Kundi Paihama is confirmed dead at the age of 75.
Kundi was best known as a Angolan politician.
Kundi Paihama
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
Provincial Commissioner of Cunene
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byCapt Ary da Costa
Minister of State Security
In office
Preceded byLourenço Ferreira Diandengue
Succeeded byJ.M. Paulo Dino Matross
Provincial Commissioner of Benguela
In office
Preceded byJ.M. Paulo Dino Matross
Succeeded byJoão Lourenço
Minister of State for Inspection and State Control
In office
Preceded byn/a
Succeeded byn/a
Governor of Luanda
In office
Preceded byLuís Gonzaga Wawuty
Succeeded byRui Óscar de Carvalho
Governor of Huila
In office
Preceded byDumilde Rangel
Succeeded byRamos da Cruz
Minister of Defense
In office
Preceded byGen. Pedro Sebastião
Succeeded byCândido Van-Dúnem
Minister of Anti-Colonial Fighters and War Veterans
In office
Preceded byPedro J. Van-Dúnem
Succeeded byCândido Van-Dúnem
Governor of Huambo
In office
Preceded byJoão B. Kussumua
Succeeded byAntónio Didalelwa
Governor of Cunene
In office
Preceded byAntónio Didalelwa
Succeeded byVigílio Tyova
Personal details
Kundi Paihama

(1944-12-09)9 December 1944
Quipungo, Huíla, Overseas Province of Angola, Portugal
Died24 July 2020(2020-07-24) (aged 75)
Political partyMPLA
Served as Angola's Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2010
Kundi Paihama (9 December 1944 – 24 July 2020) was an Angolan politician who served as Angola's Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2010. He has subsequently served as Minister for War Veterans.
Paihama was the 18th candidate on the national list of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the September 2008 parliamentary election. He won a seat in this election, in which the MPLA won an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly.
Kundy Paihama owns 33.15% of the shares of the Banco Angolano de Negócios e Comércio.
Paihama died in a private hospital in Luanda.
Paihama was sometimes a controversial figure in Angola's ruling party, the MPLA with a few famous quotes including: "Não percam tempo a escutar as mensagens de promessas de certos políticos, trabalhem para ser ricos" (do not waste your time listening to the promises of certain politicians, work hard and get rich" and “Durmo bem, como bem e o que restar no meu prato dou aos meus cães e não aos pobres” (I sleep and eat well, my leftovers go to my dogs, not the destitute).
Political offices
Preceded byPosition established
Provincial Commissioner of Cunene1976-1979
Succeeded byCapt Ary da Costa
Preceded byLourenço José Ferreira Diandengue
Minister of State Security1980-1981
Succeeded byJulião Mateus Paulo Dino Matross
Preceded byJulião Mateus Paulo Dino Matross
Provincial Commissioner of Benguela1981-1986
Succeeded byJoão Lourenço
Preceded by
Minister of State for Inspection and State Control1986-1991
Succeeded by
Preceded byLuís Gonzaga Wawuty
Governor of Luanda1991-1993
Succeeded byRui Óscar de Carvalho
Preceded byDumilde das Chagas Rangel
Governor of Huila1995-1999
Succeeded byFrancisco José Ramos da Cruz
Preceded byGen. Pedro Sebastião
Minister of Defense2002-2010
Succeeded byCândido P. dos Santos Van-Dúnem
Preceded byPedro José Van-Dúnem
Minister of Anti-Colonial Fighters and War Veterans2012-2014
Succeeded byCândido P. dos Santos Van-Dúnem
Preceded byFernando Faustino Muteka
Governor of Huambo2014-2016
Succeeded byJoão Baptista Kussumua
Preceded byAntónio Didalelwa
Governor of Cunene2016-2018
Succeeded byVigílio da R.B. Adriano Tyova
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