Elias Salupeto Pena

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Elias Salupeto Pena (died 2 November 1992) served as the representative of UNITA, an anti-Communist rebel group that fought against the MPLA in the Angolan Civil War, to the Joint Military and Political Commission.[1] Pena was a distant relative of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi and a senior advisor to Savimbi.

The government killed Pena along with Jeremias Chitunda, the Vice President of UNITA, in Luanda in November 1992 following the first round of the presidential election in what was known as the Halloween Massacre.[1]