Maradona’s daughter urges fans to fight for justice


Diego Maradona’s daughter Giannina has urged fans of the Argentina great to gather on 10 March at the Obelisk, Buenos Aires’ historic monument, to demand “Justice for Diego”.

Maradona died at the age of 60 of a heart attack in November, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following successful brain surgery.

A total of seven individuals, including neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, who performed Maradona’s brain surgery, and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, who treated the former Napoli star, are under investigation following his death.

Argentinian authorities are attempting to determine if there was negligence in Maradona’s treatment following the operation. Three individuals could face a criminal case for manslaughter if found negligent.

“Justice for Diego – he didn’t die, they killed him. Demand justice and punishment for those responsible” is the rallying cry of the organisers.

Giannina Maradona took to Twitter and urged fans to attend the gathering. She wrote: “Please! See you all there!” She added: “The truth will always come to light.”

The San Isidro prosecutors’ office will convene with specialists two days before the gathering at the Obelisk to establish if there was malpractice from those under investigation.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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