The mother of former president Dilma Rousseff (PT), Dilma Jane da Silva, He died on Saturday morning in Belo Horizonte to 96 years. The former president is in London and organizes the return to Brazil, what should happen only on Sunday morning.
The death of Dilma Jane was confirmed by the president of the PT in Minas Gerais, Cida Jesus, and former Minister of Welfare, Carlos Eduardo Gabas.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Dilma Jane suffered from Alzheimer's. Retired teacher, the mother of former president was born in Rio de Janeiro but spent most of his life in Belo Horizonte, the Pampulha neighborhood, Region north of the capital.
In April last year, to transfer the electoral title of Rio Grande do Sul to Minas Gerais, the former president said that one of the reasons the change was the mother's health. Burial will be in Belo Horizonte, in a place not yet disclosed.
On the social networks, political allies Dilma as Manuela D'Avila and Eduardo Suplicy expressed their feelings.
“Dear President Dilma Rousseff my feelings at the death of his beloved mother, Dilma Jane, as responsible for you being this wonderful and courageous woman”, said Suplicy.
“My affectionate hug to President Dilma Rousseff for the passage of Dona Jane, your mother”, he wrote Manuela.