It is said that Sita Valles was shot at five in the morning on 1 August 1977, one shot in each leg, one shot in each arm. Her body fell into the ditch that had been dug for the purpose before the fatal shot struck her, or what was left of her, after being tortured and raped by the men of the Directorate of Information and Security of Angola (DISA), the political police of the MPLA regime. A tractor leveled the site. It is also said that the beautiful, elegant, intelligent communist of Goan origin a Portuguese woman with an African heart remained rebellious until her final moment. She said that she was not afraid, and that the sooner they killed her the better. By refusing to be blindfolded, she forced the men of the firing squad to look her in the eye before pulling the trigger.