A renowned civil society activist Batali Aligo Samson passed away this morning in Juba.
His elder brother confirmed the demise of the late to Eye Radio this afternoon.
Eng. Alikaya Aligo Samson says his brother had tested positive for Covid-19 five days before his death.
He stated that his conditions deteriorated due to some pre-existing complications of diabetes and blood pressure.
“He had some complications of diabetes and high blood pressure, which could also be worsened by Coronavirus. We asked the Lord to rest his soul in peace,” Eng. Aligo told Eye Radio on Wednesday.
“Around midnight, his health worsened and the ambulance tried to rush him to the hospital. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it.”
The deceased was laid to rest at the Hai-Malakal Cemetery in Juba on Thursday.
Eng. Alikaya Aligo Samson says the funeral is underway at the house of the deceased in Munuki near Suk Melisia.
He was one of the activists who participated in the peace talks from 2017 to 2018 in Ethiopia and Sudan.
Until his death, Batali was the deputy head of the South Sudan Civil Society Alliance.
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