South Sudan’s Minister of East African Affairs John Luk Jok died at his home in the capital Juba on Tuesday morning, local media reported. He was 68.

Jok was appointed as the minister in March 2020 in line with a peace agreement that came into effect on February 22, 2020. 

He also served as minister of justice from July 2011 to March 2020.

South Sudan is governed by a Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity.

“John Luk was very honest, hardworking and a brilliant person who devoted his entire life to fight for South Sudan during the liberation processes until his death.

“He is a person the whole country will miss,” Fourth Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior was quoted by The EastAfrican newspaper as saying.

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