Editorial and commentary

WITHERING HEAVY STORM

With Paul Jimbo

The past four days have defined some of the worse times and moments for the family and friends of Juba Monitor. The sudden death of veteran journalist and founder of Juba Monitor, the late doyen of journalism Alfred Taban caught us flat footed. It will definitely take us time to reconcile our minds with the reality that Alfred is no longer with us. He was our head, guardian, mentor and friend. Indeed it has been tough for us trying to come to terms with Alfred’s sudden demise. We have braved the trying moments and many thanks to everyone who has been able to condole with us in one way or another. Many have been wondering how we have withered the storm to keep printing despite the turbulence, the answer has been, “as Juba Monitor family, our resolve to continue with the good work of Alfred cannot be subdued or dampened, we will continue with his legacy and vision”. Alfred was taken ill in Kampala following what family sources said was a battle with diabetes and high blood pressure, His body arrives in Juba from Kampala tomorrow, Thursday 2nd 2019. As a media house, we will not publish on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We have decided to dedicate these no-printing days to mourn our hero and icon. We would therefore wish to inform our readers that we will however resume publication and circulation on Monday 6th May. We promise to bring you a much captivating Monday to resonate well with the planned hero’s send off for Alfred Taban. To our esteemed partners, readers and clients, kindly accept our unreserved apologies for any inconvenience caused by the no-printing days. Alfred’s body will be flown to his rural home, Kajo-Keji on Friday for a night vigil followed by burial on Saturday.

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