FVP GAI Mourns late Alfred Taban
FVP Taban Deng Gai (R) and a family member, Prof. Taban Loliyong (L) at
the late Alfred Taban’s residence yesterday (Photo: Kitab A Unango)
By Kitab A Unango
Residence of the late Alfred Taban Logune, next to Juba Monitor Offices, was yesterday a be-hive of activities as prominent personalities, member of the public and friends continued to condole the family of the late media icon.
Among them, the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, members of South Sudan Media Authority, management of Universal Printing Company, Rak Madia Groups and scores of local and international institutions apart from condolence massages received through phones, e-mails and other media outlets.
First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai’s presence consoled and gave hope to the family members, friends and in-laws.
Gai, being sorrowful and pitiful for the loss of the freedom fighter, felt speechless but gravely told mourners, “I have come to pay condolence to you and I am going”, and left.
Late Alfred Taban died on Saturday in a hospital in Uganda capital, Kampala at the age of 62 after being hospitalized for over a month in a bid to save his life from what his medics described as diabetes and blood pressure.
Late Alfred will be remembered for his roles as freedom fighter to bring peace and stability in the country.
He saved the nation in various capacities before and after the country seceded from Sudan in 2011.
He was a former British Broadcasting Corporation in 1990s in Sudan capital, Khartoum and a former chairperson of Association of Media Development in South Sudan.
He was also the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Juba Monitor, the main and leading English independent daily newspapers in the country.
The time he died,the late Alfred Taban was a member of parliament of the Transitional Government of National Unity and a member of National Dialogue Committee.