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GOSS presidential adviser for religious affairs dies in Juba

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Bu Isaac Vuni

July 20, 2009 (JUBA) — Thousands of Southerners today mourned a southern Sudan presidential advisor, Fr. George Kinga Longoko, who was called to eternal rest at Juba Teaching Hospital after long illness on Monday morning at 9.30 am local time.

Late Kinga, a retired catholic priest will be remembered for playing patriotic role in convincing his Toposa community to support SPLM/A fighting for the rights of marginalized Sudanese.

A memorial prayer will be held at St. Joseph Parish in Juba attended by First Vice-President of the Republic and GOSS president among others senior dignitaries; thereafter some members will travel to Kapoete on road while the body will be flown to Kopoeta South on July 21by government of southern Sudan.

The late will be laid to rest on Wednesday July 22 in his own home area as he had requested in a written will.

Six hour before his death, Sudan Tribune visited him in hospital where he advised to continue fighting for the right of the oppressed people of Sudan. He also appealed for unity among people of Eastern Euatoria state and Southern Sudan.

The late had been the presidential advisor on religious affairs of Goss and is survived with three wives and six children- four boys and two girls.

(ST)

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  • 21 July 2009 02:58, by Akol Liai Mager

    "Lucky are those who make friendships with Poor people because they are blessed"

    Fr. Kinga worked so hard for the survival and freedom of his people; may Almighty God rest his soul in Eternal Peace Amen.

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    • 21 July 2009 09:30, by John Chol

      My sincere condolence to you Joseph kINGA,

      It’s written in the bible that " those who mediate other people are called sons of God and they will find peace" Joseph Kinga is one of those people because he initiated the Tapoesa-SPLM intergretion. May God rest his soul in enternal peace Amen.

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  • 21 July 2009 05:12, by Kur

    You fought for freedom and peace in your homeland, and so may God grant you eternal peace. You will be remembered for your patriotic role in the struggle of the people of South Sudan and the rest of the marginalised people of Sudan. We love you, Kinga, and above all God loves you.

    Kur

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    • 21 July 2009 05:26, by Grader

      RIP Fr Longoko. Your contribution is beyond mere description. South Sudan will honour your deeds forever. God Bless

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      • 21 July 2009 07:20, by KingJared

        May you rest in peace Uncle.

        Today is your day and tomorrow will be Abel Alier then next Riek Machar, follow by Kiir Mayarthii.

        "Woe is me"

        KingJared

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  • 21 July 2009 07:58, by Joseph

    How came presidential adviser die on this local hospital without good treatment, is it HIV/AID that I know has no cure and shall finish those big people on future? if not adviser suppose to be taken out side rather then this money use for corruption.

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    • 21 July 2009 11:23, by Saaid Nafe

      Hi Joseph,
      Please respect yourslfe because this web is not for nonsense.
      Those who are corrupt are those if they have malaria they take Government money for outside treatment not like our Fr.King.God keep his soul in peace

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  • 21 July 2009 08:20, by da vinci the great

    May the almighty Bless your soul as you have played a major role in achieving peace in this country.
    Such incidence should go straight to the dinka tribes, because these are the only lunatics we are having in our land.

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    • 21 July 2009 16:00, by Lokorai

      He fought hard for us and pray that Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace. What a great loss to the people of Southern Sudan.

      Apakang, ngaria Akuch; toper lokojokan!!!!

      Lokorai

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  • 21 July 2009 08:53, by Nelson Turdit

    I regret the death of a prominant elder like Fr. George Kinga who play a role in promoting unity of the people of South Sudan, i pass my condolence to his family and may almighty God’s rest upon his soul. the people of South Sudan will remember you for your role and wish your sons & daughter to do the same as well as all toposa community. the struggle must continue!! SPLM/A Oyeeeee!!!

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  • 21 July 2009 14:32, by M.C.C Kul-chi-gongic

    Almighty father we ask you today to take the souls of Fr. George Kinga Longoko to your enternal life. May his souls be rest in peace. Amen.

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