Remains of senior SPLM member Deng Mading arrives in Abyei

Casket of Late Deng Mading Mijak in a plane at Agok Airstrip in Abyei Administrative Area on 03-01-2022. | Credit: Mary Awien Akoon | AIRS 2022

The body of prominent official of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, Deng Mading Mijak has arrived in Abyei Administrative Area.

The body was brought from Juba by the former chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Abyei Kuol Alor Kuol and Gen.Pieng Deng Kuol on Monday.

Mijak`s body was received by the Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area Hon. Kuol Diem Kuol, his officials, Ruweng Chief Administrator Hon. Peter Dau Chopkuer and the community at Agok airport in Abyei Administrative Area.

Late Mijak died of Covid 19 at John Garang Infectious Disease Center on Friday according to Hon. Kuol Diem Kuol.

The person who spoke on behalf of the government Dr. Ayom Korchiek Ayom said that the late will be buried in Abyei in Thony suburb in Abyei Town.

Late Deng Mading Mijak was the former minister of finance and information in Warrap state, South Sudan Co-chair of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee, chairperson of Abyei community organization in Juba and lecturer at the Juba University.