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ABRAHAM KUANY – South Sudan minister of East African Affairs John Luk Jok has passed on in Juba this morning, the Fourth Vice President has confirmed.

Speaking to the Northern Corridor Morning Post on phone in Juba this morning,
Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, John Luk’s previous fellow at the Former Detainee
Alliance described the late as a brilliant politician the entire county will miss.
“John Luk is somebody who will be missed, he will be missed by the entire
country and Jonglei people as well.

The young man is a brilliant person that I lived with for long. I know him as very well as we great leader. “His shoes are so big that nobody can fit in. The great memory and a name I
cannot never forget is how, we used to call him as John Luk of the SPLM” said Nyandeng

According to the family, John Luk was battling an illness for quiet sometime.
John Luk Jok is a South Sudanese politician and minister in the Cabinet of South
Sudan. John Luk participated in the liberation process that led the independence of the
South Sudan from the North.

John took part in the drafting of South Sudan’s Constitution, 2011 as amended. During his leadership, he served as the minister of Transport in the Transitional Government of National Unity. He was served as Minister of Justice from 10 July 2011 until 12 March 2020, when he was appointed Minister of East African Affairs as part of the Revitalized
Transitional Government of National Unit.

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