In a tweet seen by NCMP, Maal Maker Thiong announced the passing away of a renowned South Sudanese female Journalist, Wani passed away yesterday in Juba at age of 28.
Ms Diana died at the Juba Medical Complex.
She first fell sick on December 26, 2020.
According to a doctor’s report, the young journalist succumbed to severe Malaria and ulcers.
Her uncle said that Diana’s death came as a shock to the entire family and the media fraternity.
Late Diana is the daughter of John Wani Simon and Veronica Aristo Laku.
She is a graduate of Khartoum University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Mass Communications and Philosophy.
She worked with Almuogif newspaper and recently as a contractor for Arabic news at Eye Radio. Her death has shocked fellow journalists and media stakeholders.
Those who knew her as a field reporter described the late Diana as a jovial and social person –who was a professional while conducting her duties. He described her as “a good person” who works diligently and “does her work passionately, she’s a quiet person who doesn’t talk much.
The family is yet to communicate the burial and funeral arrangements for Diana John Wani.