South Sudan’s renowned journalist Salvatore Deng Manyuol has died at the age of 70.
South Sudan’s renowned journalist Salvatore Deng Manyuol has died at the age of 70, his family has revealed.
Salvatore went on in Aweil Civil Hospital from renal failure, a problem he had been battling for years.
Madut Santino Deng, a family spokesman, announced that the late had also been suffering from hypertension.
“The cause of his death was renal failure, we have made some attempts but the condition arrived accidently. If it given us a chance, we would have controlled it. He has also suffered from hypertension which impaired his limbs,” Deng stated.
The State Minister of Information, William Anyuon Kuol, eulogized the late recalling him as a bold journalist and patriot who helped to the country’s freedom.
“Of course, he [late] was a brilliant writer during the Sudan era and he published a lot of pieces for newspapers, so he was a terrific person,” William added.
Garang Akech, one of the local journalists in the region, praised the late Salvatore as a mentor who has lifted the standard for aspiring journalists in the nation.
“Deng was one of the media cadres in Sudan and South Sudan. He introduced the history of South Sudan to the entire world, I am one of his followers because he was the one who taught us the value of journalism,” Akech eulogized.
Salvatore Deng Manyuol was born in 1952 at Aweil town of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.
He finished with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1977. He subsequently joined media in Sudan in the late 1970s.
He also served as a broadcaster for Radio Omdurman before he became publicity secretary for Bahr el Ghazal governor in 1985.