by Clement Maring Samuel Swaka Yibi in Kampala, UGANDA – 28 APR 2019
“Journalists suffer like Pastors and they die poor like Pastors and like John Garang. The day I first met late Alfred Taban Logune was in Khartoum in his house at Redimiya after he was released from prison. I was studying together with his twin sisters at Meridi Senior secondary school in Khartoum. Though he was imprisoned by Khartoum government, he remained unshaken as BBC correspondent in Khartoum. I have found out that late Alfred Taban was a unique man who stand by the truth. Always, the first casualty of marginalization is truth. You have done your part. I wish your burial should be arranged like that of Komla Dumo who was offered State burial by the government of Ghana. May your perfect soul rest in eternal peace”
Alfred Taban Logune (born 1957 in Kajokeji, died on 27 April 2019) is a South Sudanese broadcast journalist. He is a former BBC correspondent in Khartoum, the founder and former editor in chief of the Juba Monior, the leading independent newspaper in South Sudan, formerly known as Khartoum Monitor the 1st independent English-Language newspaper in Sudan. He is also the former chairman of the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS). He is a former member of parliament in the South Sudan transitional legislative national assembly.
[ UPDATE – 30 APR 2019 from Miss Equatoria Uganda Beauty Pageant@Facebook ]
Wednesday May 1st, 2019, at exactly 11:00AM, there will be a prayer for the late Hon. Alfred Taban and viewing of the body at St. John Church Kamokya on Mawanda Road, Kampala, Uganda.
The body will be flown to Juba on Thursday May 2nd, 2019.
For those who are in Kampala let’s come and pay our last tribute to our fallen hero Alfred Taban Logune. For directions tomorrow, contact 0783106471, other numbers will be provided.
This communication comes from Bishop Taban.