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Reath Malual, a peace advisor to the president, has died
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Reath Malual, a peace advisor to the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, passed away on March 3, 2023, at the age of 57. The cause of his death has not been officially announced, but sources close to his family say that he suffered a heart attack.

Malual was a prominent figure in South Sudan, known for his tireless efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country. He served as a member of the National Dialogue Steering Committee and was a key player in the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and various armed groups.

Malual was also a respected academic, holding a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nairobi. He served as a lecturer at Juba University before taking up his role as a peace advisor to the President.

The news of Malual’s passing has been met with shock and sadness from across South Sudan. Many people have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the late peace advisor.

President Kiir has also released a statement mourning the loss of Malual. In his statement, the President described Malual as a “dedicated and selfless servant of the people of South Sudan.” He went on to say that Malual’s death is a great loss to the country and that his contributions to the peace process will always be remembered.

The National Dialogue Steering Committee, of which Malual was a member, also released a statement expressing their condolences. The statement described Malual as a “bridge-builder” and a “champion of peace” and praised his contributions to the peace process.

Many people in South Sudan are now reflecting on Malual’s legacy and the impact that he had on the country. His tireless efforts to promote peace and reconciliation have not gone unnoticed, and many are calling on the government to continue to prioritize peacebuilding in his memory.

Malual’s passing comes at a time when South Sudan is still struggling to recover from years of civil war and violence. The ongoing peace negotiations have been marred by setbacks and challenges, and the country is still facing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the conflict.

However, despite these challenges, Malual remained committed to the cause of peace and continued to work tirelessly to bring an end to the violence. His passing is a reminder of the importance of this work and the need for continued efforts to promote reconciliation and healing in South Sudan.

The death of Reath Malual is a great loss to South Sudan and to the cause of peace and reconciliation in the country. His tireless efforts to promote peace and his contributions to the ongoing peace negotiations will always be remembered. As the country continues to navigate the challenges ahead, many are calling on the government and the people of South Sudan to honor Malual’s legacy by continuing to work toward lasting peace and healing for all.

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