JUBA – South Sudan’s former minister of water irrigation and water resources and controversial opposition politician Mabior Garang De Mabior has underwent a successful cholecystectomy on Tuesday at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya.
Following the operation, the son of SPLM/SPLA founder John Garang De Mabior is in a stable condition and could be also seen moving small walks at the hospital.
A cholecystectomy is a procedure that removes the gallbladder.
Mabior revealed that he has “been suffering from Cholecystitis, a condition that developed after a mysterious autoimmune disease started to resolve on its own after three years of slow recovery” after recently returning to Juba from exile.
According to the former minister, the disease necessitated a cholecystectomy to remove his gallbladder.
He said that he has been ill since 2018.
“It began abruptly when I returned from the IGAD-HLRF meetings in Addis Ababa. This occurred in February of 2018,” he said.
“It began with blinding my right eye, which the doctor misdiagnosed as optic neuritis, and then they misdiagnosed it as glaucoma,” he adds.