JUBA – South Sudan minister of East African Affairs and former Justice minister John Luk Jok, has died this morning of the deadly coronavirus disease also known as COVID-19, his aides said from Juba this morning.
“This is to inform you that the minister for East African Affairs John Luk jok has died of COVID-19,” one aide told Sudans Post from Juba.
“He refused to be taken to the hospital. He was given medicins about two weeks ago and he said he will be taking the medicines from home,” the aided added.
John Luk Jok has served as South Sudan minister of justice right following the independence in July 2011.
He served under that capacity until Kiir sacked his entire cabinet in July 2013 leading up to the outbreak of war in December that year.
He was detained and then released in April 2014 and fled to exile in Kenya and returned to the country in 2016 as a part of a 2015 peace agreement to serve as the transport minister on thew ticket of the SPLM former detainees.
John Luk Jok served under that capacity until the dissolution of the government in February 2020 and was appointed as the minister of East African Affairs.