Senior SPLM-IO official dies in Khartoum, Machar confirms

Photo: SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar attends an IGAD an extraordinary summit of IGAD in Addis Ababa | Credit | Minasse Wondimu Hailu | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images.

December 27th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) has died in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, according to a condolence message issued by the group’s leader, Dr. Riek Machar.

Abdalla Abdalla Rahma who was member of the group’s National Liberation Council (NLC) died on Monday in the Sudanese capital of high blood pressure according to the letter of condolence issued by Machar.

“Cde Abdallah Abdallah Rahma has passed on Monday 23/12/2019 at 6:45 PM in Bashair Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. He died of high blood pressure,” Machar said in the letter extended to Nyamilepedia.

Machar who said the senior SPLM-IO official’s body was buried in Omdurman praised Abdalla saying he was a “hero of the current struggle for Federalism and Reform in the Republic of South Sudan.”

“He was a member of SPLM (IO) National Liberation Council. On behalf of SPLM/SPLA (IO) and the South Sudanese people, I convey our deep condolences to his family and to all members of SPLM/SPLA (IO) on passing on of this hero. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. He will be missed by all.”

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