Juba, South Sudan,
June 23, 2021 – The community of Madi in Magwi County of Eastern Equatoria State is mourning the death of Angelo Voga Morgan, a paramount chief who died of the novel coronavirus in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
The paramount chief, locally referred to as Lopirigo died in Kampala on Monday 21st June 2021 according to authoritative sources familiar with the matter. Angelo died at the age of 87.
The late Angelo served previously as the Sudan Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe in Southern Africa.
Confirming the death of the supreme leader in a report Wednesday, Alira William, the chief of Nimule Payam in Magwi County said: “Lopirigo Ambassador Angelo Voga died in Kampala at Doctors Hospital.”
Alira said Angelo died of severe COVID-19 cold that overwhelmed him fast as the virus would to a person at his age. He died three days after his admission.
“He was admitted on date 17 June 2021, he died on June 21st, the cause of his death is severe Covid-19 pneumonia, he died at the age of 87,” Alira said.
Angelo has been described by his associates as a unifying factor, a competent, and respectful personality.
“He was a respectful leader and when they elected him as the Lopirigo, a leader of the community, he was on the top of the issues of the community addressing their issues,” Emilio Igga, the former commissioner of Magwi County and defunct Pageri County, was quoted to have said.
Igga added that the death was even more tragic as it happened in a displacement camp with people still recovering from trauma.
“It is really very sad that we lost him while still in a refuge and this is peacetime, we expected that he would come home to reconstruct the home together and now he is gone,” the former commissioner lamented.
Covid-19 in Uganda has been surging daily as new variant burns through the entire country despite the imposition of a total lockdown by President Museveni.