SPLM/A’s office of Representative to Canada’s Condolence to Late Dr. Wani Tombe’s family
June 4th, 2015
For immediate Release
On behalf of the SPLM/A Resistance Movement and the people of South Sudan around the globe, the office of SPLM/A Representative to Canada would like take this opportunity to pass our sincere heartfelt and deepest condolence to late Dr. Wani Tombe’s immediate family and people of South Sudan for this tragic loss of comrade, Dr. Wani Tombe.
The people of South Sudan and the SPLA/A Resistance Movement were both shocked and saddened to learn the untimely death of Dr. Tombe on June 3rd, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr.Tombe was a South Sudanese’ giant politically, socially and academically and we must acknowledge that South Sudan as a country has loses a towering figure of our time.
Dr. Wani Tombe was not only an academic genius, he was also a well revered social and political activist who always stand up for disadvantage others. His passing is a great tragedy to the people South Sudan.
Our heartfelt and prayers goes out to the immediate family in this difficult times.
SPLM/A’s office of public Relations
In the office of SPLM/A Representative
Condolences Message to the Family of Late Dr. Wani Tombe
Dear Family of Late Dr. Wani Tombe and South Sudanese Communities,
It’s very sad and shock to hear the tragic death of Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako who passed away last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I personally never met him, but I have been following his statements and watched some videos online that express his real image. Death is death…there is no surprise for it’s where we all shall go. I’m proud of Late Dr. Wani for dedicated his intellectual ability and knowledge to entire South Sudan, Africa and the World.
Late Dr. Tombe was a beacon of darkness. I personally would like to request his family to calm down and take his death as South Sudan’s problem. This is not your problem alone!
To be honest, this tragic death of Professor Tombe is not only hurting his family alone, but the entire Nation of South Sudan. I’m proud that he taught a lot of people directly or indirectly. I would like to assure his family that the World is praying for full comfort on them and on South Sudan as well. South Sudanese may have political differences, but death has no friends.
Once again, I ask your kindness to accept my message of condolence and build comfort in yourselves as family so that our Lord keeps the rest of the family safe and clean.
Finally, I ask all South Sudanese and their friends all over the World to pray for the Deceased’s family and the Almighty to be the judge to thoroughly investigate the cause of our Hero’s death.
Hero Never died!!
God bless his dear family
Rest in Peace!
Peace Ambassador Gatwech Koak Nyuon
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Condolence Message: JUN/03/2015, SSN;
Dear Family of Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe, and South Sudanese,
For and on the behalf of the Bari Community of Canada (BCC), we feel deeply grieved by the sad news about the unexpected deceased of the Greater Equatoria Council of Rights (GRECOR) founder, true champion and advocate of peace, the sincerely esteemed Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako.
As we are still at the state of shock by the announcement of the tragic passing of Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako, our language fails to express how deeply and profoundly we feel pain in our heart, we express our heartfelt condolence to the family particularly to elder brother Mr. Lawrence Modi Tombe, Mr. Steven Tombe Lako, the brother of Dr. Wani Tombe Lako, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the former chairman of the Bari Community of Canada, the family in Juba, and to the entire nation of South Sudan in diaspora, and in South Sudan. The immense suffering and hardship that Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako endured for the sake of establishing a peaceful South Sudan will surely be recognized by the people of South Sudan down through the ages. For this we owe him a debt of gratitude, his magnificent work and vision are the things we must now all seek to realize, we are sure that his ideas and his teaching will long live in the hearts of the people all over the world, and his name will remain a symbol of kindness and tolerance. Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako left behind him many followers all over the world who will do their best to justify his lofty hopes.
Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe Lako had accomplished great work in incredibly various fields such as in politic, academic, and peace, and maybe much more, please be consoled by the realization that his life has touched so many in many positive and uplifting ways, he was an incredible man who left a deep and lasting legacy behind.
May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon the family during this unfortunate time.
On the behalf of the Bari Community of Canada
For condolences Mr. Steven Tombe can be reached at
220- 7038 16th Ave South East
Calgary, AB T2A 7Z6
Telephone: (403)510-8068 (Cellphone)
The office of the chairman of SPLM/SPLA-IO is hereby sadly and horrifically announcing the sudden and untimely death of Prof. Wani Tombe Lako who passed away last week in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The reason of his tragic death remains unclassified as the body of the deceased was surprisingly found laying in the apartment by Ethiopian federal police. His body will be taken to UK, London, for postmortem investigations to identify the cause of this fatal incident.
The tragic death of Prof. Wani Tombe is great lost to entire people of Republic of South Sudan at large and the Revolutionary movement, SPLM/SPLA-IO in particular.
Dr.Wani Tombi is one of the renowned academicians in the whole Sudan and more specifically South Sudan.
The office of the chairman expresses its deepest and heartfelt condolences and deeply shares the deep grief with the family, relatives, friends and comrades in the movement at this horrible moment.
Dr. Wani Tombi was very patriotic comrade, he loves his country and he was so an instrumental figure in our movement and his unexpected departure will leave a big gap in the movement.
May the Almighty heavenly Father rest his soul in eternal peace.. R.I.P
Nyarji Jermlili Roman
Office of the chairman of SPLM/SPLA-IO, Dr.Rek Machar Teny.