SPLM/A Canada Representative condolence to late Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe

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.
Signed by:
SPLM/A’s office of public Relations
In the office of SPLM/A Representative
To Canada

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.

Patrice Wani
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)
(403)280-8162 (Home)

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.


  1. May almighty father rest your soul in peace brother. You have done a lot for South Sudan, we will take it from where you left.

  2. Toria says:

    Deepest condolences, RIP Professpr Lokitari. You will be remembered as a hero.

  3. Tombe Gboro says:

    Rest in peace Tombe.

  4. peter Deng says:

    Equatorians are to be treated the way it happened to him. Lako is not South Sudanese and so are the Equatorians. Rebels, we will get rid of them. Dinka, we are the master

    • Eastern says:

      peter Deng,

      You don’t need to tell us that you are just like the cows you people follow. You are so uncouth to mock the dead.

      Dinkas will not have peace in South Sudan even if they are the masters as you are insinuating.

    • Joana Adams says:

      Bro, Cde Dr. Wani Tombe,

      Tall among equals you stood
      Brave and courageous among equals you stood,
      Fiery and fierce your words roared
      To give hope and inspiration to your brethren and sisters
      From 2005 until you met your untimely death you refused
      You refused to be ruled by those you viewed to be not your equals
      Your own native Juba na Bari you refused to return to
      You refused to return to be humiliated
      By illiterate soldiers,you refused to be dominated
      to be dominated by those who should first seek civilisation but not power
      The people’s movement, you joined because a leader must lead by example
      For that we shall be eternally grateful to you.
      Of late you had travelled the world to tell our people
      To tell your people not to surrender their freedom
      You travelled the wolrld to tell your people to stand tall among equals
      And liberate Equatoria from the jaws of Dinka imperialism
      Your words of hope will not fall on deaf ears
      The hope and inspiration you passed
      to the next generation will be your legacy.
      I can feel the pains of those do will feel orphaned
      Who have lot or leadership
      But thy ill not falter but rise up
      Multitude of armies hall rise up from the multitudes murdered by Kiir
      Although you are no more
      Brother rest assured
      Rest assured that the battle you and others stood for
      will not be extinguished,
      until our land is liberated
      Until justice is done to you and all the fallen heros and heroines.
      Bro Wani Tombe, rest assured that your sacrifice to the people of Equatoria
      Your sacrifice to the people of South Sudan
      your sacrifice for human dignity and rights of the oppressed
      will not go in vain.
      You have now passed the mantle on
      this mantle shall be born with courage and determination
      that will be a befitting tribute to you a fallen hero.
      It doesn’t matter how you have met your death
      It doesn’t matter if there were foul plays
      For non lives forever.
      A fellow commentator has said above tht heros don’t die!
      How very true
      What matters is that in your short life
      You have accomplished what many will never in a hundred years
      Your demise will not discourage but strengthen us.
      Lucky is the womb that bore you.
      Lucky is the family that nurtured and made you the man you are.
      God knows they are hurting
      In time He will give them peace
      The peace that surpasses all understanding.
      So rest in peace brother Wani Tombe.
      Rest in eternal peace!

      Joana Adams

    • KONDOKORO says:

      Peter Deng
      shut your mouth leave us to mourn our Bro
      you are like Jalaba you mislead Dr Wani to support unity with sudan while Dr Wani people want independent
      you send money to give a blind support as a result Dr Wani want to form graco movement,
      you with Elhaj paul, joana Adams hide in Diaspora while Wani suffering in Addisababa
      you supported Lado Gore with Riak while isolating Dr Wani is it not your evel plans???

  5. Professor Wani Tombe has been an icon and satirical opposition politicians in the diaspora. All over the world, opposition leaders such as Tombe are assets to the nation, because they see what the government are blindfolded from seeing. They are not enemies to the government, not at all. Wani Tombe has been that spectacles as his many writings can attest to his sharp mind and vision for our country. His sadden demise in Ethiopia is a great lost to south Sudanese, Equatoria, and opposition in the diaspora. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.

  6. Eli says:

    Deepest condolences, your vision shall come to accomplishments.

  7. Hoiloom says:

    R.I.P professor Tombe, you’ve left us too soon. The people of South Sudan will miss your great contribution in this national struggle. I met the late in Europe last year and was impressed with his presentation. A great lost to all of us.


  8. Eastern says:

    Dr Wani Tombe died a hero; he did not sell his conscience for food. He stood by his conviction as a true Equatorian.


  9. Yohannes says:

    R.I.P professor Wani!

  10. Gaafar Ismail says:

    I am deeply grieved by the sad death of the greatest scholar I have ever known Prof. Tombe Wani whose life should have been an asset to South Sudan that is dearly in need of such a person in its march to build the nation. With his very high credentials, microscopic vision and far slightness the country would have benefited very much. My heartfelt condolences to his family, students, friends and the entire people of South Sudan nation.

  11. Kwacha says:

    Prof. RIP. I hope he died as a christain.

  12. KONDOKORO says:

    we love you
    you were educated to bring prosperity and development to your people
    but the journey cut shot
    We have enough educated people who can benefit our suffering people but cut short is the investment made
    Most Bari intectuals need a vision for their people and need to understand why they are educated for what?
    worsted is the energy in the bushes of Africa or in the cities of north America and the drums of complains against those who crictisies from within.Bari is left behind not because of enemies but because our intelectuals trying to focus on destruction rather than development, Dr Wani was mislead by Diaspora and those of Elhaj paul , and joan Adams
    the blood of our intelectuals,those who send blood money in Diaspora while pussing Dr Wani to go infront line had killed Dr Wani RIP Wani but we will speak on your behalf God bless
    Those who beat the drums of War had killed Dr Wani

    • Joana Adams says:

      To impersonate being an Equatorian when you are clearly not one, is a shame. Why Gondokoro, why not Bor or Rumbek or Yirol or Kuajok. Ashamed of who you are and where you hail from? Tough! If you have nothing worthwhile to say since you don’t mourn your dead ones and leave them for vultures to feed on, let the Equatorians mourn their dead.
      You may hate some specifi individuals but there are many others who hold them in high regard in equal measures. Stop your envious speculation about El Hag Paul or Joana Adams. El Hag Paul is an eloquent person and will speak for himself. As for me Joana Adams, I have a mission to accomplish, and I am not about to go anywhere soon.
      Your genocidal government must bear the responsibility for displacing hundreds and thousands of our patriotic citizens abroad. If you do not want them in South Sudan why are you incensed when the rest of the world receives them with both hands?
      Finally, this obituary is about the late, in our tradition it is a taboo to disrespect the dead. Cde. Eastern has already mentioned above that you should leave us alone to mourn our dead. What is it with you strange people that you want even to stop people fom mourning their dead. As a mortal, you do not know what is round the corner.
      Please have some self respect.

      Joana Adams

      • BILL KUCH says:

        Joanna Adam,
        First of all, the person you condemned above said who he was and it seems to you that you are uncertainty about him. Moreover, your statement of why him and not someone from Bor, Rumbek, Yirol, or Kuajok. And therefore; you are absolutely wrong on that. So, to me as a Dinka, we do forgive the dead as we do in our Greater Bor Communities and in whole Dinka tribe. And now, let me say, RIP professor. Although his mission was to fill buckets with Dinka blood as we all seen it online or in YouTube. As for you, your mission is already known and we will never forgive the living people since they take compassion for granted. I wish professor was alive to prove his plans, but unfortunately, live was too short! You Equatorians are still trusting Dr. Riek while he takes never good care of your people and that is a very big mistake. You can disagree with me as you like, but it is fact as it was in case of Joseph Oduoh and as now for professor Lako. Thanks.

  13. Kondokoro says:


  14. Charles Placido Wani says:

    Condolence Message to the family of Prof. Dr. Wani Tombe,
    My condolence to all family members. I was a student of Dr Wani Tombe, 4th year at University of Juba 2004 and he taught me Public Administration/Local Government. After i completed my degree, i also challenged him in the newspaper by then Juba Moniter under the title: Dr. Wani Tombe and the Shifting Sand of Illusions. In short i was asking him to do something more for south Sudanese than just being a critic in the newspaper regarding the newly elected SPLM Government in 2006 up to date. I love him because he is intelligent and conversant in all the issues at his control. Now that he has passed away, he had done what i was expecting such as his speech in a video clip addressing Equatoria Community in UK shall be his memorable legacy. He had wanted to come home, but his enemies made all things impossible for him to sat his foot home. Ti bari lwo”ko”ni Tome lo ngilo a ‘doro, nevertheless His call for FEDERALISM will never fall like the Elephant. May God rest his Soul in Peace Amen!

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