South Sudan veteran musician David Pachong passed away today after long battle with colon cancer

Veteran South Sudanese musician David Pachong died this morning after battling colon cancer according to close relative.

R. I. P Ustaz David Pachong Mading, we finally lost you today in Juba.

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David Pachong last year posted on social media to inform people that he is diagnosed with cancer.

While speaking to SBS Dinka reporter in November 2019, David Chiengkou, Pachong discloses that he has been battling cancer for the last two years.

“Pachong told me that he has been battling what doctors described as ‘colon cancer’ for the last two years. He has been to Kampala to seek medical treatments and after everything failed with all surgeries, he was moved to Juba where he is now living with his young family. During our conversation David said, ‘In july, doctors gave me 7 days to live but here I am now. I am not dying that soon because I do hope i can overcome this.” Pachong said while speaking SBS Dinka Radio.

David Pachong was one of the greatest veteran musicians in South Sudan and Sudan at large.

David will always be remembered for his passion and love he owed to the people and also as a patriotic figure who contributed to the liberation struggle for South Sudan nation.