1 November 2019: Lt General Peter Cirilo who was the former governor of the Greater Equatoria Region in the 1980s has died. According to relatives, General Peter Cirilo succumbed to Alzheimer's and other health complicated issues in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, he died on Thursday according to the information from his close family.
The veteran general has not been seen in the public gathering in recent days, General Peter Cirilo was the elder brother to Lt General Thomas Cirilo, the leader of the National Salvation Front also known as NAS.
Lt General Peter Cirilo, was one of the senior commanders of Anyanya, a rebel group that launched the first attempt of the war of liberation and independence of South Sudan.
A source within the family of the late general said, his remains will return to South Sudan capital Juba in the coming days and he will possibly be buried at his ancestral home in Rajaf, in the outcast of Juba