Briskila Dalung, wife of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has died, the minister said in a statement.
She died in the early hours of Sunday after a brief illness.
Her death which was announced on the Facebook page of the minister reads:
“I am bereaved. My heart is heavy. I cannot continue. I lost my first wife, Mrs Briskila this morning. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in the bosom of the Lord, amen. What a black Sunday.”
Mrs. Dalung is survived by five children.
According to the Special Adviser on Media to the Minster, the funeral arrangements will be announced by the family soon.