South Sudanese musician Teresa Nyankol Mathiang performs before a huge crowd in Perth, Australia in May 2012. [Gurtong | File]
By Gabriel Mayom
RUMBEK, 24 September 2012 [Gurtong] - Nyankol died on Saturday night in Juba Hospital but the cause of death remains unclear.
Nyankol is a native of Abyei Ngok Dinka and has been popular for composing liberation songs during the struggle for independence.
Many South Sudanese citizens have sent in tributes to the great icon for having composed courageous songs which she will be remembered for.