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May 9, 2009 (PRETORIA) — The First Vice-President Salva Kiir Mayadrit witnessed today Jacob Zuma’s inauguration as fourth President of the Republic of South Africa, since the end of Apartheid Regime.

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Jacob Zuma takes the oath of office as South Africa’s President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria May 9, 2009. (Reuters)

Nearly 30 leaders were attending the ceremony, including several who have sparked protests from rights groups in the country, such as Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, and North Korea’s number two Kim Yong-Nam.

Salva Kiir who arrived yesterday to represent the Sudanese government was accompanied by the minister of foreign affairs Deng Alor. South Africa officials said Bashir’s presence would force them to arrest him, based on the arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court last March.

Also a SPLM delegation led by its secretary general Pagan Amum was at the at the inauguration venue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria where the festivities took place. South Africa ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) invited the SPLM and some other Sudanese political forces to attend the event.

Former President Thabo Mbeki was a supporter of the suspension of the ICC jurisdiction on Darfur crimes. It is not clear what would be the behavior of the newly elected President Zuma. But, Kiir is expected to hold talks with him urging his support for the CPA and Darfur peace process and the rejection of the ICC arrest warrant.

Jacob Zuma was elected as the President of South Africa on 22nd April 2009 with the support of the Communist Party, trade unions and ANC Youth League. These organizations had been marginalized by the former President Mbeki.

(ST)

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  • 10 May 2009 05:24, by babadit

    Bravo Kirr and Zuma remain brothers in the way you shown solidarity to one another, infact south Africa is rigth to have Bashir arested if he could step in that land as they are the signatory to the Rome statue,but i would like to advise Mr. Kirr to avoid being push by the Arabs to give out lame excusse to the whole world that ,the arest warrent issued against El Bashir will japerdized CPA, don’t you even think of what this lunatic you now want to rally behide has done to southers like yourself and the world has not been able to realized ? should you continue to seek help from people like Gadhafi, you will soon be plan by Museveni again, come back home with brilliant ideas but do not copy the leadership styles of Mugabe to sudan otherwise you will be the next person to be in the huge.

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    • 10 May 2009 08:24, by paul baak anyaar

      Congratulations Mr. Kiir!
      It’s a matter of formalities, isn’t it? That you attended the inauguration of Comrade JZ on behalf of your Boss. It’s a good gesture anyway and I will not be tempted by any chance to critise you on that.

      However, I would like to know why you would really want to have a private talk with Zuma about the arrest Warrant issued against Al Bashir. This is an issue that is supposed to be out of bounces for any stranger who would wish to stand behind this beast. So if you think you can coax the South African president into defending your Boss, then know that you are travelling on a lonly road that leads to hell. We ’wet Deng Nhial ok aliu thin’ for your information.

      I therefore advice you or rather order you to return home as soon as possible after the function. How long will you run Bashir errands when he has ceased attending parties of the ’upright’? He has to be a man like Comrade Bob who attends whether invited or not.

      Or what do you think,mayardit?

      By Paul Baak Anyaar

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      • 10 May 2009 09:14, by mathem jech amer

        You people should appreciate courageous people of South Africa for their strongest stand they made during Apatheid. Let them prove to Whitemen that they can lead themselves. Most of you only confine themselves to critizing on other tribes than looking beyond and knowing other things happening in other parts of the world, I believe some of you came across this speech from former last whitemen president:

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        THE FOLLOWING is a speech made by former South African President P.W. Botha to his Cabinet. This reprint was written by David G. Mailu for the Sunday Times, a South African newspaper, dated August 18, 1985.

        Here is the powerful speech of P W Botha,

        " Pretoria has been made by the White mind for the White man. We are not obliged even the least to try to prove to anybody and to the Blacks that we are superior people. We have demonstrated that to the Blacks in a thousand and one ways. The Republic of South Africa that we know of today has not been created by wishful thinking. We have created it at the expense of intelligence, sweat and blood. Were they Afrikaners who tried to eliminate the Australian Aborigines? Are they Afrikaners who discriminate against Blacks and call them Niggers in the States? Were they Afrikaners who started the slave trade? Where is the Black man appreciated? England discriminates against its Black and their "Sus" law is out to discipline the Blacks. Canada , France , Russia , and Japan all play their discrimination too. Why in the hell then is so much noise made about us? Why are they biased against us? I am simply trying to prove to you all that there is nothing unusual we are doing that the so called civilized worlds are not doing. We are simply an honest people who have come out aloud with a clear philosophy of how we want to live our own White life.

        We do not pretend like other Whites that we like Blacks. The fact that, Blacks look like human beings and act like human beings do not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles simply because they look alike. If God wanted us to be equal to the Blacks, he would have created us all of a uniform colour and intellect. But he created us differently: Whites, Blacks, Yellow, Rulers and the ruled. Intellectually, we are superior to the Blacks; that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt over the years. I believe that the Afrikaner is an honest, God fearing person, who has demonstrated practically the right way of being. Nevertheless, it is comforting to know that behind the scenes, Europe, America , Canada , Australia -and all others are behind us in spite of what they say. For diplomatic relations, we all know what language should be used and where. To prove my point, Comrades, does anyone of you know a White country without an investment or interest in South Africa ? Who buys our gold? Who buys our diamonds? Who trades with us? Who is helping us develop other nuclear weapon? The very truth is that we are their people and they are our people. It’s a big secret. The strength of our economy is backed by America , Britain , Germany . It is our strong conviction, therefore, that the Black is the raw material for the White man. So Brothers and Sisters, let us join hands together to fight against this Black devil. I appeal to all Afrikaners to come out with any creative means of fighting this war. Surely God cannot forsake his own people whom we are. By now every one of us has seen it practically that the Blacks cannot rule themselves. Give them guns and they will kill each other. They are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives and indulging in sex. Let us all accept that the Black man is the symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence. Isn’t it plausible? therefore that the White man is created to rule the Black man? Come to think of what would happen one day if you woke up and on the throne sat a Kaffir! Can you imagine what would happen to our women? Does anyone of you believe that the Blacks can rule this country?

        Hence, we have good reasons to let them all-the Mandelas-rot in prison, and I think we should be commended for having kept them alive in spite of what we have at hand with which to finish them off. I wish to announce a number of new strategies that should be put to use to destroy this Black bug. We should now make use of the chemical weapon. Priority number one, we should not by all means allow any more increases of the Black population lest we be choked very soon. I have exciting news that our scientists have come with an efficient stuff. I am sending out more researchers to the field to identify as many venues as possible where the chemical weapons could be employed to combat any further population increases. The hospital is a very strategic opening, for example and should be fully utilized. The food supply channel should be used. We have enveloped excellent slow killing poisons and fertility destroyers. Our only fear is in case such stuff came in! ! to their hands as they are bound to start using it against us if you care to think of the many Blacks working for us in our homes.

        However, we are doing the best we can to make sure that the stuff remains strictly in our hands. Secondly, most Blacks are vulnerable to money inducements. I have set aside a special fund to exploit this venue. The old trick of divide and rule is still very valid today. Our experts should work day and night to set the Black man against his fellowman. His inferior sense of morals can be exploited beautifully. And here is a creature that lacks foresight. There is a need for us to combat him in long term projections that he cannot suspect. The average Black does not plan his life beyond a year: that stance, for example, should be exploited. My special department is already working round the clock to come out with a long-term operation blueprint. I am also sending a special request to all Afrikaner mothers to double their birth rate. It may be necessary too to set up a population boom industry by putting up centers where we employ and support fully White young men and women to produce children for the nation.. We are also investigating the merit of uterus rentals as a possible means of speeding up the growth of our population through surrogate mothers.

        For the time being, we should also engage a higher gear to make sure that Black men are separated from their women and fines imposed upon married wives who bear illegitimate children.

        I have a committee working on finding better methods of inciting Blacks against each other and encouraging murders among themselves. Murder cases among Blacks should bear very little punishment in order to encourage them.

        My scientists have come up with a drug that could be smuggled into their brews to effect slow poisoning results and fertility destruction. Working through drinks and manufacturing of soft drinks geared to the Blacks, could promote the channels of reducing their population. Ours is not a war that we can use the atomic bomb to destroy the Blacks, so we must use our intelligence to effect this. The person-to-person encounter can be very effective.

        As the records show that the Black man is dying to go to bed with the White woman, here is our unique opportunity. Our Sex Mercenary Squad should go out and camouflage with Apartheid Fighters while doing their operations quietly administering slow killing poison and fertility destroyers to those Blacks they thus befriend. We are modifying the Sex Mercenary Squad by introducing White men who should go for the militant Black woman and any other vulnerable Black woman. We have received a new supply of prostitutes from Europe and America who are desperate and too keen to take up the appointments.

        My latest appeal is that the maternity hospital operations should be intensified. We are not paying those people to help bring Black babies to this world but to eliminate them on the very delivery moment. If this department worked very efficiently, a great deal could be achieved.

        Are you happy with this statement?

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        • 10 May 2009 16:05, by Hakuna Matata

          that speech is pathetic!

          Thats exactly what Arabs from Sudan are doing to south sudanese through weak-in-heart tribes such as Nuer, Murle and most of our Brothers from Equatoria.

          don’ t bark on me you bastards! let us all unite and kill the Traders Fuck! by whatever means and we can gain our freedom like our Black brothers from South Africa!

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        • 10 May 2009 16:06, by uncorrupt_dinka

          Eugenics. There is a silent weapon only known to those who study the KJV Bible. It’s known as "Sustainable Developement"

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        • 10 May 2009 21:59, by Benywut

          Mathem Jec Amer,

          Thank you brother for sharing this speech. I hope the man is not dead. I am just wondering how those cabinet members are feeling today.

          For educated Southerners across the 10 Southern States, please take time to read this and translate it in your mother tongues and share it with all your tribe members with the like of Infamous Big Illogic Boy, Akol Kiir, Gatwich, Kim Deng, Bona Malwal, Lam Akol, Ismail Kony, Riak Machar, ALL MURLES, Abyei, Nubian, Darfurian, Kordofanian, and where ever ther is Afrikana, replace it with Arab.
          Infact, al Bashir speech is worst than this, for those who have seen it please translate it in English and share it with all here

          Those who kills by sward shall also died by sward, says the lord.
          If you plan to kill by poisoning people or any other malicious way, you will die in the same way

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      • 12 May 2009 10:02, by Chirrilo Madut Anei

        Hey Mr.Kiir,

        You really deserve pats on your back for attending the Big Day of your brother and colleague Mr.Zuma. It is certainly great to witness this day for him because Mr. Zuma is your real blood brother.

        However, your private talk with the South African president pertaining the issued arrest warrant of this Arabian beast called Bashir will not impress anybody. Mr. Bashir is merciless and should be treated mecilessly too. You should know very well that you are on the chair for seasons and reasons, therefore you should have clear visions and missions for the Southerners in particular rather than allowing yourself to be led by the nose and stand behind the world wanted criminal, Mr.Bashir. I strongly agree with what one of my colleagues said that we ’’wet Deng Nhial ok aliu thin’’ completely.

        By: Chirrilo Madut Anei

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  • 10 May 2009 17:09, by David Glenn

    The ANC in South Africa,will always remember the support of the peoples and governments of the Sudan to their struggle against apartheid.We may not like Al Bashir,but that no excuse,to what,we the people of the Sudan,did during the struggle for Africa’s liberation.While some African countries,were secretly trading with Apartheid South Africa,Sudan stood firm on it’s position,and kept the sanctions,sometimes at a cost.Remember British Airways and their flights,the Sudanes workers at Khartoum Airport,boycotted all airlines that travel to Johannesburg.Those flights through Khartoum stopped,but continued from some of the African Capitals,that some in this paper seem to hail and praise.It is ironic that some praise Raila Odinga to-day and condemn Mugabe?Have you ever asked yourselves,about what Mugabe did for the liberation struggle and what Kenya did?Go back to history,read it,Idi Amin was more patriotic than some of those who to-day claim to be champions.Khartoum University and it’s students,though you call them Arabs,stood firm for the black majority.But that is history.Mandella told Clinton,point blank,when,Clinton criticised Mandella’s relations with Libya,Mandella said,I cannot forget those who,during our hour of need,stood by our side.VP Siva Kiir,is there as Vice President of the Sudan,and for your information,The Republic of South Africa,opposed even the referal of the Dar Fur case to the ICC.I hope those who comment on this paper,would get their history right.

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    • 10 May 2009 22:44, by junub

      Sorry, I just don’t get why you are congratulating and bravo Kiir for attending the inauguration of South Africa president. Is it a victory? If it does then let us know prior it got too late to celiberate with you together.

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      • 11 May 2009 12:21, by Wiyual Wech Puk D. Payol.

        i totally agreed with you junub,what a victory is there in attending an inauguration? how Salva become brave by attending an inauguration or by meeting with Jacob Zuma?

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  • 11 May 2009 06:44, by Lokang

    Gheeh!

    I will for sure hate to hear that Mr. Kiir will be asking Mr. Zuma to support the suspension of ICC warrant against Prez Beshir. If that topic will be indulge within the spectrum of their awaited discussion, then I bet Mr. Kiir is good for nothing other than a puppet munipulated to rise the ear mark of the Northern regime.
    Make good use of that visitation to learn something credible for your future government of South Sudan.

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