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UDF denies link with South Sudan rebel leader, Yauyau


June 19, 2013 (BOR) - South Sudanese opposition party, United Democratic Front (UDF) has denied that it has any connection with their former member, David Yauyau, who launched a rebellion against the government last year.

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Information secretary and spokesman of the UDF, Zachariah John Tut in Bor, South Sudan (ST)

Speaking to Sudan Tribune after meeting the Murle peace community, the UDF’s state secretary of information, Zacharia John Tut, said their party does not support Yauyau.

“We as a party have no communication with Yauyau because of the problem of the person you mentioned [David Yauyau]. UDF, like any political party does see arms as an option we support”, Tut told Sudan Tribune in the Jonglei capital, Bor.

Yauyau rebelled against South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) after elections - in April 2010 when, as an independent candidate, he lost his campaign to represent the Gumuruk–Boma constituency in Pibor County at the Jonglei state assembly.

However, Tut, who also doubles as the UDF spokesperson, said he would be happy to see peace in Pibor, saying the ongoing conflict has affected the majority of civilians in the county.

The Murle community sent a 15-member committee, composed of intellectuals, youth, women representatives, and politicians to Bor to ask the state government to give them a chance to meet rebel leader and lure him to respond to an amnesty call from South Sudan president, Salva Kiir.

“Our message is to encourage the community to be sound-minded to sit and bring peace to the area. We as the party, we are the party of the people, without the people, there is no UDF party, from the view of humanity and view of principle of peace, and spirit of peace in inside our party, we went and met the community and we encouraged them to hold together to bring peace in Pibor”, emphasised Tut.

He said Yauyau is less considered when it comes to peace realization in the county of Pibor and Jonglei state in general, stressing that the community must play a greater role in the peace process.

“The community is suffering. Actually the mission is not for Yauyau. Even us, as a party, we have no relation with Yauyau. We don’t want to talk to Yauyau, We want to talk to the community [because] the community has a solution to bring peace in Pibor”, he added.


Meanwhile, in a message to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, Ismael Konyi, the leader of the Murle peace committee, explained the community’s intention to work towards peace between Yauyau’s rebel group and government.

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Gen Ismael Konyi, the leader of Murle community committee for peace, in Bor, 11 June 2013 (ST)

“We the community elders of Murle will talk to Yauyau so that he agrees to peace through the amnesty granted by the president", said Konyi, who is also a member of the upper house of South Sudan’s National Assembly.

According to Konyi, his committee sought guarantee from both sides for the safety of the people who would be involved in the talks.

“In fact one cannot make assumption before he knows the problem. We sought assurances and guarantees from both sides. I came to sit with the governor [of Jonglei] and his team to search ways of solving this problem”, he said.

The committee, he further told Sudan Tribune, pledged to meet Yauyau "by any means to persuade him to stop his rebellion".

Hussein Maar, the deputy governor of Jonglei said state government has agreed to give the Murle community a chance to try their best to bring peace to Pibor county,

“We have given the community the go-ahead. If they can bring peace, this is what we need. If the community members meet David Yauyau", Maar said Friday last week.

The youth in the state have welcomed the peace initiative by the community, but have expressed doubt over whether the rebel leader will positively respond to their calls.

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Speaker of Jonglei Youth Union Council, John Chuol (Photo: John Chuol)

“Peace is good, no body can refuse for the country to have peace", John Chuol, the speaker of the Jonglei State Youth Union Council told Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

Many people in Jonglei, including Chol, have questioned why it took the Murle community too long to engage Yauyau in the ongoing peace initiative.


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  • 21 June 2013 08:08, by Son of Ngundeng

    if the government of kiir not stupid government, how can they beg peace from yua yua and his fucking community of mur and liel?

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    • 21 June 2013 08:36, by Peacocktail

      Please Murle Community should explore ways of convining Yau Yau and his youthmates killing people in Pibor County and entire Jonglei to be persuade him to join peace and abolished his rebellion. the end shal be Murle Youth. Good trail Community Leaders.Peace Peace for Stable South Sudan.

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      • 21 June 2013 08:57, by Nuer Empire

        Yau Yau mmust be brought alive or else Ismail Konyi is the one messing up Jonglei State for unknown reason.He even looks like a monkey with a big stomach.Death to him!!
        The Nuer Empire

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        • 21 June 2013 09:41, by piborlover

          Nuer empire, abusing the images in air
          has nothing to do with, you better go and experience Yauyau’s forces or else can consult gen. peter Gadit and peter Roash who ran barefooted up to bor.
          you are about to scream whether you like or not and after that you will have to look for peace individually as the citizens of Jonglei state.

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        • 21 June 2013 14:04, by dinka/slave

          Beer communities,lol,peace with beer

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        • 21 June 2013 19:41, by panom lualbil

          Why only mad at YAUYAU, were your junkies leaders defected back to SPLA all? We survived all of you with AMNESTY even you above here. YAUYAU will come to replace RIAK MACHAR as he’s wanted by ICC.

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      • 21 June 2013 09:43, by Peacocktail

        Sultan Ismail Kony had hands in the rebellion and support behind Yau Yau, he had given some of his shares from President Omer Al Bashir after he quit to remain in the South Sudan while his boy called David Yau Yau to take charge of murle Community affairs including rebelling to continued sobotaging South Sudan as Ismail is direct beneficiary of children abducted from other communities into his fam

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        • 21 June 2013 09:56, by piborlover

          you just educate all the murle. time will when we shall have to say enough is enough. how could you accused the murle entirely and even calls every murlen yauya, were they calling you like that when late Gen. Athor was fighting against jonglei government?
          whether like or not we are all yauyau come and meet us and we are already one tribe vs nation.

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      • 21 June 2013 09:46, by Zecharia Malong

        The community of Murle have come up with good proposal that will really prevail peace among Jonglei communities. but should they continue with it in a good manner, I don,t think because yau yau has strong link in the community eitherwise, Ismail Konyi should not has possibility of discussing issues with yau yau. our gov,t must put this tragedy into action seriously.

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        • 21 June 2013 10:06, by piborlover

          You may post that, but when Imail Konyi in pibor fighting for Arabs did you chase him away out of pibor, he is a strong man don’t beg him to join yauyau and if so will have big challenge in coming years.

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      • 21 June 2013 11:29, by Dau-network

        Go ahead Konyi with peace no one community rebellion in this world otherwise murleI will finish one by one without win that war or maybe a punishment from God to MurleI because of their atrocious against , NUER, MUNDRAI, ANUAK, LOKAYA and DINKA.

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        • 21 June 2013 16:37, by ibonagrenath

          you are talking what you don’t know.remain silent please no one can finish murle let me open your ears, murle fought the mentioned tribe over 100 years ago but they are still remains murle in order......

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    • 21 June 2013 09:10, by athoreyemodobong

      Son of Ngothdeng
      Let us all give our support to peace mobilizers so that fucken Jonkoz may live together in peace and harmony with the fucking Murle ( to borrow some of your dirty words).

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    • 21 June 2013 09:46, by piborlover

      Don’t abuse mr. kiir, the people who looked for peace were stupid murle leaders but i believe peace will not come now before meeting dinka bor in particular.

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      • 21 June 2013 13:05, by Agutmajak

        Stupid Piborlover raiders, if Ismail Konyi is still alive in the RSS, Murle community will never have peace with other communities in South Sudan. Here in RSS Murle people defends on cattle raiding and child adbuction in the neighbouring communities in South Sudan. Yau Yau was mislend by Ismail Konyi.Today gurtong news said that Ismail Konyi was shot by his own son becoz his son needed peace in S

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  • 21 June 2013 10:07, by KUR AYUAIREEECH

    this fucken tribe need to be disciplined .

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  • 21 June 2013 10:16, by Good South Sudanese

    Fuck you all fucken Jonkoz, and fuck you salva kiir and kuol manyang, and majak agot and james hoth and riek machar. Fuck you all lou nuer

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    • 21 June 2013 11:27, by Wicdail

      Good SS.
      This name does not reflected your character, you better get another name man. Does it make you fell better when insulting people? I know it’s getting tougher at this time because the whole nation is against Yau Yau stupid war. But I can assure you no one is against Murle as community.

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      • 21 June 2013 12:27, by Good South Sudanese

        I was just responding to that idiot above. So when Murle are insulted, nobody gets angry, but when a good south sudanese responds back, you complain. Where is justice now?

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    • 21 June 2013 13:08, by Agutmajak

      fuck your mother good south sudanese!

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      • 21 June 2013 13:20, by Good South Sudanese

        Fuck you thoroughly. As for your mother and sister, I don’t have problem with them.
        I will search for you and make sure fuck you, dirty bitch

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        • 21 June 2013 14:43, by Agutmajak

          Son of BITCH good south sudanese, if you see me immdte will die . you and your father Satan Yau Yau and your Uncle Ismail, fuck your own daughter and yourself. I think you don’t ever have father or tribe in South Sudan. fuck u thoroughly too!

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      • 22 June 2013 10:32, by Ping Yes

        You are desperate human being whom parents died becoz of Syphilis,gonorrhea and other STDs.Where do you belong if you call all Junubin ’mother fuckers"mind you language.I know you are one of desperate murle who lack parental love because of murle are wild animals only the difference with animals is that the talk but can not effectively used this privilege effectively.

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    • 21 June 2013 14:10, by dinka/slave

      Good Amokic.Fuck you and your beer Communities.Bor is not a simple place to host dirty Murle like you.Go and follow your dirty Beer(Yau Yau)and we will get you with him before dawn.

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      • 21 June 2013 15:02, by Agutmajak

        Many thanks Mr. DINKA/SLAVE ,right name of good south sudan is Good Amokic not Good South Sudan pliz change that name it cause you alot of propblems.

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      • 21 June 2013 15:03, by Agutmajak

        Many thanks Mr. DINKA/SLAVE ,right name of good south sudan is Good Amokic not Good South Sudan pliz change that name it cause you alot of propblems.

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        • 21 June 2013 15:08, by Good South Sudanese

          Yin AguJo,

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  • 21 June 2013 15:12, by Good South Sudanese

    Amokdu as well

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  • 21 June 2013 15:13, by Good South Sudanese

    You jonkoz,
    Have a nice weekend all of you. Long live great Murle People.

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    • 21 June 2013 19:01, by dinka/slave

      Have a nice weekend,but we need the triator Yau Yau.

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  • 22 June 2013 07:34, by seeker

    Good south just explain the term peace to your people in murle dialect and then to Bor for talk.you guys we love you as Bor and Pibor ,come on let try.

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