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Jonglei: angry soldiers block roads over delayed payments

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August 23, 2013 (BOR) – Angry soldiers attached to Brigade 47 in Panpandir division headquarters of Jonglei state on Thursday blocked roads to the capital, Bor, citing delays in payments over a six-month period.

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SPLA soldiers prepare to leave Bor for Pibor County, September 25, 2012 (ST)

“We have not been paid for six months now. We have borrowed more than we can pay from these shops. Some went for firewood business, but no success due to poor market here. That was the reason why we decided to block the road”, Simon Mathung, one of the soldiers, explained.

Car, motorbikes and bicycles remained stranded from Thursday till Friday. They were only let off on Friday after the soldiers received their pay.

Minimal clashes, eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune, also occurred among soldiers at the division headquarters during the protest.

One of the soldiers, who sustained a broken arm, said he was beaten an angry colleague, after he attempted to dismantle the staged road block on Thursday.

Soldiers from brigade 47 were mainly involved in fighting against David Yau Yau rebels in Pibor County, but while some escaped without permission, others remained at the headquarters before they were deployed three months back.

Sudan Tribune was unable to reach the army spokesperson over the matter.

(ST).

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  • 24 August 2013 11:09, by omoni jr.

    salva kiir’s and kuol manyang failed state. what a failed country lead by ignorant and alcoholics?? All over the world,No country should left its army go hungry. Without army No country,somebody need to advise Dinka cowboy like this. Even Alqaeda Terrorists do not let their fighters go without payment in a single month.

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    • 25 August 2013 06:21, by Naath

      Omoni Jr,uneducated and hopeless brainless kiir is not a president,look last two weeks he comeout with 600m for land rather than paying south Sudan Army for those wasted money,he got food in his table right and didn’t care about army,now is fighting for the name SPLM party while spla army are having 7 months without payment,the really army are collected the fire wood to sale them for food what ash

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  • 25 August 2013 15:12, by Konkooc

    Our gov’t should not delay a minute to the salary of our gallant forces. that is a big shame to hear that. now we have our own central banks no reason why not paying our soldiers who are day and night defending our people at monthly basis.
    we should not still give gone example that when we were in bush for 21 yrs we survive without pay. now wives of those soldiers deployed are in town need money.

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