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SPLM officials arrested in Warrap over links to Juba clashes


December 17, 2013 (JUBA) – Government agents in South Sudan’s Warrap state have arrested a number of key local officials over allegations their opposition to state governor Nyandeng Malek is linked to an alleged coup plot by former vice-president Riek Machar.

It is unclear what evidence Warrap authorities have which links the officials to what transpired in Juba.

There has been ongoing conflict between Malek and state officials of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), who accuse the governor of forming her cabinet without parliamentary approval.

Acting SPLM chairperson Andrew Kuac and acting secretary-general Deng Deng Nhial are said to be among those arrested and detained, reportedly on the orders of the acting governor, Akec Tong.

Karlo Maluil Makuek, a lead coordinator for the state’s SPLM Youth initiative, which supports the governor’s removal, told Sudan Tribune that the deputy governor had gone to the SPLM office on Monday and declared himself chairperson of the party and threatened members.

“He told comrade Andrew Kuac to get out of the chair so that he takes over. He declared himself and accused the members of carrying [out] activities supportive of Riek Machar and his group”, Makuek said, adding that the conflict with the governor has no links to what is happening in Juba

“I don’t know how our internal difference on how governor Nyandeng Malek runs the state is interpreted to mean support for Riek Machar. Our difference with Nyandeng is over constitutional violation which started long before what happened on Sunday in Juba occurred”, he added.


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  • 18 December 2013 06:01, by Mading Makuac

    Arresting of innocent civilians may fuel up violence .It could be wise to release those in prisons as soon as possible.

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  • 18 December 2013 06:02, by Bentiu son

    Dinka Warap,just wait for our turn you had began the ethnic cleansing by killing about 2000 Nuer civilians mostly elderly men/women,youths n children by picked them in their houses via your Guelwengs militias sons from Warap State,know Western Nuer are your neighbors but mind u those Nuer killed in Juba by your son Salva Kiir’s militias men,their bloods will pour on your heads,just celebrating

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    • 18 December 2013 06:14, by Bentiu son

      now but tomorrow you will mourn badly n cry for century that Nuer had committed genocide against you while you are cause of such decisive actions.We will use the same tactic of tit for tat retaliatory you had used against Nuer in Juba.We Nuer believe any action taken against us by reachable human beings can be response any time,place,hour minute or seconds.

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      • 18 December 2013 09:47, by Ayok

        Mr. Bentiu Son,
        Its ashameful for you to post such a thing in social media, the incident of 1991 will not repeat itself again. Stop critize President Kiir, otherwise it will lead you (Nuer) or wrong Dr.Riek to unknown measures.
        There is nothing left, you (Nuer/Machar) were a rebels during struggle of 1955-1983, what do want to tell Dinka.
        Shut up!

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    • 18 December 2013 06:21, by allan

      benitu son or bentu bitches no problem my enemies but thinks twic we are not those type of dinka u guys used to killed n they shut up not us ask ur uncle the mataip he try in 1998 what happen he will tell u more abt us
      this time u have to choose u want war we will give it to u want pc we are ready

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    • 18 December 2013 06:30, by mathem jech amer

      Bentiu Son
      By the way, you people minds are primitives. I am currently at Mia Saba 107 but nobody killing women and children maybe through cross fire.We have five Nuers who took refugee in our house including one man.Dinka didn’t start any fight against Nuers, it is your people who had this evilic plan.Even when it started at Gieda,Nuers start shooting civilians near Kondial, is this good act?

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  • 18 December 2013 08:12, by Chol A.

    Dear Sudan tribune those who are arrest in Warrap state got nothing with what going on Juba. They opposing Nyandeng mismanagement of state affairs. Nyandeng and his deputy are mean suspect of this coup attempt in Juba because they last month distributed some money to goal leaders and other splm organ in Warrap now nyadeng run to Nairobi and his deputy has twisted to divert attention to innocent.

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