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Unseated lawmaker says S. Sudan parliament “illegitimate”

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 2, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – A South Sudanese lawmaker who was recently removed from the national assembly welcomed the move, but described then law-making institution as “illegitimate”.

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Members of South Sudan’s parliament sing the national anthem during the reopening of parliamentary sessions in the capital, Juba, on 11 June 2012 (Photo: Giulio Petrocco/AFP/Getty)

Bor Gatwech Kuany Kuany said the decision, which parliament took, was in line with its conduct of business rules and regulations.

The ex-lawmaker, however, said the current South Sudan assembly was “illegitimate” having failed to impeach President Salva Kiir who allegedly allowed the army to launch “genocide” against the Nuer tribe.

“Parliament has failed to protect the transitional constitution and its tendency to cooperate with a president who has broken the constitution by killing citizens who have voted for him,” said Kuany.

He observed that he was elected to parliament to protect the rights of people and not for the privileges and emoluments.

“There is no way I can be in that Parliament which is part of a government headed by Salva Kiir who murdered people whom I represent,” stressed Kuany, who currently heads the humanitarian wing of the South Sudan’s opposition faction (SPLM-IO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kuany is one of the 23 members of parliament unseated on Monday after absenting themselves for 12 successive parliamentary sessions without permission from the assembly speaker, Mangok Rundial.

Those MPs removed include former vice president and current rebel leader Riek Machar and former political detainees, who had been arrested following an alleged coup plot in mid December last year.

The conflict in South Sudan has killed tens and thousands and forced over 1.5 million flee from their home.

Despite a number of peace deals signed between the two SPLM rival factions, to end the political crises in South Sudan, lack of commitment to implement has subjected the newly born nation further deeper into political and humanitarian crises.

The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Monday gave both warring parties 45 days to negotiate and reach an agreement to form a transitional national government or face serious consequences.

Talks between the two conflicting parties are due to resume on 13 September in Addis Ababa.

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  • 30 August 2014 08:06, by Thondet Manyang

    Were you legitimate when taking arms against nation? You had better analyze your respond before releasing it. Leave our parliament alone!! Stay in your Nuer parliament in Addis.

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  • 30 August 2014 08:25, by Marco Bul

    That was part of the conspiracy.
    Now only friends and bootlickers have remained in that Anyanya Parliament

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  • 30 August 2014 08:27, by Madina Tonj

    The Riek Machar supporters are always complains that, Salva Kiir had kills 20,000 which is not true. The total numbers which have been killed in Juba including all different tribes were 664 people. Dinka alone,there were 350 death include civilians and SPLA. I knew Nuer people are good in exaggeration, lies,looters and too arrogant food lover people.

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    • 30 August 2014 09:29, by Mr Point

      There are many people who post completely fabricated facts in these comments.

      What is the source for these numbers?

      What is the evidence to support the credibility of these numbers?

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  • 30 August 2014 08:28, by Madina Tonj

    The Riek Machar supporters are always complains that, Salva Kiir had kills 20,000 which is not true. The total numbers which have been killed in Juba including all different tribes were 664 people. Dinka alone,there were 350 death include civilians and SPLA. I knew Nuer people are good in exaggeration, lies,looters and too arrogant food lover people.

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  • 30 August 2014 08:28, by Madina Tonj

    The Riek Machar supporters are always complains that, Salva Kiir had kills 20,000 which is not true. The total numbers which have been killed in Juba including all different tribes were 664 people. Dinka alone,there were 350 death include civilians and SPLA. I knew Nuer people are good in exaggeration, lies,looters and too arrogant food lover people.

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  • 30 August 2014 10:37, by Daniel Deng Monyde

    Those are voices of frustration from failures. These cheap opportunists jumped to the opposition looking for positions at the expense of the people of South Sudan and now they are frustrated without any hope at all. They are foolish traitors and useless failures who have found themselves on the wrong side of history, wasting time fighting against a democratically elected government

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