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South Sudan rebel leader visits Pretoria for second time

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September 4, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, who leads the SPLM in Opposition rebel faction, is in South Africa for the second time following his first visit to Pretoria in June as rebel leader, his spokesperson has confirmed.

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South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar gives a press conference in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on 12 May 2014 (Photo: AFP/Zacharias Abubeker)

Machar’s spokesman James Gatdet Dak on Thursday confirmed to Sudan Tribune rumours in the social media that the opposition leader had left for the South African’s capital, Pretoria.

“Yes, he left Addis Ababa and arrived in Pretoria on Thursday. As you know IGAD has adjourned the peace talks till mid-September. Dr Machar will continue to mobilise for more support to the peace process so that a meaningful peace agreement is reached soon,” Dak told Sudan Tribune on Thursday.

Dak said Machar had been at the venue of the peace talks in Addis Ababa since May in order to avail himself for consultations on the peace process.

Dak dismissed rumours that the rebel leader was very ill and was therefore admitted in hospital in Pretoria, saying Machar was healthy and well.

However, he added that the former vice-president would use the opportunity of the visit to conduct his normal medical check up while in South Africa.

The rebel leader’s spokesperson further explained that Machar in 2012 went for a similar medical check in South Africa and that the exercise was normal.

The visit comes a week after heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) endorsed a controversial protocol on principles for formation of a transitional government with president Kiir and his deputy to lead the transition for another two and a half years before elections.

The document provided for a position of a prime minister to be nominated by the rebel group but who will have to be approved by president Kiir. The rebel nominee whose powers were yet to be defined is also barred from running for a public office in the upcoming elections.

Machar’s group rejected the proposal describing it as bias in favour of president Salva Kiir, criticising IGAD mediation of failing to address the root causes of the crisis.

Other major stakeholders including the former SPLM detainees and opposition party SPLM-DC led by Lam Akol criticised the document.

The rebel leader for the last three months visited four regional nations including Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan during which he met with presidents and prime ministers of these countries.

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  • 5 September 05:51, by Marco A. Wek

    Why deny sickness. We all get sick, nothing wrong with him being sick or dying so that the devil worshipers can rest from satanic worshiping.

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  • 5 September 06:00, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    No help from Jacob Zuma, thought Machar expect more help.
    Riek Machar, his political future is damage through his bad image of gennocide.
    Riek Machar, future politics is dead.

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    • 5 September 06:43, by padiit gaga

      Genocide was caused by president not him because he sent his body guards to killed un armed Nuer or civilians, do not Denny the fact. Mr. Drunker killed from wrong tribe the smoke will not end in S.Sudan unless he step down other Nuer or Dinka will lead S.Sudan we do not care who lead it but we want good leader. If not our country will be like Somalia .

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      • 5 September 07:08, by Mi diit

        Padit Gaga,

        Our country is already like Somalia under this visionless leader called Kiir and his greedy tribal supporters who have sold the country to Uganda and IGAD. Bribing IGAD leaders with our oil money while the citizens are dying of diseases, hunger and the war continues will not help this primitive Kiir and his group who are destined to lose in the end.
        Ngundeng predicted all these:

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        • 5 September 07:16, by Mi diit

          Ngundeng predicted all these when he said:

          1) Tik yual kuoth bi mac de bool...Dak luak bi jiek.

          Meaning a "long bearded man’s fire shall be wide spread. The destruction of the luak (nation) shall be bad." That is Kiir’s war!

          2) Luak enene mo bi rimke we caw e be beeri mol, be paar ke thiel wey.

          "This nation you see will ooze blood that will overflow its flags, it will equal to no nation."

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          • 5 September 07:20, by Mi diit

            3) "Kuaar dang nguan nguot ni joor jal ke jur ti kur ka bath door."

            "Four foreign leaders are yet to come with hundreds and thousands of foeigners). Could these be the IGAD puppet leaders?

            Famous Nuer singer Gatdet Chotlit also predicted 30 years ago and said, “ Door dang nguan bi ngu ku lel ciengda ci wang ben mi pal ke nien war,."

            "Four countries, what are you going to do in our home?)"

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            • 5 September 07:26, by dinkdong

              They are both useless, genocidal leaders. Don’t support any of them.

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            • 5 September 07:28, by Mi diit

              4) "Jiek hoa be tuok ni wei nuar, ke goi hoaa be tuok ni wey, nuaar."

              "The destruction will begin in Nuer’s land and prosperity or recovery will also begin in Nuer’s land."

              Ngundeng predicted South Sudan becoming a failed state 100 years ago which he said shall for a while equal to no-nation (a failed state). He prophesied victory and prosperity in the end.

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              • 5 September 13:57, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                Quote “Yes, he left Addis Ababa and arrived in Pretoria on Thursday. As you know IGAD has adjourned the peace talks till mid-September. Dr Riek Massacre will continue to mobilize for more support to the peace process so that a meaningful Khartoum oil agreement of 1997 is reached soon,” Unquote. He went for treatment of his eye not to be taken out before he becomes the President of Leer.

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                • 5 September 14:14, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                  Quote “Yes, he left Addis Ababa and arrived in Pretoria on Thursday. As you know IGAD has adjourned the peace talks till mid-September. Dr Riek Massacre will continue to b in bed with Khartoum so that a meaningful Khartoum oil agreement of 1997 is reached soon,” Unquote. He went for treatment of his eye not to be taken out before he becomes the President of Leer.

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            • 5 September 09:28, by michael coma

              Miidit

              Prepare funeral before BBC breaking news about the death of Dr.Riek Machar on Sunday evening.Machar has been admitted in Hospital for Liver cancer and stroke.These two sicknesses are very dangerous for his life.Today he will use machine life support as breathing is hard for him.

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          • 5 September 07:39, by Madina Tonj

            Midit. Would you please forget it the concept of tradition Nguendeng Bong. This is not true, we are not in 16th century where this tradition to be follow. The world were very worried about Mayai’s prediction on December31 at 12 PM fortunately, we saw nothing happen in South America nation or world. I am so sorry some of Idiot of Nuers Youths are dying because of devil concepts from Nguendeng Bong.

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          • 5 September 07:40, by Madina Tonj

            Midit. Would you please forget it the concept of tradition Nguendeng Bong. This is not true, we are not in 16th century where this tradition to be follow. The world were very worried about Mayai’s prediction on December31 at 12 PM fortunately, we saw nothing happen in South America nation or world. I am so sorry some of Idiot of Nuers Youths are dying because of devil concepts from Nguendeng Bong.

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          • 5 September 07:40, by Madina Tonj

            Midit. Would you please forget it the concept of tradition Nguendeng Bong. This is not true, we are not in 16th century where this tradition to be follow. The world were very worried about Mayai’s prediction on December31 at 12 PM fortunately, we saw nothing happen in South America nation or world. I am so sorry some of Idiot of Nuers Youths are dying because of devil concepts from Nguendeng Bong.

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            • 5 September 08:14, by Mi diit

              Madina, Aahahaha..you said the world was very worried in December about Kiir’s fate as prophesied by Ngundeng? Then why were you worried if you don’t believe his prophesies? It is a matter of time and you will see it happen. Again read his prophesies and compare to the situation we are now in. Time of prophesies do not matter. They will surely come to pass 

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              • 5 September 09:00, by Madina Tonj

                Midit. Exaggeration and telling lies are parts of your nature in Nuer societies. Again, Mayai is a tradition belief from tribe of South America and he said, the world is going to collapse on December31 midnight and said, the new people are going to come while people were exist is gone and also he did mention the time will change to different time, I am not a science man to teach you every thing.

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          • 5 September 10:41, by chol

            Dead or alive machar shouldn’t return to south Sudan like Amin of Uganda period.

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        • 5 September 09:19, by michael coma

          Miidit

          For your information,Riek Machar will be brought back to Ethiopia in cofin from South Africa. Acording to my source of information,Riek is terrible sick and doctor told him that he need machine life support before operation in his lungs and liver.

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          • 5 September 09:38, by michael coma

            Machar will be taken back to Ethiopia as coffin.Here in Pretoria we have full details about his sickness.The guy is a gone case at least Ngundeng will prevent him from going to hell.

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      • 5 September 13:52, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

        Quote “Yes, he left Addis Ababa and arrived in Pretoria on Thursday. As you know IGAD has adjourned the peace talks till mid-September. Dr Riek Massacre will continue to mobilize for more support to the peace process so that a meaningful Khartoum oil agreement of 1997 is reached soon,” Unquote. He went for treatment of his eye not to be taken out before he becomes the President of Leer.

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    • 5 September 09:04, by Malakal county Simon

      Next president Dr Machar in South Africa for second times , and jealousy is burning Juba faction hahah!!

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      • 5 September 09:32, by Madina Tonj

        Malakal Disaster county

        Please keep singing in hoping Riek Machar Teny’s presidency in South Sudan.

        Keep dreaming on killer Riek Machar.

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    • 5 September 13:56, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      Quote “Yes, he left Addis Ababa and arrived in Pretoria on Thursday. As you know IGAD has adjourned the peace talks till mid-September. Dr Riek Massacre will continue to mobilize for more support to the peace process so that a meaningful Khartoum oil agreement of 1997 is reached soon,” Unquote. He went for treatment of his eye not to be taken out before he becomes the President of Leer.

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  • 5 September 07:24, by Madina Tonj

    The killer Mr. Riek Machar Teny is getting medical care while the White army civilians of Nuer tribe are dying just for defending his political interest. Riek Machar he has a seriously health problem since he left Juba and I think he will soon go for exile or visit HQ of John otherwise, he will die for that problems or his own generals said, he had betraying them for his political differences.

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    • 5 September 07:34, by Mi diit

      Just continue to pray to Museveni if Kiir will see 15 December as the leader of this country which he killed its poor citizens and sold it to foreigners. He will NEVER see that day. Mark my words! The God of this nation is watching every evil step he takes. It will soon be an ooops!

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      • 5 September 09:27, by Malakal county Simon

        Slave Madina Tonj

        Kiir will dies soon before Dr Machar take over and If I were you, I should start packing my belongings and head to Uganda because that will be the only safe place for you Mr slave!! Do not ignore this warning otherwise, it will cause your live too.

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        • 5 September 09:37, by Madina Tonj

          Malakal Disaster county
          I am not a slave man but I’m from the man of the man call Muonyjang people in South Sudan

          Keep singing about Riek Machar’s leadership

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          • 5 September 09:58, by Thokidine

            Madina Shit, if u are from a man called Monyjaang,!than what does it mean? "SLAVE MAN" is the only meaning we know in South Sudan. I thought young Dinka like u would be ashamed of expressing himself on this social media coz the war u have stirred in the country has been fought by others rather than Dinka. An honourable and dignify man who knows the value of ruling the state and die for it would

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  • 5 September 07:41, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    Dr. Riek may be sick why is he frequently visiting South Africa if he is sick let him tell South Sudanese such that we can either prayer for him to wish him quick recovery or wishing him bad luck period.

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    • 5 September 08:10, by Mi diit

      Primitive Majongthii or whatever,

      It is normal for any human being to go for medical check, even myself I do it here in Washington every six months. Your chief Kiir does it more often than any body. Even president Obama here does it. Why is it something strange for you. Is it because of your evil hatred to Dr Riek?

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      • 5 September 08:40, by Frak Cho

        Mi dit, Being a warmonger doesn’t help. If you are brave man why can you go front line and participate in the war that will kill Kiir. Your Wishes are illusions which are just meant to entertain your own-self. All that you post on media is for your consolation(s). Songs are songs and have to be song anyway no matter are good or bad songs!!...

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      • 5 September 08:42, by Daniel Deng Monyde

        Riek Machar is a total failure and good for nothing. He wasted time visiting IGAD countries hoping they would support him, but it was just a waste of time because his record is clear since 1991 that he betrayed the people of South Sudan and has failed politically, militarily and diplomatically. Even the west has turned against him because he is only fighting selfishly for power. What a shame

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      • 5 September 08:43, by Daniel Deng Monyde

        There is completely no doubt that the problem of South Sudan is Riek Machar and his extreme obsession and greed for power that has driven him to become a wild monster and the number one enemy of the people of South Sudan, since 1991 when he became a traitor, tried to kill Dr. John Garang and selfishly worked tirelessly to destroy the liberation struggle, at the expense of the people of South Sudan

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      • 5 September 08:43, by Daniel Deng Monyde

        If it was not for this traitor called Riek Machar, who betrayed the people of South Sudan, misguided his people and stabbed the liberation struggle in the back, South Sudan would have attained Independence, long time ago during the 1990s. Since Anyanya 1 when Salva Kiir was still a young man, he has been struggling for the cause of the people of South Sudan, not because he wanted to be President.

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      • 5 September 08:44, by Daniel Deng Monyde

        IGAD Heads of State are not stupid and after making in-depth analysis of the situation in South Sudan, they have all clearly understood that the real problem of South Sudan is Riek Machar and they have made the most logical conclusion that South Sudan shall never have a bright future unless Riek Machar, the chief traitor & betrayer of the people is forever removed from the future of our nation

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      • 5 September 08:50, by Daniel Deng Monyde

        Now Riek Machar is totally confused and very sick after committing political suicide and being dumped into the political dustbin of history. What a loser?!! Recycling failure after failure. There is completely no hope for this traitor who has always betrayed the people of South Sudan just because of his extreme lust for power at the expense of the people.

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      • 5 September 15:26, by Mapuor

        Midiit or Mitot
        Why don’t you go to battlefield to see how men behave,you cowards are good at igniting wars that you do not fight.Mr Riek never pulled the trigger in his life yet he is good at deceiving Nuers into senseless wars.Nuer are intelligent people and have now realized that all those big politicians and army commanders of the opposition group do not have families in South Sudan.

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        • 5 September 15:29, by Mapuor

          Mr Riek children do not speak Nuer and will never be accepted into Nuer community.Mullatos are disliked by Nuers,they call them ’Buny’ meaning a person with brown color.

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  • 5 September 08:26, by Akuma

    Dear All

    Renegade Riek Machar is another Raila Odinga of South Sudan. Riek Machar has really lost his reputation as a PHD (Doctor of Philosophy) not Permanent Head Damage. Today, if Riek contest with dog for presidential election in South Sudan. Mr. Dog will defeat him without rigging.

    I guess so.

    Dr. Akumadit,
    Chicago, USA

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  • 5 September 08:38, by Dengic

    Who so cares about your uncle Midiit?....Whether he dies of stress or not. Maybe,blood of innocent people whom he had been killing since 1991 is haunting him. Good luck to Machar,whether he lives or die.

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    • 5 September 09:05, by Malakal county Simon

      Next president Dr Machar in South Africa for second times , and jealousy is burning Juba faction hahah!!

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  • 5 September 09:37, by Marco Bul

    Mi Diit Amok/liel
    U said in 2012 & 2013 that Kiir will not celebrate Independence or Xmas Day.What happened??
    When Kiir went to Khartoum,u said that Ngundeng’s rants are coming to pass.Kiir come back alive.
    Keep on wishing.
    I know Kiir is incompetent but Riek is NOT and will NOT an alternative.Put scares on the face of my words

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    • 5 September 11:25, by Malakal county Simon

      Marco

      Just because Dr Machar rejected your prostitute mother, it doesn’t meant you can hate him forever,t goodluck with your dream and you will be surprise soon!!

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  • 5 September 15:12, by Uncle J

    Riek ’anobonga hewa’ in his ass by making frequent visits to South Afriica, that will not help anyway. Ask what happen after making too many visits to Sudan/Kenya? IGAD still makes wise decision in forming transitional government. Where in this world would a rebel leader assume the position of a president if it was not for Nuer mentality??? IGAD leaders are not fool like Americans to support Riek

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  • 5 September 17:09, by marie

    Remember, Salva Kiir is a rebel leader too

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    • 5 September 18:02, by Daniel Deng Monyde

      Stop expressing utmost stupidity. Don’t ever make such shallow statements of ignorance again. H.E.Gen.Salva Kiir Mayardit is the Democratically Elected President of the Republic of South Sudan, and that should properly sink down your weak myopic brain. Salva Kiir is given Red Carpet welcome as Head of State by Obama in the Whilte House, not a useless political failure & traitor like hopeless Riek

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      • 7 September 02:24, by NgorKur Mayol Chier

        Riek must died in order for peace to be prevailed in South Sudan.

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