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January 3, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai has advised rebel leader, Riek Machar to denounce armed rebellion and return to the young nation.

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Riek Machar sits in his field office in a rebel controlled territory in Jonglei State February 1, 2014. (Photo/Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Speaking during a visit to Yei River state on Sunday, Gai said regional countries denied Machar safe entry into their territories and would be locked out for a foreseeable future.

“Riek Machar has been parked [in South Africa] like a car without wheels,” Gai told a crowd gathered in Yei town.

“Time for conflict in South Sudan had ended. Time for conflict in the region has ended in all regions,” he told the Juba Monitor newspaper adding, “This is time for peace”.

This was the First Vice-President’s first visit to Yei River state since his controversial appointment to replace Machar.

“This year, for the sake of peace, [we] should talk to our relatives to join peace. Let them [rebels] know what happened to Riek Machar. Now Riek Machar is a trouble maker and he has been parked in South Africa. They will be parked like Machar,” said Gai.

“Riek Machar will not be seen again. He would be seen again in elections if there is peace. If there is no peace, Riek Machar will not be seen again,” he added.

Meanwhile, Agel Machar, a youthful member of armed opposition faction said Gai’s peaceful approach to the South Sudanese ongoing conflict would work.

“I believe in the leadership of Gen Taban Deng Gai, because he is working for peace, not war. My leaders in the IO-Riek are for war, which I protest,” Agel told The Dawn newspaper in an interview published on Tuesday.

Agel, who hails from Bahr el-Ghazal region, initially backed the Machar-led rebel faction.

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  • 3 January 18:55, by jubaone

    Taban Gai
    Is a parasite that feeds at the expense of others. He is a pathetic bootlicker that has bent so low to lick 👅 the sole of Kiir’s shoes. Had Riak not lifted him from nothingness, he as a jellaba bastard would be diligently selling charcoal in his father’s zeriba in Gezira. Sad that sons of dogs and monkeys are screwing us up.

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    • 4 January 05:02, by Gatluak jal

      Jubaone, if I were Dr. rick, I would have immediate Denounce violence and united the country, that will be smart way and that may change those people who were never supported him. War is not a solution to this conflict of ss and I said it many time. I like word democracy but not military mean. Dr. Rick need to come back and start mobilizing people for up coming election in 2018.

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      • 4 January 07:15, by Jongo

        Bra Gatluak
        You are absolutely correct Dr Rick has so many ideological supporters AND by denouncing the violence especially in this year 2017 surly he will make a lot changes among the people of South Sudan & gain a solid ground in for the coming elections hoping he is listening to this call of the Junobein please we need you but without GUNS wining is granted in peace process.

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      • 4 January 10:25, by jubaone

        Gatluak jal,
        Riak is not for war but is acting in self defence. Did he attack Kiir in Jienge 1 (JI) in July 2016? No. Did he use heli gunships? No. Kiir must denounce war and step down cos he has become useless, old and drunken. He and Taban Gai are semi-illiterate and as fools fear educated Dr. Riak Machar. Intellectuals like Riak reason, fools like Kiir and Gai fight.

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    • 4 January 10:16, by Sadam Kuikoy

      Gatluak Wew and Taban Wew,you little minds failed to realise the reality that Dr Machar will be coming back soon and your case will just a history where be will dealing with you one- by-one money lovers.

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    • 4 January 10:16, by Sadam Kuikoy

      Gatluak Wew and Taban Wew,you little minds failed to realise the reality that Dr Machar will be coming back soon and your case will just a history where be will dealing with you one- by-one money lovers.

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    • 4 January 10:42, by Akuma

      Jubaone,

      You better advise your boss Riek Machar to denounce violence and join the path of peace like Taban Deng and President kiir otherwise his move to war will not help him to achieved what he want. South Sudanese are supporting President Kiir and FVP Taban Deng to implement peace agreement in good spirit.

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      • 4 January 15:00, by jubaone

        Akuma,
        You can stop war, but you can´t stop anyone defending himself. Riak and the IO are simply telling Kiir and his bootlicker Taban that if you slap, you get one in return. Simple rule.

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  • 3 January 21:04, by Mading IronKing

    Like Taban said, a political vehicles don’t always have silver rim and fire proof wheels otherwise you end up parked like a car with out wheels.
    Unfortunately Riek drove the vehicle like a family enterprise forgetting the existence of landmines and grenades on the way now he is parked . Next Chapter Please!

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    • 3 January 21:19, by South South

      When a car is parked without wheels, it is done for good, useless.

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  • 3 January 21:46, by Binen

    This foreign slave of kir call taban is trying to impose himself on the people of South Sudan saying he is vice president, this situation will come to an end one time yet it will remain immovable on you since you turned yourself to kill the very people who brought you up despise that you are a jalaba.

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  • 3 January 22:50, by thinni N Bilieu

    Taban Deng Gai
    visit to yei county is just fuck up,trying to convince them (Equatorian )but all people in South Sudan know who is Taban.
    in Unity State even a Dog know Taban because he is a bad fork. let him go to Unity state where he came from, he will be locked in a cell like a thief while he is a thief.

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  • 4 January 04:09, by Uncle J

    Like the Bible say "Master is never welcome in his own town" that is what’s happening right now to Taban Dengai a leader who has a compassion for his people. Riek is now enjoying living in a luxury hotel in South Africa while the dump ones continue accomplish his orders. TBH, there is no country in this world that can be liberated with a movement leader in exile

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    • 4 January 07:04, by choldit

      Uncle J, if at all no country every liberated without its leader with the army and if at all Dr Machar is stationed in South Africa, then this time it going to happen. This will be a proof that Dr Machar is not the one with war agenda but president Kir, JCE and their boy Taban deny. Look how SS is violently it is in absent of Dr Machar. Why Gen Gatdet, Gathoth, Tanggenya left SPLAIO? Any idea?

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  • 4 January 05:39, by Son of Nuer

    Oh Gen. STD forgot what was happen to they innocens Nuer who are killing in cold blood in 2013 , he join government to get 2% oil and went to Yei to begged Almighty freedom fighters to stop surrounding a main because government target me STD by said why war still on and you called yourself C-In -C of IO hahahah shame to him.

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  • 4 January 05:47, by Son of Nuer

    One question, why so-called FVP Taban Deng Gai did leave hotel for more than five months when he was appointed as FVP? and SPLM /A Crowd hotel they don’t have house?
    why FVP live in hotel in his own country , may you ask yourself if you are STD supporters?

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  • 4 January 05:49, by Son of Nuer

    Dr.Riek Machar Teny is second Nelson Mandela in Africa , soon Juba will cry believed

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    • 4 January 06:12, by South South

      Nelson Mandela denounced violence in his country and called for peaceful change. Nelson Mandela did not run to the bush and started war. Nelson Mandela was not sent out from his country and parked like a car without wheels.

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      • 4 January 07:22, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        Let him come back to enjoy peace with the rests of his friends in the country Rather than to fight for none give .
        President Kiir,with the rest are trying hard to bring peace back but no chance for them.

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  • 4 January 08:23, by Akoba Son

    TDG, please respect your leader Dr. Macher, so you need not to insult him as because he is yor wise leader instead of the one who you considered as your president (Naive president salva kirr). please both of you respect his position.

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  • 4 January 09:58, by Mopedi

    Taban Deng is a fool, instead of him stepping down he is telling Dr. Riek to denounce violence, every one will believe me peace will never come to RSS if he and Kiir fail to respect and give back the will of the people of SS. no one was opting for war that was why peace was signed and IO came only with 1,200 troop , but of now STD is Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus and has betrayed our peace

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  • 4 January 09:59, by Mopedi

    Taban Deng is a fool, instead of him stepping down he is telling Dr. Riek to denounce violence, every one will believe me peace will never come to RSS if he and Kiir fail to respect and give back the will of the people of SS. no one was opting for war that was why peace was signed and IO came only with 1,200 troop , but of now STD is Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus and has betrayed our peace

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    • 4 January 10:06, by Mopedi

      no one will forgive STD and Kiir although he shed tears in the name of forgiveness, the country is now without civilians and soon the few mathiang anyoor who remained in Juba will run for safety in the camps, what is Kiir waiting for that he do not want to resign? for peace to prevail, with you Kiir and your cohorts no peace but with some one else yes there will be peace.

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  • 4 January 11:16, by Kush Natives

    How you would feels when your long time trusted friend turned out to be someone that was not there for the same concepts?

    I think Mr. Machar still need help from Salva Kiir and Tabaan Deng, just to remind him Tut-dhol, about what’s calls asylum.

    “Riek Machar has been parked [in South Africa] like a car without wheels’
    Then what will happen next for Mr. Machar in South African parking lot?

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  • 4 January 13:46, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hey fuckin jienges Riek is second father of africa next to nelson mandela b/c he always forgive you but you don’t know that he forgive Riek is democrate who alway act in self defence during the war look when capture bor,malakal and bentiu you ran to uganda and come with updf why u proud for nothing now nuer and equatorians are strongly united we will fuck you this moment no more updf,jem and other

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    • 4 January 15:42, by Kush Natives

      Lou Nuer the Loser,

      If that’s how you feels, then hang yourself! There’s nothing like that in our world today. Mr.Machar Will tell his bullure,
      the birds that he feed with innocent blood every single day. You have a great choice now, if you’re anti peace, go to South African parking lot and impound Dhuor-gon. He’s done for the year! Happy New year 2017!
      ??? ???????

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  • 4 January 14:06, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This Taban guy should know it is not all about snatching Riek’s position and telling him to denounce violence. It is all about principles, reformations. It is about the truth, development and service and sense of ownership of citizenry, democracy. It is all about the people. The people have risen against the evil leadership that has brought suffering, shame upon us. They must go.

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  • 4 January 20:32, by thinni N Bilieu

    Taban Deng Gai has no constituency in South Sudan
    he is fucken fork without tail.

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  • 4 January 20:52, by Eastern

    El Tabani and Kiir supported by lying to the world that Dr Machar’s replacement was in sync with the letter and spirit of the ARCISS. Now that, according to El Tabani, Machar’s tyres have been removed and he’s parked in South Africa, we shouldn’t see armed clashes anywhere in South Sudan associated with SPLA-IO. Brig. John Sunday Martin, what do you say?????

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