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Kiir implementing reservations, not peace accord: Garang


February 23, 2017 (JUBA) - The widow of John Garang, the founder of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) has said the peace deal, which was signed in 2015 to end more than three years conflict has collapsed, citing failure to implement the security arrangement.

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Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior (ST File Photo)

“We talk about peace in a vacuum because our leaders are not ready to listen. When Dr.Riek left the country, Taban was put in place of Dr.Riek in less than two or three days and when he was appointed the language changed and was saying Riek should wait for elections”, Rebecca Garang told a briefing of South Sudanese in the Diasporas in the United States.

Rebecca said some of the foreign diplomats in Juba mistakenly supported replacement of the former first vice president Riek Machar with Taban Deng Gai on the ground that the latter would impress president Kiir to implement the agreement because of the perception that the former would cooperate with him than he would do with Machar.

“But how can peace come to South Sudan when security arrangement has collapsed and the person who is signatory to the agreement is not there? It means there is no peace. So I want to tell you there is no agreement being implemented in Juba to tell you the truth," she said, adding that Kiir is implementing reservations, not the accord.

Garang, a former minister for roads and transport, fell out with the Juba government after openly criticising President Kiir’s administration and proposing regime change.

The 2015 peace accord, which temporarily ended the ongoing conflict, has not been fully implemented, with the peace monitoring body (JMEC) accusing the warring factions of reneging on what they had committed themselves to during it’s signing.


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  • 24 February 2017 08:17, by Fair Man

    Akums, Dinka-Defender General, Kush Natives and the likes
    Have you heard from Rebecca Garang. Go ahead fools with implementation of your reservations and let us see what you will achieve after the so-called National Dialogue. You must fail in your attempt, with your couple of misguided Diplomats and neighboring countries. Stop lying.

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    • 24 February 2017 09:20, by Akuma

      Fair Man and Naath,
      South Sudanese people are going well with President Kiir government and policies and it is good to stay away from South Sudan politics otherwise you have no benefit to add on South Sudan politics since you are virus to South Sudanese social fabrics. It’s good Gen. Taban, Dr. Lomoro, James Wani, Mamur, Gatluak kew, Riek Gai, Lado and rest of politics are with President Kiir

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      • 24 February 2017 11:38, by Lokoli

        Mr Akuma. All those names you mentioned are slaves to Jienge Elders and President. They cannot argue any point because you will arrest and kill them. They work under extreme fears. You know that. Hope U got it clearly from Mrs Garang. Keep avoiding Rieck, the war is endless. Just wait and see since you believe in cohesive mechanism to control citizens of the the land.

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    • 24 February 2017 09:50, by South South

      Rebecca is with Riek Machar from the beginning of this conflict in South Sudan. Her own son is 100% with Riek, so what is new here?

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      • 24 February 2017 11:41, by Lokoli

        Yes. Because some Dinka took him away from her and the son.

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        • 24 February 2017 12:53, by South South


          Stop these empty threats about war, war is not good for anyone in South Sudan. 3 years now since Riek started war in South Sudan. What happened? His own community is dying of starvation, but he can not help them. Riek is unable to liberate his home down, but he is able to bring hunger to them. What do you mean by this: "Because some Dinka took him away from her and the son".

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    • 24 February 2017 10:14, by Midit Mitot

      True teller Mama Rebecca, God will protect you and your kids for good years, we need truth not lie in this nation.

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    • 24 February 2017 11:22, by Kush Natives

      Fair Man,
      Rebeca D’ Mabior is learning how to plays Xbox game. She don’t even know herself of who she’s. This country called South Sudan today, was none founded by balah balah, lying and so forth by the opportunist. This woman should starts giving up and raise her lovely family, rather then making nonsense in and out in her daily routine. She have got none to rectify or justify her status.

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      • 24 February 2017 15:20, by hamil

        Kush Natives

        "She have got none to rectify or justify her status". Your grammar is appalling go back to school if at all you attended any. South Sudan needs brilliant minds not dull ones like yours or else we could be taken through the same path with illiterate minds like those in the Government.

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    • 24 February 2017 15:24, by Kuch

      Mr. Fair Man, there was no peace agreement that was signed in Adis Ababa chap. Tells Rebbeca Nyandeng and others who seem not have understood what. That so-called compromise peace agreement (CPA II).http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56093 As it was known by Riek Macahar supporters was a hand over of our country to the UN, AU and IGAD-PLUS countries fellows>>>

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      • 24 February 2017 15:30, by Kuch

        Re-read the whole text line by line, understand it and then tell us again if there was an agreement to be implemented by the government of South Sudan. Unless otherwise you do have an English comprehension deficit. Most Riek Machar supporters are not the smartest kids in the block anyway. The whole agreement was a sell out of our country by the traitors like Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom>>>

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        • 24 February 2017 15:37, by Kuch

          The whole so-called agreement was not negotiated by anyone, but was drafted by the TROIKA, the UN, the AU and IGAD-PLUS and pushed into the government of South Sudan and your Riek Machar’s team throats to sign by force. And that was why the government of South Sudan protested not to sign it in Adis Ababa. But later on came and sign it a week later in Juba with a lot of "SERIOUS RESERVATIONS">>>

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    • 24 February 2017 22:14, by Atemjak

      Fair Man
      You always talked tribal especially you pointed out Dinka that they lied. Did you forgot that Rebecca Garang is Dinka how come you believed the lies said by Dinka today.

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  • 24 February 2017 08:20, by Naath

    Dinka gangs leader kiir is known worldwide for being foolish, war criminal, and power hungry. His appointment for Taban Deng mean more wars, more death and endless destruction of nation’s properties.

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  • 24 February 2017 09:22, by Nationalist

    I do not believe in dinakism or nuerism, but i believe in SS nationalism. There is no tribe which is bigger than the country. Individuals should be hold to account for their messes not their tribes or regions where they come from. So guys let us grow up like nationalists leaving tribes out of national affairs

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    • 24 February 2017 09:32, by Nationalist

      I do not believe that my tribe can independently develop without other tribes. We all need each other if not then we should prepare to perish together like fools. All tribes in SS have contributed to this current mess. Every tribe is represented in the government whether national or state level. This useless spla/m is comprised of all kinds of Gibbons including yours.

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  • 24 February 2017 09:26, by Kat Cok

    How come for Rebecca Nyandeeng to talk about the replacement of renegade Riek Machar by General Taban Deng? Did she not read in the agreement that if the office of first vice president is vacant for 48hrs, then the SPLM/A-IO must sit and select the one to fill the vacant? What is in the mind of Rebeeca, Majak Agot, Pagan Amum, Deng Alor who is in the government is selling the South Sudan.

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  • 24 February 2017 09:39, by Nuer

    You can said that again Mama Rebecca, South Sudan need to be reboot from this virus for peace to come once and for all.

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    • 24 February 2017 11:08, by Frak Cho

      Dear South Sudanese, Rebecca Nyandeng Garang is a Dinka but she is expressing herself as a citizen of South Sudan but people like Naath and the like always dwell on tribal comments with much dislike on Dinka people. To be honest even if Silva Kiir is bad and even dislike by some Dinkas, your general dislike towards Dinka people will make all Dinkas stand firm with President Silva Kiir in any case.

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      • 24 February 2017 11:54, by Lokoli

        Frak Cho. that is being a fool if you cannot differentiate between good and bad leadership. Do you know how many Dinka are dying on a daily basis as result of this war? Why would you support someone you very well that is not capable to lead the nation and has brought shame on the all tribe. That alone shows level of low sighted as the whole tribe. Wake up!!!

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  • 24 February 2017 14:07, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    Instead of wasting time defending former rebel leader-turned President of the Country, you should better be looking for a friendly Country around the world where Kiir will take refuge after being thrown out by a coalition soon to be announced. We can not allow him to be in the country even if he resigns today. Watch out JCE!

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  • 24 February 2017 15:36, by Fair Man

    Good to hear that Juba regime is not implementing any agreement. Therefore, no need of complaining since South Sudanese are claiming their rights by whichever options are available. Go ahead sir with your dialogue and wishing you the best.The means will justify the ends.

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  • 25 February 2017 03:07, by john akeen

    Well who cares about that stupid women, I believe only stupid people, if she was not stupid, I believe president Kiir and the people who love Dr. John G they were going to take good care of her and her family because of Dr. John

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    • 25 February 2017 03:36, by john akeen

      If you don’t believe me, just go back to the history and C what did Reik Machar do to her husband in the bast, then you will relies that she is dump, and also imagine all the stuff that Dr. John had left it for her and they kids, she was going to leave her life in south Sudan like a queen and as the first Mather of SS. P Kiir was gonna help her with anything she ask for, but what can I say

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  • 25 February 2017 04:39, by lino

    The foolish people are the ones who do the same brutal things gt their enemies were doing on them!!! Kill the slave by the slave policy.

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