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South Sudan deputy defence minister denies resignation


March 1, 2017 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese Deputy Minister of Defence, David Yayau, Wednesday has dismissed as “fake news” reports purporting he resigned from his position.

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Greater Pibor Administrator and head of SSDM/A Cobra faction David Yauyau seen in Juba on May, 20, 2014 (AFP)

“Who said I have resigned”, wondered Yauyau when contacted on Wednesday to comment on media reports alleging he resigned from his position and left the country.

"I am in my office. If you want to proof, come. I am available. Talk to the staff here and other officials at the ministry of defence if you want to confirm, Yauyau told Sudan Tribune.

The second top defence official claimed that news alleging he resigned was circulated on the social media and through pro-opposition new agencies.

He expressed surprise about the allegation, saying that he has been receiving calls from many people asking him about “this fake news”.

The rumours started from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where several people on social media posted a fake letter with a forged signature and without a letterhead.

David Yauyau said he did not travel out of the country because he is the Acting Minister of Defence since defence minister; Kuol Manyang Juuk is currently outside the country on an official mission with the first vice president.


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  • 1 March 23:21, by Bolman

    I personally talks to him how come mr David Yaw Yaw trying deny his own words of resignation when he criticizing his own criminals regime, this what I can tells if Yaw Yaw is not leaving today but he still on his way to exitout from the gangs groups BM

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    • 2 March 01:23, by lino

      Was he inside the country when both of you talked?

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  • 2 March 01:24, by Uncle J

    From Kakuma Refugee Camp where David Yawyaw used to fail exams terribly in Kadugli Primary, I think YawYaw is still dump and only occupying space in the top job.

    He should resign!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2 March 06:02, by Political Affairs Advisor

    I think it doesn’t show any different whether he resign or remain in his position because the country has already fail in their hands. After what he can resign while he is also one of the element that cause mess in this country

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  • 2 March 11:10, by pilot

    What was the reason of fighting the so call Government in 2012? Yau forgot so soon that his people were brutally killed,tuture and their properties looted by the same Government he is saving today.What good will you do again to your people by clinging to them because of papers,dumd you .I hope you will one day come to your sense and follow the right paths.

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  • 2 March 11:43, by Kush Natives

    Midit, Hamil, Eastern, Jubaone, Denda Fair Man and alike. Don’t celebrate darkness! Mr. Yauyau will never leave his holy post till kingdom come! The fake slaves who called themselves South Sudanese, just by skin colors are destroying us in distance. There’s no such rumors here. Comrade Yauyau is next to me currently. Keep creating more havoc in distance!

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    • 2 March 19:25, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      You jienge scoundrel have a serious problem. None of the persons you mentioned here ever wrote anything on Yau Yau´s resignation till now and then you start howling like some pregant bush pig. What is the matter? Kiss him, hug him and do whatever you wish, that´s your MTN business and just shut up!

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  • 2 March 12:02, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    ’’ Who said am resigned; if you want to confirm come to my office and proof it’’ said Yau Yau

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  • 2 March 15:03, by Maguto

    David yau yau will resign, no smoke without fire..SPLA INTELLIGENT MUST TAKE CAUTION ON HIM

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  • 3 March 06:34, by john akeen

    You stupid foolish money IO, Mr. David Yau Yaudit will never resigne and join your foolish IO, Mr. David Yau Yaudit is in his office serving the national army and defending the construction of his country that he had fought for since 1866 and defending the peoples of his country. Not like you foolish IOs

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    • 3 March 06:44, by john akeen

      I meant monkeys IOs not money IO you pork ass that Muslims call it evil, I believe that there is no bird that eats the position IOs deadbody

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      • 3 March 12:06, by jubaone

        Does anyone understand what this MTN or mbororo John Akeen is trying to write?

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  • 3 March 08:07, by Awet Awet

    Although Yau yau resign nothing will change itself government of juba already collapse,this is not government is just militia ,if they are g,vment why they kill convivials ? This MTN one day one time they will see the revenge from south Sudanese all ,

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