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S. Sudan opposition leader urges Kiir to pray for corruption

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March 9, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese opposition leader said President Salva Kiir, who leads Friday’s national day of prayer should ask God to punish corrupt ministers.

"The government should question the ministers residing at hotel (...) the prayers would not focus on peace and reconciliation only but it should include praying for corrupt(ed) official to stop corruption,” said Peter Mayen Majongdit, the leader of People’s Liberal Party (PLP), an opposition political entity formed in 2014.

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People’s Liberal Party (PLP) leader Peter Mayen Majongdit (ST)

The South Sudanese leader, last week, declared March 10 a national day of prayers.

The state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) television and radio have been urging the citizens to attend the event that will be led by the head of state.

Last week, Bishop Santo Laku, a respected Catholic Bishop, described the prayer as “political and mockery” in a interview with Voice of America. The Bishop challenged government, whose armed forces, he said, were murdering civilians, to stop the war.

Mayen said his opposition party does not oppose the prayer but it should be focused.

“Emotions and sympathy will not improve the country crisis. Corruption must be fought, effective policy must be in place and then we can call for God to help,” he said.

At least six government ministers, according to a document Sudan Tribune obtained, befitted from money meant to facilitate operations of a Crisis Management Committee set up by the president on 30 April, 2014. The committee was headed by Vice-President James Igga to deal with the war that broker out in December 2013, but was dissolved few months later due to what critics said turned into a crisis itself.

(ST)

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  • 10 March 2017 08:28, by Independent Thinker

    Hi, President himself is mot corrupted president in the world and most killer leader in S.Sudan will have a peace when the following people has dies;(killed) Paul Malong, Michael Makuei, Dr. Riek Gai Kok,President Kiir,Kuol Manyang,Thomas Duoth Guet, Akol Khor and plus members of Dinka Council of Elders.

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    • 10 March 2017 19:02, by Lango2010

      Independent thinker
      You must be a most stupid person I have every seen in this forum, you wishing someone death is just as simple as you think. Both holy and sinners are created in image and likeness of God, and it is only God that can take one’s life not you.keep killing every and might be you will go before them.

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      • 10 March 2017 19:08, by Lango2010

        All have sinned and felt short of the glory of God, but you would you leave your own sins and condemn your neighbour for his. You must be a most sinful man compare to some of those you are wishing to die. So leave God alone to do His work of blessing us or condemning us.

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    • 11 March 2017 04:49, by Atemjak

      Mr.Independent thinker, can i ask you one question what about those people who killed children, women and elderly people on Yei Juba road nimule Juba road what will be their punishment assuming your wishes will be granted i guess you might be minor and your opinion is not worth paying attention.

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  • 10 March 2017 14:48, by Nyesi Ta

    Opposition leader! What kind of opposition leader is Mayen who looks like a thug himself. Mr. Mayen, may be God would only punish those corrupt ministers after they are deceased. Is that how long we want to wait, if so then you want corruption to continue. Then what is the purpose of having a constitution with set of laws to protect the country? Truly you are not differnt from Kiir yourself.

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