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South Sudan president sacks Ruweng state Governor


March 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan Salva Kiir has issued an executive order removing the Ruweng state Governor, Theja Da Adwad Deng, a day after the latter shifted political allegiance from the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) under the country’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

Deng, the state-owned SSBC TV reported, was succeeded by Them Machar Kuol.

The ex-governor was nominated by SPLM-IO faction led by Gai as a part of a power sharing deal stipulated in the peace 2015 accord, but remains unclear if his successor is a member of the South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) faction under the leadership of president Salva Kiir, which controls majority of the cabinet members in unity government, parliament, judiciary and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

The new governor had never officially declared his defection from President Kiir’s faction and joined the armed opposition faction under Taban, sparking question trying to understand political circumstances under which the appointment was made.

While circumstances under which the appointment was made remains speculative in the public, sources with direct knowledge of the new changes were made, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the new governor decided to switch political allegiance from the government in order to ensure that a gubernatorial post is filled by a son from the area.


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  • 29 March 2017 13:05, by Runrach

    Mr President, people of SS where in high hope you were a freedom fighter who revolted against marginalisation, suppression, mistreatment and lack of freedom of expression. Cowboy! When will you learn from your uncountable misdeeds? Why do you preside country like your own family?

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    • 29 March 2017 14:03, by Midit Mitot

      Wulululu, if Salva Kiir will not take care, every one will abandon Taban and remain alone as STD.

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  • 29 March 2017 13:16, by Runrach

    Mr. President, you and your 3rd or forth wife ( Taban )are the number one traitors and betrayers of SS. Our citizens died in covering your rotton assholes, you killed people of Rumbek and still you are unsatisfied. Please leave Ruweng people a lone. Let them chose the Governor of their choice without you and Taban interference. They’ re peaceful but they don’t want their land to be trading in to I

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    • 29 March 2017 14:35, by Kuch

      I am not sure if I am going to believe this sacking of Ruweng Governor by this fool? The idiot want to throw the Panaruu and Alor Ngok Dinka/Jieng under the bus for his quick-fix political machination with a non trust worthy snake like Taban Deng Gai dirty politics. Ruweng people are the most honest, hardworking, peaceful and patriotic South Sudanese ever like Aweil Weil boys and girls of Malual—

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      • 29 March 2017 14:43, by Kuch

        Giernyang boys and girls. And for Ruweng people to be used as political toys to appease some idiots and traitors is very outrageous and must not be allowed to happen. Is Salva Kiir gone out of his damn mind? The idiots has been changing state leaders like his he changing his undies and he has been allowed to get away with it. Salva Kiir and his gangs are fast losing it, it seems.

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        • 29 March 2017 14:56, by Midit Mitot

          politics is like that, you were supporting Salva Kiir since then, and today blaming him when he sack your un-waited Governor, don,t you know since Kiir and Taban are the most traitors?

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      • 29 March 2017 15:32, by Lokoli

        Kuch. Today you starts to learn who is Mr president? You have been supporting him all along. Time is closing down when he will start to eliminate all his closest people. Keep watch, you will see what I am saying. Where is Akuma, Kiir diehard.

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  • 30 March 2017 08:25, by DHARCHEP

    Removal of the Ruweng governor is not a problem. People can be removed when authority is enforced. What I am really worried as a son of Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom county is that why Salva Kiir Miyardit did not separated Ruweng State into two States like Panaruu State for Dinka Panaruu and Ruweng State for Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom? We people of Ruweng community of Biemnom are down.

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    • 30 March 2017 09:26, by Kuch

      Mr.DHARCHEP, worry less brother. Even Panthou/Heglig is your own Alor Ngok’s Dinka/Jieng village and even Kiirtoum/Khartoum. We are going to bomb our enemies. Salva Kiir is not the one playing game with our country and our people---There are some criminals criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and their evil juus and some of their criminals>>>

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      • 30 March 2017 09:37, by Kuch

        in between. World three is going to start here in our country Mr. DHARCHEP, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between are the ones that have been playing games with our country and our people. The Nile is going to let us bomb the evil white people and the Nuers, their Equatorians low lives have been playing games with our country and>>>

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        • 30 March 2017 10:23, by Kuch

          when our country has been coveted by the greatest monsters all along. War is here Mr. DHARCHEP. Don’t worry chap.

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    • 30 March 2017 10:06, by Kush Natives

      I think you’re trying to make a point here, but seem like you’re NOT ready for that point yet. What brought the division b/n those sisters communities that you just mentioned here? I need you to answer me, before I responded you!

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      • 30 March 2017 10:36, by Kuch

        I don’t know Mr. DHARCHEP, how the two "sisters separate" But l know it was an old Monyjang/Dinka way of always want to start their own independence. Do you know that here in South Bor of Kolnyang and Abii, there are some Jiengs/Dinkas called Gol, Abang and others. Which you panaruu and Alor communities to which you fellows also have in your communities>>>

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        • 30 March 2017 10:41, by Kuch

          The "Abyiei Ngok Dinka/Jieng" is just the same with the "Bor Jieng/Jieng of Abii" Bor. We are here Mr. DHARCHEP. Don’t worry brother.

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      • 30 March 2017 12:43, by DHARCHEP

        Kush Native,on my own behave,I support the divisionism of these two communities, the Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom and the Dinka Panaruu community of Panrieng.Why I say that is because we are tired of being marginalized all the time.How many times did Dinka Panaruu rule Ruweng State? The first governor Miyol was from Panaruu,then Theji was from Panaruu and the new governor was from Panaruu too

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      • 30 March 2017 12:50, by DHARCHEP

        If Dinka Panaruu rule three times in a row, then there is no reason why we left Unity State. We should go back to Unity State. There is too much mercenary action going on with Dinka Panaruu community.Why there is no anyone from Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom ever become a governor in Ruweng State? Everything is in Panaruu.This Ruweng State will not exist in the long ran. Mark me right brothers.

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        • 31 March 2017 10:53, by Kush Natives

          Now I see your point comrade, I will just back you up a little bit, it seem like you’re struggling fighting the case that bear no evidence. Why I said that? "RULING" in English word, mean period of times. If Mayol, Theji, and now I don’t know yet who is coming. If those two governors were just there for less than a year, then what made you like want to take up armies?

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          • 31 March 2017 11:05, by Kush Natives

            There’s no need for you to use those BIG two terms, "going back to unity state" and "Marginalization" Those two BIG words are crimes. Going back to unity state is suicide mission! This is happening because of Kiir’s degree, if people are given a chance, then the next governor should have come from West Ruweng counties. We "BOTH" will enjoy leading this peaceful Ruweng state till our_

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            • 31 March 2017 11:13, by Kush Natives

              con_ our grand kids smell the joys and sacrifice of their forefathers. But, you "DHARCHEP" will not be eligible for the governorship, because have hi temper. I don’t know where you got this temper from. But, other Alor people are free to leads Ruweng state for as much as they wish, if she/he got what it takes.

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