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April 5, 2017 (JUBA) – On Wednesday, Kuol Manyang Juuk, South Sudanese Defence Minister denied reports claiming that he has tendered his resignation this week to President Salva kiir.

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South Sudan’s defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, pictured following a cabinet meeting in Juba on 17 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

It was purported that Minister Juuk, an ally of President Kiir has resigned Sudan Tribune until Wednesday sought to reach him for comment on this alleged resignation but he was not reachable.

Also, no official statement has been made by the ministry of defence to confirm or clarify the rumours. Several officials have attributed it to Juuk’s frustrations as a result of lower level officials who have undermined his role.

On Wednesday, an aide to the defence minister told Sudan Tribune that the reports and speculations placing doubt over his tenure were “totally unfounded”, adding that they should be regarded as fictional.

“The minister calls the rumours of his resignation ‘absurd’ and instead he has confirmed his determination to press ahead with the reform efforts, to work for peace to come to the country," said an aide who declined to be named on Wednesday.

"He is not thinking of his resignation, even if it is a personal choice to leave the public life, it is not the time for him now. There will be a time and comrade Kuol knows this very well but sometimes one gets overwhelmed and things can be taken out of context,” he further added.

Other sources close to the file Wednesday insisted that he had effectively resigned but the President Kiir refused it.

However, Gordon Buay a South Sudan diplomat to the United States of America also told Sudan Tribune in a separate interview on Tuesday that the minister of defence had not submitted a resignation.

“I have been in contact with the office of the minister and there was nothing like that, he did not resign. Comrade Kuol Manyang is working normally. He has continued his duties as the minister, so it is not correct, he has not resigned,” he said.

(ST)

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  • 6 April 01:11, by lino

    Resignation?! Who will replace Kiir in case something happens???!

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    • 6 April 01:37, by Force 1

      Lino;

      Why do you enthusiastically expect something to happen to president? Bear in mind; no one is responsible for anyone’s life in this universe!

      Just because you disagree with president doesn’t necessarily mean you must let him disappear on this planet in the same way, I wouldn’t wish vice president Wani or Thomas Cirilo to die if I happened to disagree with them. >>>>>

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      • 6 April 01:38, by Force 1

        >>>>You never know what will happened to you tomorrow therefore never wished anyone ill or death may occur at your own expense!
        Remember; I don’t have any relation with president; I am from BOR!
        Lino, I assume you’re old enough to know better.

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        • 6 April 14:53, by lino

          Haha!Force, I never mentioned death or illness to Kiir,but did you thing about him resigning? Bustard! Now you are the one wishing him bad!!!
          Kiir and Machar must face justice before going anywhere!!!

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  • 6 April 04:46, by Kush Natives

    Why is it so recirculating? What’s the big deal, if he resigned? Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, rose up from the death, gone to heaven and left the world moving a head. He murdered an enough officers during struggle. So, let the man go home and rest little bit from slaughtering humans since 1984, when he graduated from Agrab battalion.

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    • 6 April 09:26, by Joyuma John

      Dear Kush,
      Tell us the trues, Kuol Manyang Juuk Chaw was not in Agrab Battalion , but was in Bipam battalion.

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      • 6 April 09:58, by Kush Natives

        Joyuma Jouhn,
        Agrab battalion and Bilpham are all Kooryom 1. Therefore, he (Kuol) was in an Agrab battalion mission somewhere in 1984-6

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  • 6 April 05:43, by Lumaria

    Comrade Juuk ambition don’t match with J C E plan B
    Folk if you can real feel the pain of your Country men’s and women’s better step down and participate as an individual to save the lives of children and women’s who are dying every day because of two men.

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  • 6 April 06:29, by dinkdong

    I knew it! I knew they will deny it in no time.

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  • 6 April 06:37, by Eyez

    I hope his consensus is clear and he can sleep well at night, which I doubt. I suspect he must be burning inside with guilt, especially given the fact that he is a war hero, reduced to a ’yes man’ by Kiir, Malong and the JCE gang of tugs.
    The ball is in your court, General Koul Manyang, only you can choose how you want history to judge you one day.
    X1

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    • 6 April 19:24, by john akeen

      Eyez
      What I say, didn’t I told you not to post any comments

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      • 7 April 00:28, by Eyez

        Mrs Joana Akeen
        Is your monthly period troubling you or what? Go get fucked ya Jienge abu nyalama ita. So from now on I’m gonna ignore your attention seeking ass, please look for level and kind. I didn’t go to school to come waste my time on an idiot like you naked bastard. I’m not your Dinka kinsmen, therefore go chase some cows or suck a dick and choke on it, bitch.

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  • 6 April 09:00, by Dengda

    No smoke without fire, this allegation of Kuol resignation have been surfacing and every now and then. That mean too, junior staff want him to go or he himself want to and his letter constantly being turn down, as his departure will be blow to the president Kiir. One way or other there’s something going on. I want Kuol save his reputation by resigning and leave messes to the one who created it.

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  • 6 April 10:37, by aborigin

    If one is clear minded politician, you won’t let this issue/call go unheeded. Kiir knows very well it is Kuol who puts him to power in 2005 and if he resigns then the reservations that led to it shall haunt Kuol and in return he shall not have the govt he wholly committed himself to further support, Kiir should intervene and find a solution for him being held hostage by Malong every time.

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    • 6 April 11:34, by Frak Cho

      What does this mean? "South Sudan defence ministry denies Juuk’s resignation"Who is defense minister and who is Juuk? South Sudanese on Sudan tribune! Mmmmmmm!

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  • 6 April 12:23, by Tilo

    Dear Frak Cho

    I read this report and I was wondering,
    Anyway some people here rush to comment without understanding the contain of the report,
    ST need to clarify this anyway

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    • 6 April 13:30, by Frak Cho

      Dear Tilo,
      What is you said is very correct.One wonders what’s really happening. Having gotten education is supposed to shape one’s thinking ability but it’s on a contrary. We South Sudanese are in pitiful situation.

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