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Justice Chan Reec Madut (AP Photo)

April 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government judges and lawyers declared an open-ended strike, demanded the resignation of Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut and wages increments.

The assembly of judges and justice made the declaration in the capital Juba.

“The General Assembly of Justices and Judges voted unanimously to enter into an open strike until the following demands are fulfilled; the honourable Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut must resign, provision of a car for justices and judges for transportation, provision of stationery and creation for a conducive working environment. Creation of courtrooms to each and every judge,” said Geri Legge, a Justice of the Court of Appeal after the general assembly meeting.

The strike begins on Monday, April 24.

The judiciary senior officials accused Chief Justice Chan of failing to follow up on promises made last year to increase wages and improve working conditions. Justices and judges receive monthly salaries between SSP 8,000 and SSP 12,000.

The judges and justices are among highly paid government employees but the depreciation of South Sudanese pound against the United States Dollars means their wages are now less than $50 per month. $1 sales for SSP 180 in the black market in Juba on Friday. The local economy is in a free fall and prices for basic commodities have skyrocketed in recent months.

Chief Justice is appointed by President Salva Kiir and it is not clear if he will act to resolve the judicial crisis. Last year, a similar strike was called off within a week after the government promised to address the conditions set forth. Most of those pledges, according to judges, are never met.

In a statement released on Friday, 21 April 2017, the judges call for fulfilment of better working conditions, increased pay; six months leave with pay, three months for Christmas and Easter.

The release demands the enactment of justices and judges pension law, provision of identification cards, promotion of the judges and appointment of more judges in the country.

The reasons for these demands, the statement argues, are to improve the provision of services.

“Finally, the rationale behind our demands is an order to deliver good service to people, address the backlog of cases and also strengthening of the independence of the Judiciary of the Republic of South Sudan,” the statement stressed.

(ST)

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  • 21 April 23:56, by anyanya1

    This morons knows their stomach only, the r not caring of anybody, this is good news let them deal with this and many r still coming to their ass. Good luck,no money.this govnt is a joke drive by illiterate. I like them cose they go very fast to their end😸😸😸😸

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  • 22 April 00:00, by Mi diit

    Dear JCE’s Judges,

    The Chief Justice leads the business of the Supreme Court and presides over oral arguments. When the court renders an opinion, the Chief Justice—when in the majority—decides who writes the court’s opinion. The Chief Justice also has significant agenda-setting power over the court’s meetings.
    Now your complaints are on accommodation and free payments. What a country?!

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  • 22 April 06:25, by Eastern

    Chan Reech Madut may have studied law, but he may be only suitable as Dinka Aguok clan head not a Chief Justice of a country!

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    • 22 April 09:01, by South South

      Eastern,

      A few people from Equatoria on this forum are very useless, they just release lies everyday. Look here:
      1- Chan Reech Madut is not from Aguok, what you mentioned in your statement is a lie.
      2- Chan Reech Madut went to Harvard University School of Law, he is more smarter than you and Jubaone combined.

      Dinka in some Equatoria mouths is on the tip of their tongue. What do you want people?

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      • 22 April 14:11, by jubaone

        South South,
        Chan Reech Madut in Harvard Law School? As a toilet cleaner? Or did he not fake a law degree like Telar Deng which a typical jienge art? No one with such a name ever studied in HLS. Perhaps he sent in his applications for a entrance. Please surf into the internet ya MTN, ya Aryan jienge.

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        • 22 April 18:17, by South South

          Jubaone,

          You will die in Diaspora as a hotel worker unless you change your mind and come back to South Sudan with your head down, down and down. What do you know about Harvard University hotel cleaner man!!!! Weather is so nice today in Juba, come and clean our hotel rooms, we will forgive you.

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          • 23 April 08:45, by jubaone

            South South,
            In Juba? Or Kawempe or best in your luak. Very good that you will remain a squatter and drifter whose home is your suitcase. We have already cut off on land routes and you will NEVER travel on road but will spend the rest of your rotten jienge life drifting. In Juba we shall ensure you jiengeget no lands to build cos you’re not Equatorians but foreigners and savages. Beware of evictio

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      • 22 April 14:46, by Eastern

        HARVARD UNIVERSITY MY FOOT! Go and block your arsehole with this blaten lie and halfcooked denial! Chan Reech Madut as the chairman of dinka Aguok community thanked Kiir for splitting South Sudan into 28 tribal states. I don’t care if Chan Reech Madut went to law school in the moon, he’s just a crap!!!!

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        • 22 April 18:10, by South South

          Eastern,

          Lies of some people from this forum are way up. You are like a baby who just say anything without having any idea about it. Do you real know Dinka Aguok to insist that Chan Reech Madut is from Aguok or lies of some Equatoria are going to be part of South Sudan? I could tell you where Chan Reech Madut comes from, but I will not do that to the lair. It’s paining you.

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      • 22 April 14:58, by jubaone

        South South,
        I know how you struggled to get where you’re now. Faking and buying an arts degree from some bogus Kenyan or Ugandan university. God created the jienge to be savages and denied him smart mental and cognitive capacities. The jienge was created to use only his muscles 💪 like all savages do. That’s why they are not educated and have problems with learning. Thank God.

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    • 22 April 09:08, by Kuch

      Mr. Eastern, don’t you fool understands that Mr. Chan Reec Madut was not elected by your so-called judges, but was nominated by the current government of South Sudan. Fools, keep playing games with us, but we are going to bomb you. You so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan trolls think, South Sudan will welcome you evils back into our country>>>

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      • 22 April 09:30, by Kuch

        on the disguised of your so-called UN, humanitarian aids, donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights out of our country. Who says, who says, want you fools in our country? Mr. Eastern, if you fools are dreaming of re-unification of South Sudan with your so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, then go and ask your *allah* and your god will help you fools>>>

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        • 22 April 14:50, by Eastern

          Kuch,

          What’s difficult for me to understand here? Chan Reech is part of the dinka hegmony spearheaded by Kiir which I am fighting - Kiir will go along with the Chans, tribal dominance and the true South Sudan shall rise from their ashes - this may happen soon or after 100 years. It will happen!

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      • 25 April 09:44, by General

        Kuch,I thought you are all aware of thieving in your Gogrial camp (J 1) and it is very clear that,"when a child sent by his father to steal,he does not go stealthily,but break the door with ’s feet.Perhaps you will soon go back to your career
        ( fishing at Nyayoom)

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  • 22 April 12:14, by Fair Man

    Kuch and South Sudan
    Chan Reech Madut was not elected and as such, he has been running the judiciary exactly how JCE demands. He allows illegal detentions of citizens by ruthless Malong and Akordit’s Negative Security Services and not condemn them coz Kiir is the head of that gang unit. His enrollment in Harvard Law school not reflected in his reckless management of judiciary. He is there to show.

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  • 22 April 12:50, by Eyez

    You Jienge animals, the Chief Justice might have gone to Havard Law School, but he has not portrayed any ethics nor does he respects the role boundaries of his office.
    The man is a Kiir and JCE doormat who is part and parcel of the Jienge conspiracy, he has turned a blind eye and sat on hands, while countless crimes and injustices are committed against the civil population on his watch.
    X1

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    • 22 April 13:32, by Kuch

      Mr. our chief justice studied at the university of Khartoum, university of Edinburgh; studied pure law law, and university of Harvard as an extension for his knowledge and for the ’betterin’ of justice system. Be very careful fellows. You fools often often called the Dinkas/Jenges the least educated. We are the Ancient Egyptian fools>>>

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      • 22 April 13:59, by Kuch

        So Mr. Western, we are going to bomb you fools. Get your rubbish out of our country, we are going to the damn UN, UNIMISS, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, sleazy NGOs and some evil creepy criminals out of our country----with you fools. Do you fools think, we will allow you fools and your Barack Hussein Obama’s so-called (YALI)

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        • 22 April 14:10, by Kuch

          , young Africans leadership initiative (YALI). Fellows, we are going to bomb the evil out of our country and his dirty intrigue. We are going to kill Barack Obama, and we are going to bomb mighty US, Island of England, London. Saudi Arabia, their evil juus, UN, israel and their sleazy NGOs>>>>

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      • 22 April 14:51, by jubaone

        Kuch
        Ancient Egyptians and what were you called jienges? That is new and we hope to see some great civilizations and pyramids in your junk jienge states? Is it that jienges often want to associate themselves with successful and progressive people when they themselves are savages? If you you can’t built a road let alone read how can you bring forth a civilization? Just remain savages 🙊

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        • 22 April 15:50, by Kuch

          Be very careful chap. We are going to bomb you fools out of our "Khartoum", part of the so-called ethiopia, Djibouti, israel, Qatar, UAE, France, the UK, et al. We are here fellows, and we are going to bomb the mighty US, their evil juus; corporate America, UN, their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights bullshits.

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  • 22 April 16:11, by Eyez

    Walai de aryian Jienge abu nyalama tamam sai, so now you Dinka are not liberators only, but also the ’Ancient Egyptians’ huh? Are you out of your mind or has the crack finally got to your cow brain, because your stupidity has now reached record levels.

    It’s insane how you people try to foolishly justify every Jienge guilt by refusing to see common sense. When will you animals learn?
    X1

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  • 22 April 16:25, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    Your the most useless human ever allowed to say whatever meaningless writings. This communicates that someone writes for you and posted as you speak in your local jienge and another one writes. I am sure, with your frustration, too much saliva escapes through the lower jaw opening as result of primitive removal of teeth. Its a matter supply weapons and your JCE get kicked out by Riek’s IO.

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