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SPLA will not withdraw from Juba Streets if coup rumours continue

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South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 10, 2016. (Photo Reuters)
April 28, 2017 (JUBA) – On Friday, the South Sudanese army said it would continue to camp and patrol the streets of the Juba, until the fear of the rumours of the peddling coup allegations stopped.

“The South Sudan Liberation Army (SPLA) forces and other organised security forces will not pull out from the streets until the roots of the coup allegation are stemmed from the source. The organised forces will not leave unless the destabilising rumours stop,” said Col. Santo Domic on Friday.

The military spokesman said the army and other organised forces had been deployed to provide the adequate security and protection to the civilians in town, along with their property.

Domic described the reports that claimed that President Salva Kiir wanted to step down from power allowing the army to take over as a lie, a “deliberate and calculated campaign of calumny aimed at misleading the public and cause disaffection between the civil population and the troops.”

The general command wished to emphatically state that no such plan had been put place.

“Above all, the SPLA remains committed to providing aid to civil authority as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan and wishes to assure the public of the Chief of Army staff’s unalloyed commitment to protect lives and property whenever called upon to do so in line with extant provisions of the law,” added the Col. Domic.

The Col. went on to reassure the people of South Sudan that the SPLA remained a national institution that emphasised peace, unity and mutual coexistence regardless of and religious, ethnic or tribal differences.

He continued to add “any attempt by any individual or group of persons to associate the military and indeed the SPLA with such will be a total waste of time, energy and resources. We are proud professionals bound by discipline, unflinching love, loyalty, esprit-de-corps and love for our colleagues and our country.”

Col. Santo Domic warned the mischief makers to desist their unpatriotic acts.

(ST)

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  • 29 April 01:22, by Eyez

    You can say all that you want, but the truth remains that, the government has failed and its crumbling down like a ton of bricks.

    Mathiang Anyoors and their SPLA brothers are a JCE, Malong and Kiir’s Jienge murderous malitia force, not a South Sudanese conventional military force.

    The revolution is unstoppable and your tanks, Mathiang Anyoor or the tribal SPLA would not scare the people forever.

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    • 29 April 02:38, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Eyez, I think you don’t understand what is going on right now. It is not the people or rebels who are trying to take over Juba or government. Just reexamine the facts. The rumors are within the government not the opposite side. Therefore, you need to understand what is going on first before you comments. Ask people who know the facts.

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      • 29 April 07:55, by dinkdong

        Who is suspected of attempting the coup d’etat then? Or is the gov’t just so paranoia? Bahr El Ghazals, bunch of looters!

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        • 29 April 23:00, by Garang Akeen Tong

          @Dinkdong, what is wrong here with bahr el gazal? Are you really serious with us bahr el gazal or gov,t?

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      • 29 April 08:35, by Eastern

        Dinka,

        Who do you think is behind the news? JCE feels Kiir is not strong enough to implement his agenda hence they want to replace him with somebody from Bahr el Ghazal. Kiir is aware of this hence his equipping the national security services with lethal weapons. Kiir has lost trust in SPLA which has been infiltrated with the lousy Mathiang Anyoors.....

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    • 30 April 04:01, by Force 1

      Do you really think that the SPLA is going to pull out on Juba street just because some idiots on the internet tell them to do so? You people really take yourselves seriously!

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  • 29 April 10:07, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

    King Paul Malong is fit to takeover the counrty.it is being done by every qualified army chief general when there is a political confusion in the counntry.I support him to do that.please King do it soon before it is too late.please bring back the counnrty south sudan which is being destroy by politicians.

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  • 29 April 15:21, by Sunday Junup

    Why always complaint about coup, coup some people want to make coup. We South Sudanese are tired of all these fake coup. Remove all tanks on the road on face real coup

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  • 29 April 17:37, by Fair Man

    Sunday Junup
    You are behind the news. Coup has already taken place. Malong is the facto President of South Sudan while Kiir is still internationally the de jure President. A matter of announcement. If Kiir can not enter SPLA GHQs fearing security risks, what are you up? Wake up. Yet Malong once Malong declares himself, that is the end of JCE. The world will rise up and back up IO and Machar takes.

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    • 29 April 18:05, by Lango2010

      Power wrangling has circumstantially dragged the Government is that a joke or a reality? South Sudan doesn’t need coup but peaceful transfer of power. If there is lost of hopes and people are running out of patience, the parliament is there to organize for systematic and peaceful of the successor not violent we are tired of meaningless wars. Don’t hold people of hostages power we want to free.

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      • 29 April 18:10, by Lango2010

        Kirk should be given time fixed the country back to normal before he quit the leadership, otherwise we shall never have peace even if Kiir left. And the looming protest will still take place if the government don’t put into account the suffering of the citizens one day.

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  • 29 April 19:20, by Fair Man

    Looter2010 AKA Lango2010
    Norw you have come to your senses and understood that JCE days are numbered? Is H.E Dr. Riek Machar still blamed for internal coup by JCE versus JCE? Morons, we spent many years educating you but you are too dull to differentiate between stools and water. So, goes is the music. Stay tuned. Army on alert against Army!!. The end will justify the means.

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