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S. Sudanese rebel leader sacks officials over misconduct


South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Tiksa Negeri)

June 19, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar has sacked the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) representative in Australia, accusing him of misuse of power.

Machar, in a statement copied to the armed opposition’s national external relations chairperson, Stephen Kuol sacked Yien Machar Wang on Sunday.

“I do hereby issue suspension of Cde Yien Machar Wang from his duties as SPLM-IO Country coordinator in Australia due to his misconduct with the representative, the chairperson of Victoria chapter and the Secretary General of Victoria chapter at a farewell party on Monday 22/05/2017, while the members of Political Bureau were in attendance besides other incidents of gross misconduct. This suspension is effective immediately,” it partly reads.

Machar said misbehaviour endangers the armed opposition policy.

The armed opposition leader, who lives in South Africa, also formed a committee tasked to probe the misconduct of the sacked official.

“I authorise you to form a disciplinary committee, from members in Australia, according to Chapter V and VI in the code of conduct and disciplinary procedure to hear and determine violations or offences committed by Cde Yien Machar Wang,” he added.

The armed opposition leader, in a separate directive, also demoted Brigadier General David Okot from rebel rankings on Tuesday.

The SPLA-IO military deputy spokesperson Col. Lam Paul, told Sudan Tribune that the official was dismissed due to his misconduct.

Okot, a former division commander for Magwi County of Eastern Equatoria state, was recently promoted to Brigadier General by Machar.

The official’s dismissal, Lam said, was linked to his recent declaration of allegiance to the country’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

Meanwhile, the SPLA-IO Juba faction spokesman, Col. Gatluak Joak Yuot separately confirmed that Okot has joined the Gai-led faction.

He claimed thousands of troops in Equatoria region abandoned Machar in favour of the peace process initiated by South Sudan’s First Vice President.

According to Article 14:17 of the armed opposition movement’s (SPLM-IO) 2015 Pagak convention, the chairman is mandated to dismiss a member who disrespects or puts the armed opposition into disrepute.


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  • 20 June 2017 09:30, by Newsudan

    stacking official while himself under house arrest.#Machar

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    • 20 June 2017 11:00, by Trust Teller

      A wise leadership does not entertain undisciplinary and therefore unprofessional behaviors of supporters. IO is standing for a radical change therefore anybody that does not follow the broader public aspiration deserve to get off from our shores. Unlike" Gov,t ambassador was caught red handed carrying 4000 millions in Cairo Airport" we must end this practices and end it good and for all.

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    • 20 June 2017 11:19, by Eastern


      This shows you how people love and follow Dr. Machar; he commands and leads from the comfort of his JAIL....!

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      • 20 June 2017 12:13, by Kuch

        Eastern, only the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan like you & his lowly informed Nuer Lou youths & his own village would dare follow Riek Machar chap. The reason why some Equatorians youth let themselves be fooled by last year in Juba was to be rewarded with higher ranking military ranks. Other than that, Riek Machar isn’t any thing to them trust that.

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        • 20 June 2017 16:27, by Redeemer

          Riek should be honest to his supporters. Okot has defected with huge force which was operating between Juba- Nimule and Torit, the rebel governor Nathaniel is now confused what to do.

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          • 20 June 2017 16:30, by Redeemer

            Many IO officers were waiting for promotions, the deal is done

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        • 20 June 2017 17:10, by jubaone

          Let Equatorian youth follow an intelligent and responsible leader who upholds integrity and is a thinker than an illiterate and visionless jienge tribal leader who is a drinker.

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          • 20 June 2017 18:47, by Kush Natives

            You just refused to regret that idiots are stacked up on your hill thinking. You will definitely come back to your sense after sentenced Riek Machar 40 years jail time in South Africa. We’re working on it, get it right from here! There’s no nothing Riek Machar haven’t done rather then fuelling the suffering innocent civil populations in South Sudan.

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            • 20 June 2017 18:54, by Kush Natives

              Riek become terrorists organizations leader, all his dead supporters will shut up when we hanged him. And indeed we’re closing the case sooner. You better to forms a new rebellion with a visible ideology. Stop robbing and ambushing innocent people who have no an understanding of what you’re doing.

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              • 20 June 2017 20:22, by lino

                Hahaaa! Ya Kuch,

                Do you think Riek Machar will live for the next 40 years? An wise thinking from you! Better think of divisions and tribalism that will be there in South Sudan for 50 years.
                Government created a mess since 2013 fake coup, and now we are fighting for almost 5 years.

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                • 20 June 2017 20:25, by lino

                  If the leadership is smart they would have given Riek a chance from 2015-2020 and if failed to deliver, then by the will of people, we can elect another Cholo or Bari till the right person pop up!!!
                  Now we will all starve and strive for 100 years because of this tribalism. Everyone will taste it!!!

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                  • 20 June 2017 21:15, by Kuch

                    Lino, you think your Riek Machar, Pangan Amuom or Thomas Cirilo would be giving you idiots free foods? These losers want to fight their aimless war & they want other countries to be feeding their lowly informed followers. They even encourage their followers to stay in the UN so-called POCs and the UN will feeding free food rations>>>

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                    • 20 June 2017 21:25, by Kuch

                      The level of madness & stupidity you Riek Machar, Thomas Cirilo or Pagan Amuom supporters have, is very unrivalled on earth. You staged armed rebellion, want to continue to continue fighting your aimless war, cry of suffering, refused national dialogue, crammed yourselves into these dirty so-called UN compounds & lie to the world>>>

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                      • 20 June 2017 21:33, by Kuch

                        That the government soldiers are killing & rapping you!! And there are some European & Americans, their NGOs & the UN who believe these blatant lies of yours. You have seen how the UN, the NGOs, the U.S, or the UK have even you idiots as their tools for begging around the world. Even countries like Uganda are even using you idiots as their way of making a living of you>>>

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                        • 20 June 2017 21:42, by Kuch

                          Now the U.S, the UK, the UN & their NGOs have joined you idiots & they are the ones fighting the government of South Sudan by using you idiots as their bargaining chips & blackmail. And they using a lot of their media propaganda machines with a lot of ferocity. Your Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom or Thomas Cirilo are even no to be found. But the U.S. The UK, the UN & their sleazy NGOs have taken their position>>>

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                          • 20 June 2017 21:49, by Kuch

                            Like the U.S, the UK, the UN & their sleazy NGOs are the registered oppositions to the government of South Sudan! Fellows, you have been told that the U.S., the UK, the UN & their NGOs want to occupy & colonize our country on the guise & the pretext of their so-called UN humanitarian aids, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights>>>

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                            • 20 June 2017 21:57, by Kuch

                              These are new tools the Europeans & Americans are using these days to colonize Africa. Everyone knows these intrigues. But the likes of your Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom or Thomas Cirilo & their foolish followers are not discerning this dirty game at offing. But we know all these dirty intrigues. If we were to be following the likes of Riek & some Equatorians ways of doing things>>>

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                              • 20 June 2017 22:05, by Kuch

                                Then we would all have been called Mohameds, Hassans, Zeinabs et al fellows. And Islam would have reach South Africa. You fellows were in tow with our arch enemies, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan against the SPLA during our genuine war of independence & you were paid with food rations to fight the SPLA>>>

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                                • 20 June 2017 22:13, by Kuch

                                  Now again some you same traitors are at it again! They are letting themselves being used by the same cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan with corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies to fight their resources & geo-political war against our country & our people and they want to be paying you idiots with free UN food rations>>>

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                                  • 20 June 2017 22:21, by Kuch

                                    Fellows, we have continuously informed you fools that the U.S., the UK, their UN, their NGOs & allies are after resources & to counter China. The U.S., the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their allies want to destroy our country like central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan & Ukraine & they using the likes of your Riek Machar as their puppets/stooge>>>

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                                    • 20 June 2017 22:32, by Kuch

                                      And you idiots as their pawns/proxies in our country. Fellows, if you really think, South Sudan is your country, then fellows stop your aimless war, join the national dialogue. And sharpen your spears & replenish your bows & arrows fellows. Because, what the U.S., the UK, their UN & their NGOs want in our country & against our people is not going to end very well fellows. The U.S., the UK, the UN & their NGOs love affair with our country & people has gone too far & it be tackled head on>>>

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                                      • 20 June 2017 22:46, by Kuch

                                        There will be no way the Dinkas/Jiengs of the Sudan allow our country to be occupied & colonized by the U.S., the UK, their UN, their sleazy & some of criminals in between on the guise & pretext of their damn humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights business bullshits. Our ancestors welcomed Arabs into our country on the guise of trade. But now, the evils have wedged their damn evil roots in our country>>>

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                                        • 20 June 2017 22:51, by Kuch

                                          And there are some of our fools who want to let our country be occupied again the UN & humanitarian dirty intrigues. Fellows, open your damn eyes and brains. No one want yours evil corporate America & European dirty intrigues here in our country.

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                    • 21 June 2017 02:00, by Wise Fox

                      Kuos ??????
                      What colonization are you talking about, isn’t Salva Kiir and his Jieng of illness colonial S Sudanese now, whats difference. S Sudan is better to be colonial by Foreigners rather than Dingoes of madness.

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                      • 21 June 2017 06:48, by jubaone

                        Wise Fox,
                        Kuch rather wants SS to be officially colonized by Uganda so that they jienges can have constant deliveries of bananas and sugar. The US, UK only gives money which surprisingly ends up in Kiirminal’s pockets.

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                • 20 June 2017 21:31, by Kush Natives

                  Don’t mislead the public, who says that the coup was a fake one? It was something that went on for the last five years, before we even entered this one.

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                  • 21 June 2017 01:00, by lino

                    Ya Kuch,

                    You have just wasted this page throwing blames at anyone except yourself!!! The day Kiir Mayardiit accepts responsibility as a leader for what had happened will be the day that this country will be free.
                    I am not supporting any of these maroon SPLMERS who are all greedy and corrupt including you!

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                    • 21 June 2017 01:05, by lino

                      How you measure that people are on your side will you the government is killing and starving them like chickens. You will wait and see the mighty DINKA who use reason will crush down this First South Sudanese Drinker President who ruin his own legacy when using Bashir Boys to mess up with the country!!!
                      Time is coming...

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  • 21 June 2017 10:39, by Achuil friedman

    The country engulfed in rebellion by tractors cannot rest if the laws are double fiction by warlord.
    Let the President kiir or who he call himself declare martial laws to tackle this widespread killing of people by their tribal mean.
    First of all the so iOS of risk machar has no principal which let them into bush life why he still sacking his followers while he is not representing his warlord in s

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