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S. Sudan official warns over threats to expel Equatorians

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July 6, 2017 (JUBA) - An adviser to South Sudan government has warned of punitive actions against those who issued a 72-hour ultimatum to Equatorian citizens working and living in Jonglei state.

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“Jonglei is part of the Republic of South Sudan and any citizen has a right to live and work anywhere within the territory of South Sudan. And those who issued such statements undermined the constitution, the freedom of movement and residence, which is unacceptable,” the presidential aide on decentralization and intergovernmental linkage, Tor Deng Mawien said Thursday.

“Those who needs to explain the cause of their actions, otherwise the government would deal with them”, he added.

Mawien also commended Jonglei state authorities for distancing themselves from the letter, saying the country was now championing reconciliation instead of polarization through hate statement.

The official was reacting to a statement in which the Bor Community Youth Association issued an ultimatum for natives of Equatoria region in the state to leave, amid claims that several Dinkas were being killed along roads in Equatoria region, loss of jobs and that non-governmental entities allegedly hosted rebels from Equatoria region.

The police on Tuesday arrested 14 youth in Jonglei state after Bor youth called for evacuation of people of Equatoria who work with United Nations agencies and non-governmental entities in response to alleged killing Dinkas living in Equatoria region.

The youth, in the letter, said they want Equatorians working in their area to leave within 72 hours or face consequences in revenge for alleged death of members of the Dinka community killed on Juba-Yei, Juba- Bor and Juba-Nimule roads.

Jonglei state officials, however, distanced themselves from the youth’s letter.

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  • 7 July 07:30, by Theallseeingeye

    “Jonglei is part of the Republic of South Sudan and any citizen has a right to live and work anywhere within the territory of South Sudan. And those who issued such statements undermined the constitution, the freedom of movement and residence, which is unacceptable," these Jienge think they are the only ones entitled to these citizen rights. now where is ND 4 forgiveness and reconciliation spirit?

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    • 7 July 07:37, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Why are they be expel, let them kill because they are killing Dinkas in their ways to Juba.

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      • 7 July 09:33, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        I totally do agree with you, and I blame Bor youths for warning them, they didn,t warn us, when they starts killing our people in high way on daily basis, they kills them silently, and they should be kills silently also, as they does.

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        • 7 July 10:00, by Angelo II

          Garang,
          it is a time for PEACE.

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          • 7 July 10:13, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Angelo
            Brother.

            No one against peace here, but we are the victim instead.

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      • 7 July 10:13, by Eastern

        I agree. Let’s walk down this path......

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      • 7 July 10:13, by Eastern

        I agree. Let’s walk down this path......

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    • 7 July 09:22, by jubaone

      Theallseeingeye,
      Wow, now they have realized upps! we touched the wrong button. These jienge Bor have too much to lose. It was they that came fleeing to Equatoria as early as the 60-70s and got accomodated. Now the visitation time is OVER. Just go and develop your areas. They misinterpret the constitution and think you can just go anywhere, everywhere like MTN. NO!

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  • 7 July 07:32, by Lenin Bull

    Congratulations Mr.Mawien for those strong words. It should not only end there. More actions are required also to defend the innocent civilians dying on targeted killing on roads in all parts of South Sudan. The criminals should be punished wherever they rear their ugly heads whether in Jonglei, Gogrial, Rumbek, Pibor or Equatoria.

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  • 7 July 07:37, by Newsudan

    wow,wow.South Sudan, Syria of Africa. but govt should also issued such statement when Io Riek terrorists butchered innocent Dinka Civilians on the Road,Jieng Jonglei have endured much.

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  • 7 July 07:38, by Joyuma John

    it is too late for Tor to issue his statement as such, already the Bor community all over the world had already condemned the few youth who have decided so and if we all have been listing to the media this week the Jonglei deputy governorhad issued his statement condemning and arrested youth ring leaders from taking law into their own hands. let the Tor dwell in J1 problem, this issue is off.

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    • 7 July 10:06, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Tor Deng Mawien

      Where have you been, when innocent Dinkas have been kills on daily basis, without gov,t nor equatorian elders cameout to condem the killing of innocent dinka in high ways on daily basis, or are you support the such killing? To protecting your position through our blood Or what?

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  • 7 July 09:57, by Angelo II

    I have lost five members of my family since then begining of this senseless war of greed and hypocrisy, but I am appealing to all South Sudanese to preach the message of peace and not hatred. I don’t want any other South Sudanese to loss family member again, let’s start preaching peace from the social media and we will gain back the lost reputation and love.

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  • 8 July 02:04, by Equatoria1

    The Government/MTNs in leadership are panicking because they knew this could be an official declaration of KOKORA. Those idiots should be left to do their evil plan against our handful brothers in Bor so that we could have an urgent reason to clear these Tutuk off Equatorian Land.
    MTNs are the most sickening creature on the panet

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  • 8 July 06:46, by Sunday Junup

    Equatorial,
    Please leave Bor peacefully, remember there is no peace if Kiirimnal Mayardit still in power. Go to your state let every citizen stay safely in his area until peace avail and constitution is respect. You will got kill and nothing will be done by anyone, we will just condemn and life go on. You will remain victim. Why always good in complaining positions? Men of war never complain.

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  • 9 July 07:51, by bol santino bol kuot

    Dear brothers & sisters,
    its time for peaceful resolution and not to add more on what we had. enough is enough lets work together for the common goal to the entire citizens of South Sudan, the more we ignitions ,the worst we enjoyed and the visions of the young Nation will be lost complete.yesterday we were together and we should remain in our positions, there is still to come from non-South Sudan

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