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S. Sudan rebel chief downplays army’s 30-days ultimatum


August 31, 2017 (JUBA) – The chief of staff for South Sudan rebels, Lt. Simon Gatwech Dual has downplayed the 30-days ultimatum issued by defense minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk for the rebels to surrender or be "crashed".

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Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the SPLA-IO, talks to the press at a rebel military site in Juba on April 25, 2016 (Photo AFP/Charles Lomodong)

Dual, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, described the threats as “nonsense”, amid claims that they allegedly control 90% of land in South Sudan.

“This is a pure invented lie from Kuol Manyang, Paul Malong and their master M-7 [Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni] who had also declared the same ultimatum to catch and crash down the chairman and commander in chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon within five (5) days and as a result, things fell apart,” said Dual.

The rebel official said their forces were still powerful and assured their supporters to threats issued by government would have no impact.

“My message to the people of South Sudan is that we the leaders of the SPLM-SPLA-IO have seen our people suffer in vain for four years and we are ready to bring peace in the young nation, but you need to know that Mr. Kuol Manyang has got no powers since I and my officers went to Juba with only a few troops (1,370) soldiers with light guns and counted ammunition yet we were not crashed,” said Dual.

“Who cares for this lie ultimatum?” he asked.

The rebel army chief also insisted that the Juba government had failed to implement the 2015 peace accord, further adding that the coalition government was simply buying time as the civilians suffer.

Dual, together with the armed opposition leader, Riek Machar fled the capital, Juba after an outbreak of violence in July last year saw hundreds killed and thousands displaced in United Nations camps.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and over a million South Sudanese, the UN said, are currently displaced in Uganda due to the war.


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  • 31 August 2017 09:39, by South South

    Was this statement written 5 years ago or today?

    "This is a pure invented lie from Kuol Manyang, Paul Malong and their master M-7 [Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni]"

    Sudantribune, who is lying here? You or ran away Simon Gatwech?

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    • 31 August 2017 10:01, by Kuch

      And where the low lives fools are going to hide? Probably in DRC, Central Africa republic (CAR) & North Sudan? But we have a military agreement with DRC that was even signed by their Riek Machar loser when he was our vice president of South Sudan before he let his balls carried him away in 2013. And the government of South Sudan will just ask the DRC government to let us *in & hunt down* the fools

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      • 31 August 2017 10:07, by jubaone

        The hunters are now the hunted. Lets just wait to receive the first fugitive nyors and runaways from the frontlines.

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        • 31 August 2017 10:14, by Kuch

          Mr. Jubaone,
          And part in South Sudan that you idiot think the SPLA soldiers are being hunted by you low lives? You idiots always create a situation to please your foreign masters. But when the government of South Sudan go & have a look on you traitors dirty game against our country & our people. Then you idiots ran to Uganda & then go & lie to world that the government of South Sudan is targeting>

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          • 31 August 2017 10:23, by Kuch

            you idiots simply because you are Equatorians. Case in point, early this year in Magwi & last year in Yei when some of you idiots joined your Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion, targeted the innocent Dinkas/Jiengs road users & ran to Uganda & then lie to the whole world that you were targeted simply because you Equatorians. And you idiots have some of your foreign masters in the US, the UK>>>

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            • 31 August 2017 10:31, by Kuch

              their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil allies in between who believe these outrageous lie & lies of yours. But take heed fellows, we told you since advent of your Riek Machar armed rebellion that you fellows are going to join the rank of LRA criminals. Your Riek Machar sociopath was an LRA buddy during our genuine war of independence with our cloned arabs North Sudan & they were used>>>

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          • 31 August 2017 11:47, by jubaone

            Shut up you jienge scoundrel. You write much about the SPLA and SS as if it belonged to you jienges alone and the rest SS are just spectators and deserve no respect. You are nothing but stooges of foreign powers: Egyptian, Chinese and Ugandans who allow you to kill and depopulate the SS so you can resettle them onto our lands. Hopeless idiots just worktools of foreigners.

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            • 31 August 2017 12:11, by South South


              Please try to be respectful to all the tribes of South Sudan. No one wants to take the land of any tribe in South Sudan. Any country in the world has the right to team up with any country on the face earth if there is mutual interest. You are welcomed back to South Sudan, only you need to put aside hatred about Dinka tribe and when you come back to South Sudan, please tuck your tail.

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              • 31 August 2017 15:26, by jubaone

                South South,
                We Equatorians respected and accommodated every single tribes good and worthless together. In the end, we are paying a dear price for this hospitality. Now it’s over. I don’t give a shit cos you scoundrels have abused our hospitality. Get back to your luaks and everything is fine. As long as that doesn’t happen, we must evict you jienges by force or otherwise. Period.

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                • 31 August 2017 17:31, by South South


                  Yeah!!!! jubaone will evict people from Equatoria in internet. You are not welcomed to Equatoria, how about?

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                  • 1 September 2017 05:53, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    A monkey 🐵 may live with humans but wont speak their language. A jienge may live in Equatoria but won’t be one. Jienge is jienge and we don’t want you around cos you are lazy, filthy and uncivilized.

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          • 31 August 2017 13:21, by jubaone

            The SPLA is long dead with Dr. Garang. What we have is a bunch of savage luakjienges disguised as SPLA. Paul Malong incorporated illiterate cattle herders, armed, dressed them up, paid and fed them. These indiscplined bush-jienges are the source of insecurity in Juba. With Malong out, no more free food, they have turned into dangerous criminals and thugs known as "unknown gunmen".

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        • 31 August 2017 17:26, by padiit gaga

          White lie Kuol manyang, Malong and Uganda president ordered five days to capture Machar but it took four years 1000 of Uganda soldiers were finished in vain last year Machar went to Juba with a few soldiers and you tried to killed him but you failed too. Do not sing you are in war with wrought tribe which never have fear. But we the Dinka are cowardly people that we fear that if other tribes.

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        • 31 August 2017 18:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

          jubaone, do you know how to read Bible? I recommend you should find the Bible, sit down, and start reading. I wish Garang was alive today to see all these things happening right now. Jubaone, when you was in school with your cousins and state boys, we were fighting Arabs. You slept in peace while we burned and suffer. You laughed while we cried. You slept in the house while we slept under the tree

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          • 31 August 2017 18:21, by Dinka-Defender-General

            Continue..you ate food while we ate nothing. Now, you called us land grabs, criminals, occupiers, depopulate, uneducated, tribal, and many other names you call us. Therefore, I recommend you to read the Bible to make you think, visual, and talk good things about Dinka tribe who liberated you out from Arabs.

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            • 1 September 2017 05:59, by Tilo

              This is the big problem in South Sudan
              Dinka believe they liberated Other communities in South Sudan
              SS was every bodies effort my dear friend.

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            • 1 September 2017 15:38, by jubaone

              Dinka Defender General,
              I don’t know you personally and your contribution to liberation of our people. Also, you don’t know me personally and what contribution I have dedicated to liberating our people. I don’t want to deny you that and also you don’t have to deny me mine. It’s this jienge"we liberated" that pisses me off to the point of destroying SS altogether. Just shut up 👆.

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              • 1 September 2017 15:50, by jubaone

                Liberation without referendum would be worthless just as referendum could NOT go ahead without liberation. Are you better than our poor civilians who woke up at 4:00am and waited several hours in rain, heat, hunger just to cast their votes so we become free? Better watch your mouth. If you think you are better than the rest, then I’m ready to fight to death 💀 cos SS is NOT jienge property.

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              • 1 September 2017 22:50, by Dinka-Defender-General

                Jubaone, I never deny or will intent to deny anyone South Sudan citizens suffered or contributed to the liberation of the South Sudan. However, I have problems with people like you who deny Dinka their rights to live anywhere they choose to or will I deny any South Sudan citizens to live anywhere. However, you have a tendency to deny Dinkas in Equatoria or call them thieves, land grabs, corrupts..

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                • 1 September 2017 23:00, by Dinka-Defender-General

                  Continue..I believe your cousins, statesmen/stateswomen are enjoying working for the same government you called "Dinka Tribal Government." Jubaone, would you be honest and tell us clearly how many family members of your families are working for the government? Personally, I disagree with many government officials including P. Kiir, but I will never take arms against my people.

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      • 31 August 2017 10:07, by Kuch

        Some of our Nuers & some Equatorians idea that they helped fight for our country’s independence has been put to test time & time again. But it always doesn’t look good for them. The idiots have been fighting the South Sudanese people for their foreign masters. But this time around. Their cheeky dirty games with their foreign masters isn’t being entertained some of these days>>>

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        • 31 August 2017 10:13, by jubaone

          The jienges have made satanic and evil deals with their Chinese and Egyptian sponsors to depopulate SS non-jienge tribes and let these landless Egyptian and Chinese ptison inmates to come and occupy our areas. These worthless Jienges are just hirelings and M7 is helping them. We know that. But they will fail and go to hell.

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          • 31 August 2017 10:46, by Kuch

            why would any South Sudanese men/women with a brain would want to make a deal with *Satan or sheitan* for that matter to destroy our country & kill our people? In fact, Mr. Jubaone, the opposite is glaringly true. You Riek Machar idiots have been South Sudanese people pain in the arse all along. You Riek Machar idiots have always been with our enemies all the times>>>

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            • 31 August 2017 10:55, by Kuch

              You Riek Machar idiots have yet gang up with with your evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan (our existential enemies) & some of their idiots in between, and all you idiots want is to be given free UN food & be resettle in Europe or America as promised by your foreign secrete agents like CIA, MI6, NISS of North Sudan & other foreign>>>

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              • 31 August 2017 11:05, by Kuch

                secrete agents that have been playing games with our country & our people. Mr. Jubaone, be very very careful fellows. We will never allow our country to be toyed around by your evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, cloned arabs of North Sudan & some of evil allies in between out of our country Riek Machar’s fools>>>

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                • 31 August 2017 11:09, by Kuch

                  like what the evils have done in Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Ukraine or other countries fellows.

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                • 31 August 2017 11:51, by jubaone

                  Just as it is hopeless and worthless to entangle myself in endless discussions with you, you have a preconcieved idea and your obstinacy about events in SS borders a "donkey attitude". I dont buy into this jienge crap. Learn to be decent otherwise your hard-earned education and literary acumen in the cyber space is just worthless jienge shit.

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                  • 31 August 2017 13:57, by Kuch

                    I always post on this SUDAN TRIBUNE web site & you Riek Machar idiots know it. Jubaone, I am the one that helped bombed your Yei, not very far away from Kaya, Morobo that you Riek Machar idiots often try to play game with, in 1997. In my own battalion then, there was not even a single *Equatorian or a Nuer* in my battalion then, were boys from the Nuba Mountains, Southern Blue Nile>>>

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                    • 31 August 2017 14:42, by Kuch

                      Anyuaks boys [not not in big numbers]----and the Dinka/Jieng boys, SPLA boys of the Sudan. There was no single Equatorian rubbish in *my battalion* then in 1997 in Yei, my SPLA battalion>>>

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                    • 31 August 2017 15:33, by jubaone

                      Only if US, evil juus, UN gave us a handful of real hardware, you jienges would be running around like frightened chicken 🍗. If you can’t defeat 1,350 with limited ammunitions how can you crush an army of 30,000 well armed IOs? FYI mention your battalions other than Katiba Shakush that liberated Yei. You were in Kakuma as a Lost Boy 👦. Shut up.

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    • 1 September 2017 09:13, by Eastern

      The important thing is, the war will rage on after this half-hearted 30-days ultimatum elapses....Manyang, as usual, will end with egg on his face!

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  • 31 August 2017 17:32, by garrak1520

    Kuol, you have a lot of respect from your country men, don’t lose it please. You do care about South Sudanese while Kiir does not.

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  • 31 August 2017 21:53, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    KUCH you must be a product from the west, some people who got educated from the western world knowing how the system work, have different concepts toward westerners, by the read of your comments, you sound like Mr Mugabe’s who got his education from the west, withou America South Sudan could have not get it referendum, we must give them credit for that then deal with reality with profaction otherw

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