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South Sudan president sacks Gogrial state governor


September 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has removed the Gogrial state governor, Gregory Deng Kuac

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Paul Banks/UNMIS)

Kuac, an ally of the ex-army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan was succeeded by Victor Atem Atem, a former education minister.

Monday’s order, announced on the state-owned television (SSBC) gave no reasons for the South Sudanese leader’s surprise move.

However, observers have attributed the governor’s sacking to the ongoing communal feuds and his continued association with Awan.

Last week, Kiir issued a similar directive for the removal of Wau state governor Andrea Mayar Achor who was replaced by Angelo Taban. In June last year, Mayar was appointed governor of Wau on Awan’s recommendation to replace Elias Wayo with whom the ex-army chief differed in opinion sharing.

Waya was the first of the 28 new state governors to be sacked by Kiir.


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  • 19 September 2017 07:19, by John Head

    let the affected officials cool their temperature down because we south sudanese like to rebel after the removal and public seats are not mean for one person.it remain the turn of the president to decree himself out.let wait for evening news.

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    • 19 September 2017 08:29, by Midit Mitot

      Hhahahahaah sacking sacking sacking every day an then! Government of fools.

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      • 19 September 2017 11:54, by jubaone

        The kiirminal has nothing better to do. He cant open new schools, hospitals, roads/bridges, markets as sign of development but wastes his time hiring and firing politicians and changing them like underwear (assuming he has any as aryan jienge???). This is cheap patronage and politicians are at his mercy. Thats why we need real FEDERALISM, where people choose their governors

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        • 19 September 2017 13:14, by South South

          jubaone and Midit Mitot,

          Crying is the only thing you can do when our president makes any move with his government. You see how powerful he is. He will continue replacing people and put new people in their places if he feels he wants to do that. Rebels are miserable anyway.

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          • 19 September 2017 13:40, by Midit Mitot

            South Awiel or Warrap,
            Your foolish present does not understand the World,He is running the country like his home village, sorry for this regime and good enough every body in South Sudan knows who you are.

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            • 19 September 2017 14:05, by South South

              Midit Mitot or Nuer Pagak or whatever,

              The foolish person is the one parked in South Sudan. Kiir is ruling and your stupid guy is parked.

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              • 19 September 2017 16:05, by Midit Mitot

                Hahahah South,
                Dr Machar is coming to South Sudan sooner, just hang yourselves guys before He has address the media

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          • 19 September 2017 16:27, by jubaone

            South South,
            Such worthless jienges like you should be carrying for us water like what your forefathers did in the 60-70s and leave politics to learned and cultured people. Just eat, sleep and shit 💩 peacefully cos that’s what savages and cows do anyway.

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            • 19 September 2017 17:33, by South South


              What is wrong with someone selling water? It’s a noble job. We all buy water in Africa, USA, Europe and everywhere. The bad is thing we know is when men are raped, then you see
              the entirely community is quiet, that’s the bad thing to see. No civilization in Equatoria, period.

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        • 19 September 2017 13:31, by Midit Mitot

          Government of South Sudan is just a symbolic government compare to others governments in the World and African in particular. What government of Juba are doing are completely blind and foolish activities.

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    • 19 September 2017 12:12, by Jubaa5

      All Dinka tribe must unite to remove Salva kiir from power.
      sackig Gogrial state governor for no reasons and wau governor in the same week !! Will this presiden bring peace!!
      All officials now in Juba are working hard how get rid of Salva Kiir.Sacking of these officials Is like taking food away from their familes !! Why is elected president is now above the law!!! who is he?

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    • 19 September 2017 12:18, by Jubaa5

      It is true now Salva Kiir want to eliminate gen.Malong for ever on the face of the earth.
      All friends of Malong are the target,wait he will soon fires some generals and after that he will release Malong free to go Uganda or Ruwanda not Aweil. Aweil too far ,but Kampala is near.

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    • 19 September 2017 12:36, by Jubaa5

      I appeal to all state employee ,banks managers customs officers,governors ,vice presidents,including the army commanders,generals ,you have to steal your money as quick as possible for your family ,next will be you,Salva kiir is only dreaming day and night who to fire ,the more he fires his juju increase his magic!!

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  • 19 September 2017 07:20, by John Head

    let the affected officials cool their temperature down because we south sudanese like to rebel after the removal and public seats are not mean for one person.it remain the turn of the president to decree himself out.let wait for evening news.

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  • 19 September 2017 07:44, by Mike Mike

    The Governor of Gogrial state deserve to be remove because he is not significantly fit to be leader of the people.Deng has got no adequate quality of being a good leader at all due to his physical bad behaviors that he had been initiating in the eyes of the people.Of course he was the one who instigated inter-communal clashes that took place between Apuk and Aguok sections.Deng is a failed leader.

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  • 19 September 2017 08:05, by Kush Natives

    Kuac, an ally of the ex-army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan was succeeded! Like really? So this is the only reason in which he was removed? I am (’_’) for answer!

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  • 19 September 2017 08:29, by lino

    Public office is not for one person, and so when are we going to hear about the Presidency seat vacant?!!!

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  • 19 September 2017 08:54, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The president is looking for Mr ? Right, this is why there had been transitional change within the the government’s of the Day.other issue is the fact that people aren’t employ they the merits,is really very difficult, people need to be employed based on their qualifications n experience in the respective fields

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  • 19 September 2017 09:02, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    One day one ? time Mr Right ? will be found for the right jobs at the right ? time. Let’s finger cross ?

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  • 19 September 2017 09:49, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Hey brother Kiir . These positions of go governors are not like people lining up in brothels for prostitutes. What can a state governor deliver in less than a year.

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    • 19 September 2017 11:21, by Free at Last Viva!

      State governors are not there to deliver anything for the people, rather, they are there to help Kiir maintain his presidency; and this is true because any one falling out with him or who tried to advice him contrary to his need is removed. They are his servants not people’s servants. There is no reason needed for their removal since they were not elected by the people, they are his appointees.

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  • 19 September 2017 13:48, by Majesty

    It seems Sudantribune has given up on their loser Riek Machar whom they directed like a dog to bring down South Sudan. They are now building another mountain out of molehill, everything even regular routine, stupid Kiir old decrees are now of sudden, happening because of Malong.

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    • 19 September 2017 13:49, by Majesty

      How about Fangak governor why not talking about him? The mouthpiece is determined to make sure our people do go further down and destroy ourselves. It’s now their prime duty to push and fish on betrayed and disappointed protectors, liberators and nationalists like Gen. Malong.

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      • 19 September 2017 13:52, by Majesty

        They know Malong has the most support and would easily and eventually kick and replace these betrayers and backstabbers but no, Malong is not Riek Machar. This issue would be peacefully settled same way our people of Greater Yirol calmed it and averted another unwanted conflict.

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        • 19 September 2017 13:57, by Majesty

          When Riek Machar was dismissed from Vice Presidency, he ran to the media and on top of his lung announced and flamed war. The old selfish/power-hungry man recklessness directly and immediately placed many lives in danger. Malong on other hand didn’t accuse or even say a negative word to anyone. That is leadership.

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          • 19 September 2017 15:01, by Malakal county Simon


            Keep running your dirty mouth on your own risk!!!!

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          • 19 September 2017 15:33, by Landlord

            In this particular article, I don’t see a reason why other people still refer to Dr Riek. if you have nothing to comment about better keep quiet. It always good to praise the current regime but remember one day, you will be confined under house arrest like Paul Malong. Don’t just praise everything, be analytical.

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            • 19 September 2017 16:12, by Majesty

              That’s right, this is not about Riek Machar but for Sudantribune how Riek is not Malong.

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              • 19 September 2017 18:18, by The rock

                President Kiir is really outta of his mind, how comes a president run a country by appointing and firing government officials without a countability and that’s why the rest of the officials who still holds public offices will start stealing and looting public funds since their sacking clock is ticking faster.... South Sudan Government and its politics needs changes that’s all i can say.

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  • 19 September 2017 16:08, by Kerem

    Hire and Fire is an order in Kiir’s administration. By the time he hires and fires all South Sudanese, he will be left with nothing but all enemies and that will be the time of his absolute fall of his autocratic regime that has collided all tribes of the beautiful country

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