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S. Sudan rebels downplay Machar’s meeting with religious leaders


October 16, 2017 (JUBA) – A member of South Sudan armed opposition has downplayed the meeting in South Africa between their leader Riek Machar and religious leaders, insisting they do not recognized the national dialogue initiative the president launched in May this year.

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First Vice President Riek Machar greets SPLM-IO officials at Juba airport upon his arrival, April 26, 2016 (ST Photo)

Machar is understood to have snubbed the national dialogue steering committee team in South Africa, but met religious leaders.

“The SPLA-IO [South Sudan armed opposition] position on the so-called “national dialogue” was very clear from the start, that it [national dialogue] is not a priority at the moment in bringing peace to South Sudan, but silencing guns as the priority,” the rebel deputy spokesperson, Paul Lam Gabriel told Sudan Tribune on Monday.

Lam said the armed opposition leader, currently exiled in South Africa, had in a 24 June letter, notified the national dialogue committee that peace was more of a priority than the dialogue.

“What makes Beda [Angelo] think that if Dr. Riek refused to meet him then, he will change his mind to meet him now at the same time wasting agenda? Beda should stop wasting tax payer’s money enjoying luxuries abroad in the name of meeting Machar”, he said.

Beda is the current co-chairperson of the national dialogue steering committee.

The rebel official, however, welcomed the stand taken by South Africa’s Vice President, Cyril Ramaphosa when he stated the difference between the apartheid policy in South Africa and the current war in South Sudan.

“Hope this time round, Angelo Beda and group understand that the situation in South Sudan requires externally-mediated peace talks other than national dialogue”, stressed Lam.

The rebel deputy spokesperson also criticized the president advisor on decentralization and inter-linkages, Tut Kew Gatluak for referring to Machar as someone more interested in war than the national dialogue.

“This is just a campaign to keep his [Gatlauk] position at the center of the JCE [Jieng Council of Elders] and president [Salva] Kiir’s regime,” he said.

Lam said the SPLM-IO, however, welcomes efforts exerted by the IGAD regional leaders, African Union, Trioka and the United Nations toward working hard on the recent High-level Revitalization Forum.

“We hope that this process will remain inclusive and fruitful as it has started,” he further said.

Members of South Sudan’s national dialogue steering committee that travelled to South Africa for a retreat had earlier issued a statement regretting the failure to meet Machar on the second attempt.

The team, in its 12 October statement to the media, said it failed to meet the armed opposition leader, despite a request passed through South Africa’s deputy president.


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  • 17 October 2017 08:34, by Wutkhor

    Fuck all those old asses jieng N Deadlocks, these old men’s have really resorted into lies has a meant that they will contkito get their daily breads from the JCE insects, RMT can’t n will never recognizes the so-called N Dinkalocks coz the N Dinkalocks is only for Dinka’s n when RMT meets religious faith groups this doesn’t meant that he recognised sinkalock

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    • 17 October 2017 08:38, by Wutkhor

      Con... He meet the religious leaders coz in Nuer we do respects in our cultures except the line of TutKuan n those following Dinka’s n killing their dear one bcoz of foods so for RMT he has a heart n he knows the different btwn an objects the religious leaders deserve room from him unless they will resorts to be dinka mercenaries.

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  • 17 October 2017 08:36, by Newsudan

    Dr Risky still eyeing STD FVP position, forget it,Go to Adok or Leer to be FVp Chief elder,or whatever. STD has huge force to be integrated soon: Former unity; 15000,Eastern Upper Nile & Jonglei : 10000,Greater Equatoria: 10000.SPLA Will be fully modernized to deal with Dr Risky Io anti peace group.

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    • 17 October 2017 08:45, by Wutkhor

      Wonders will never end with dinka on creating unfound, lies n fakes propagandas which can’t n will never be found, just keep dreaming that STD will get followers from Nuer he will only be follow by few stomach in the Nuer society coz this war has kills thousands of our pples so we won’t leave be dead like ur new Sudan ideal fogs we will fights to the last man.. Just ask those STD money

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      • 17 October 2017 08:48, by Wutkhor

        Con.. Money fighters in Waat n Pagak, they will tell you what we did to them.. No mercy this time round, only secessions can safe SS from tearing apart, we have reach to an extends that we will not live in same nations with dinka fogs, the country wold either be splits or prepare for permanent instability in which the u insects animals have already smelts the badest of war

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      • 17 October 2017 08:58, by Newsudan

        ya militia Wutkhor
        Dr Risky can’t never run any successful movement, look at his parties, running around
        1.1986-1991 SPLM
        2.1991- 1994 SSIM
        3.1994-1997 SPLM united/NCP
        4.1997-2000 SPDF/NIF
        5.2000-2002 SSDF
        6.2002-2013 SPLM again
        7.2013-2016 SPLM Io
        8.2016-2017 SPLM Io in Bush/anti peace group
        9.2017..... maybe Adok chief who know

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        • 17 October 2017 11:01, by Sunday Junup

          Dinka will never Fight Nuer on their own.
          1983, they invited Ethiopian to fight a long side them.
          1991, they invited Kenyan to fight in their behave
          2013, they invited Uganda, GEM, SPLA-N, Egyptian, Kenya, Rwanda and China to fight in their behalf. They side with Nuerwew in all those coup they made against Nuer people. Why don’t you fight and form your own movement? Why always hijack?

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          • 17 October 2017 14:32, by Newsudan

            Sunday Junup
            ya White man toilet cleaner, read the history, to win a war,you need allies, no excuse for that.

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    • 17 October 2017 08:49, by jubaone

      Are these wild jienge fantasies or simply anxiety? With fugitive Malong parked, nyors made useless, fighting is now in Nuerland. Taban has no army bcoz then you jienges would not desperately be running after Riak like bitches for a ND talk. Keep dreaming and our boys are pounding. You want war, we go for it without compromise.

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      • 17 October 2017 09:07, by Newsudan

        Jubaone or Nyamnyam
        how is battle for Kaya,when you hired American to fight for you,when you try Riek witchcraft by tying red ribbons on your foreheads, you were repulsed with consequence, what can you tell me ya coward Jubaone.you’re only expert in pressing computer keyboard.

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        • 17 October 2017 09:55, by Wutkhor

          Newsudan idiots n dead vision.
          Why don’t u go n fights Al Bahsir n his Ajaana forces in Sudan instead of fooling around in ST insulting the very pples who fought for the vision of the rights for self determination.. It’s common in dinka culture to great glade propagandas like what u re created about Kaya n so on... Don’t cry fools,one of my friend told me that some Dinka’s thugs kills a restaurant

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        • 17 October 2017 10:45, by jubaone

          Messiriya bastard, just focus on your messiriya masters and take up an ID and move on to Abyei. After all, you’re NOT a SS. Abyei jienges want to eat 🍴 here and there. Be consistent ya Aryan jienge. If you wish, we can teach you how to wear an underpant, ya fogur jienge.

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          • 17 October 2017 13:25, by Newsudan

            ya nyamnyam,sometimes I appreciates our cousins Nuer,they are fierce fighters only that they never bear war for longer time like Monyjang, Equatorians are known cowards.why do you leave SPLA garrison towns and opted for roads travellers, isn’t cowardly act

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            • 17 October 2017 13:31, by jubaone

              Newsydan Aryan jienges,
              We freely choose to hunt and kill worthless jienges like bush pigs. That is our choice. Even as they squat and beg in or towns looking for "nyam nyam" Topotha word for food, these hungry Jienge bastards are in our hands. In Yei, Kaya and all main Equatoria towns, we have clean air. Next is Nimule and Juba. Everywhere like flies.

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              • 17 October 2017 13:55, by Newsudan

                ya idiot, if you can’t differentiate civilians from military, definitely you’re terrorists and joined they rank of Boko Haram,ISIL,Taliban,Al Shabaab,Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and the rest. have you ever heard Nuer killing roads travellers,they never do that,they only target military barracks and you equatorians cowardly target Road users

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                • 17 October 2017 18:45, by jubaone

                  How can you call us terrorists when we are just killing monkeys? May be we want to enjoy bushmeat. Jinga jienges are monkeys and so its not bad. If they were human beings, then ok you can call 📞 our boys terrorists.

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            • 17 October 2017 18:50, by jubaone

              Nyan nyan is a Topotha word for eat eat. When jienges heard there was plenty of food in Equatoria, all starving jienge families all dashed to Equatoria. In Juba most went to restaurants with saucepans to get food. Nyam nyam was everywhere and they started calling Equatoria nyam nyan meaning they were hungry and wanted eat eat. Come to Juba and see for yourself, ya jienge boy 👦

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              • 17 October 2017 18:55, by jubaone

                When a jienge sees an Equatorian, he thinks only of food 🍴. When he calls an Equatorian nyam nyam, he is just begging. Come and see them begging in front of restaurants in Hai Thoura, Juba na Bari, Jebel market especially these street kids from Aweil. Disgusting yet their benydits and bandits drive in V8s. Useless creatures.

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                • 17 October 2017 19:18, by Newsudan

                  ya nyamnyam,you’re simply mad. we have only two lions in South Sudan: Dinka and Nuer,They rest are cowards: The day Dinka and Nuer get united, every idiots will keep silent,

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                  • 17 October 2017 22:46, by jubaone

                    Don’t start boot licking Nuers, no. You can’t kill them in cold blood and pretend you can fight. We shall freely hunt worthless jienge 3,5,50 yrs till all quit. Jienges have run 🏃 from such small Murles. In 2008, over 70% of all Equatorians were demobilized instead jienge street thugs were put in their places. This time, jienges will lick 👅 our asses. We shall never give up our weapons

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                    • 17 October 2017 22:53, by jubaone

                      Kiirminal threatened Equatorian IO that he would relocate to Yei, nothing. Kuol also gave 30 days ultimatum, nothing. Cowards. Equatorian IO are waiting for them. Ask yourself why nyors now can’t fight. All have fled, due to hunger, their paymaster Malong is now a fugitive and broke. The Kiirminal is now bitching after Riak for peace.👅

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  • 17 October 2017 09:33, by James Bol Bol

    This exclusive National Dialogue will not bring all the people that caused war in south Sudan together, because the are not interested in peace.

    Just do it, and the results of it will never benefits anyone

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  • 17 October 2017 16:43, by Fair Man

    DINKA AND NUERWEW, NUER NGUNDENG (Riek) are all rubbish. The last chance for these idiots to bring peace for the messes they created in 2013. More than this, we shall fuck everyone off our beautiful Equatoria soil. I hate both Dinka and Nuer. They are birds of the same feathers-greed for power and money. See how useless Deng Gai claims existence of ARCISS 2015 to remain in power, while Riek refuse

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  • 18 October 2017 10:10, by John Wetjunub


    DR Risky will never and never succeed through war, look at his records:

    1991 he initiated the war and later on run to Khartoum
    2013 he again initiated the war and run to Ethiopia
    2016 another war and he run to Congo. for that matter do you think your boss has an objectives or a criminal leader ?

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