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South Sudanese lawyer vows to sue Kiir, regional bloc


October 23, 2017 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese lawyer has vowed legal action against the Chairperson of Join Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Festus Mogae, President Salva Kiir, South Sudan first vice-president, Taban Deng and the regional bloc (IGAD).

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir waits for the arrival of his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, in Juba on May 23, 2013. (Photo Reuters)

The matter, Santino Wani said, will be before the African Court on Human and People’s Right.

The lawyer claims Mogae has failed to report concrete information on what affects the lives of South Sudanese people on the ground.

He blames the continued suffering of the people on President Kiir, his first vice president and Mogae, a former president of Botswana.

Wani say Mogae, who was appointed by the United Nations, does not present reports that depict the actual sufferings of the people.

“If the peace is holding, why are our people dying in Western Barhel Gazhal, and Upper Nile and Equatoria region. Burning of villages in Equatoria land and other parts of the country of the organize forces contributed to crimes against humanity”, observed the lawyer.

“During the so call holding peace, Fastus there were extrajudicial killing, tortures, raping of women, girls, children and elderly women. Rape is being used as a method of war, this violent act towards women and girls is an attack on humanity”, he added.

Established in 1998, the African Court on Human and People’s Rights was established by the African Union (AU) under the African Charter of 1981.

In May, the outspoken South Sudanese lawyer filed a petition in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in which he challenged the country’s leaders over the seven members of Parliament it sent to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) .

Wani said the manner in South Sudan selected the MPs was “unconstitutional”.


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  • 24 October 2017 10:25, by Equatoria Koko

    Thumbs up for Mr Santino Wani! Mogae is useless and is hanging on merely for his personal interests.

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    • 24 October 2017 12:02, by South South

      Dog is barking, but elephant can continue walking normally. This stupid lawyer is a dog, just a dog. He can sing day and night, but who care? If he wants peace, let him tell us his ideas to bring peace.

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      • 24 October 2017 13:12, by Malakal county Simon

        South South/slave

        Why is Santino a Dog?? By telling his the truth?? Stop being an ignorant for once fool and its a waste of time using your energy on the computer day and night for the government who does not care for her own people’s.... You’re a nuckle head, for supporting such a lunatic government....

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      • 24 October 2017 13:15, by Equatoria Koko

        South Sudan,

        The peace that we will achieve is the one that comes through playing the political games while removing the regime through the language it understands - the barrels of guns.

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        • 24 October 2017 13:26, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

          South Sudan.
          Try avoid insults and use professional language even if you are against the ideas of the learnt lawyer. Insults exposes your ignorance of the what is happening.

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          • 24 October 2017 17:46, by South South

            Kwacha Okonyomoi,

            I do believe in National Dialogue for 64 tribes of South Sudan. I stand very tall with that, but this lawyer is a pinhead. He has no ideas about peace in South Sudan. I call him a dog because of that.

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            • 24 October 2017 19:07, by jubaone

              South South,
              Hopeless ND. Perhaps you should try to initiate dialogue between your luak savages in Gok state who are butchering themselves senselessly than inviting others to this bogus Jienge thrash called ND. That is konyokonyo shit.

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      • 24 October 2017 19:01, by jubaone

        South Souuth,
        You tailless jienge chimpanzee, let the articulate and learned lawyer do his job. You want to fight, go and fight the Nuers in Pagak instead of idling and squatting cowardly in Kampala or Nairobi waiting for looted dollars. Go to school and also learn like him, you dumb jienge.

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        • 24 October 2017 22:46, by South South


          This is very vagabond, jobless and untrained lawyer who is roaming streets of East Africa. He is starving and needs food to eat, that why he is doing this shit.

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          • 25 October 2017 07:25, by Eastern

            Santino Wani is far better than most Khartoum trained dinka lawyers roaming the corridors of Ministry of Justice and Constitutional affairs in Juba. They claim to be fluent in Arabic language but struggle to represent clients in court..!

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          • 25 October 2017 15:26, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            You are sorry man. You are an intellectual dwarf. The size of your brain is probably less than of a monkey. You are a worthless person and should be barred from the use of this site.

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          • 25 October 2017 15:33, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            Lomuro is the worst person to have been born in Loka. lomuro is a disgrce. He is supposed to stand tall like Aggrey Jaden but he is disappointing us day and day repeatedly. Pojulu people are not that simple, Lomuro must note that.

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            • 25 October 2017 15:36, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              Sorry this article is not meant to be here. It for a different subject.

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          • 25 October 2017 17:06, by jubaone

            South South,
            He is a lawyer, you are just a schooldropout and loser and nothing. Try to buy a degree if you can, bcoz hard reading and thinking is NOT for such dull jienge brains

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      • 24 October 2017 19:24, by garrak1520

        Do not tarnish the name South Sudan. You need to change this name you carry for your comments. The basis for this lawyer to pursue justice for South Sudanese is well founded, we all know Kiir, his entire administration are giving wrong information, and Mogae does not care as long as salary and conditions are met. There has never been peace in South Sudan since 2013. Please change your pseudo name

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      • 25 October 2017 08:20, by Landlord

        This comment reminds me of proverb which says, a frog killed an elephant and the whole animal society was surprise. In the current world nothing impossible.

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    • 24 October 2017 14:16, by Midit Mitot

      I do agreed with you Mr Santino, but this work should be done since then by Lawyers, anyway, everyone knows why are you not serious on your work, it,s because no proper rules and laws being accepted by JCE government in this country.

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  • 25 October 2017 10:49, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    This issues of South Sudan doesn’t need "a coconut head" we need amicable conflicts resolution mechanism not this way that way, our people are fed up with this delaying tactics.

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