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South Sudan rebels dismiss claims on Machar’s replacement


November 15, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO) head of information and public relations, Mabior Garang has dismissed claims that the rebels were lobbying to have former First Vice-President, Riek Machar replaced.

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Mabior John Garang de Mabior (File photo MC Clatchy Newspapers)

Mabior Garang, in a statement issued on Wednesday, denied the claim and accused South Sudanese government officials of allegedly generating what he called a “malicious propaganda”.

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to reassure members that this is false and that they should ignore this propaganda, intended to engineer a split in the Movement. Your Movement, the SPLM/SPLA (IO), is not interested in a quick solution that will ensure jobs for our cadres,” partly reads the statement also extended to Sudan Tribune.

Garang, son of the late founder of South Sudan’s liberation struggle in the early 1980s, argued that the principal objective of the SPLM/SPLA(IO) was to bring fundamental change in the country and that means of achieving these are determined by all adversaries.

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) has proven beyond any doubt, our commitment to peace through a negotiated settlement, as much as the regime has proven its intransigence,” he stressed, adding” The SPLM/SPLA (IO) will not participate in any forum in which we are not equal partners; as long as President Salva Kiir is a party to the war and a mediator in IGAD, the process is dead in the water, as it were”.

On Tuesday, South Sudan deputy ambassador to United States, Gordon Buay claimed about five top officials from the armed opposition lobbied for Machar’s removal in the neighboring Sudan.

Sudan Tribune could not independently the authenticity of Buay’s claims.
But Garang, in the statement, said that despite all circumstances, the SPLM/SPLA (IO) was committed to peace, through a negotiated settlement and shall be ready to engage in any credible process.

He further appealed to all supporters of the armed opposition movement to be cautious and vigilant and ignore all malicious propaganda created by enemies striving to divide the rebel group.


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  • 16 November 2017 12:21, by Redeemer

    Mr. Mabior, don’t think you are in your own world, people know what is going on

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    • 16 November 2017 19:20, by padiit gaga

      Hey so Redeemer
      You donot know nothing accept JCE mind you have,there is No replacement of I.O leader as you always think. Cowboy and primitive president is one who need to be replace with qualify and educated president who may rule S.SUDANESE in good way. The world know that is not president of S.sudan but one tribe. Go to Hell mr.Devil with your angels.

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  • 16 November 2017 15:32, by Lenin Bull

    These idiots think that President Salva Kiir and criminal Riek Machar should be equated as equal. Welle!! Riek is a treacherous character with nothing to boast about since the days of liberation up todate. Remember 1991, surrender Dinka massacre of 1991/2 in Atar, Baliet, Bor, Mayen Abun/Tiwch County, Khartoum agreement of 1997, cold blood murder of all Dinka SPLA officers in all Nuer territories.

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  • 16 November 2017 15:35, by Lenin Bull

    The lying tongue of this son of a bitch called Mabior Nyandeng should be cut off. The drug addict-alcoholic is going too far. Don’t act/dramatize Dr.John Garang who was a true leader by his character not a fool like you who selling the Dinka honor and dignity on sliver plate to Nyagat like Riek and his mongrels.

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  • 16 November 2017 15:36, by Lenin Bull

    The lying tongue of this son of a bitch called Mabior Nyandeng should be cut off. The drug addict-alcoholic is going too far. Don’t act/dramatize Dr.John Garang who was a true leader by his character not a fool like you who selling the Dinka honor and dignity on sliver plate to Nyagat like Riek and his mongrels.

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  • 16 November 2017 15:40, by Lenin Bull

    Mabior should know that President Salva Kiir will rule South Sudan until Riek Machar gets totally blind and untill Nyandeng Reaches menopause and leaves emotive politics and untill Mabior is derailed by drugs and alcohols!! Mark my words.Days of foxy politics are over.

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    • 17 November 2017 01:36, by dinkdong

      You can called him whatever you want, but he is fighting for justice not tribal.

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  • 17 November 2017 08:05, by Whortti Bor Manza

    This narco idiot called Mabior has just woken up from the effect of drugs. Where is your Riek Machar? A prisoner does not command a movement? One day you will just learn about the execution of your Riek.

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    • 17 November 2017 17:45, by chot nyang deng

      dinka you do not know what you are doing, instead of you to insult mabior, you can pray for him because he is the only way for you to survive as dinka very soon, you the followers of idiot president who only need to finish. south sudanese

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