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South Sudan presidential adviser denies conspiracy to harm rebel leader


December 8, 2017 (JUBA) - An adviser to South Sudan president Salva Kiir on Friday denied a report claiming there was a conspiracy to harm the leader of the main rebel group in the country, Riek Machar.

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

“Assassinating political opponents is not a South Sudanese culture and I would like to assure the general public that there is no such plan against any political leader, including Riek Machar, presidential adviser on security affairs Tut Kew Gatluak told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

The presidential aide called on the public to not engage in such activities, saying the leadership of the country under president Kiir was now looking for how to end the conflict, not killing.

“People know what war has done to continue to preach such negative messages. It is time to work for peace instead of continuing to advocate and spread divisive and polarizing messages. The government is committed to ending this situation and it is the time those who advocate for war denounce violence, stop these negative messages and join peaceful efforts,” said Gatluak.

The presidential aide was reacting to a question about reports claiming there was a conspiracy to harm Riek Machar Teny by the government using foreign agents outside the country.

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson released a statement on Friday morning saying they received information from inside the government that president Salva Kiir and the first vice president Taban Deng Gai were planning how to assassinate Machar.

“Source from inside Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Taban Deng Gai’s offices who are against the assassination plan confide to the SPLA-IO that Gen. Taban Deng Gai has contacted Eric Prince of Blackwater through Lol Gatkuoth to assassinate Dr Riek to avoid his imminent return to South Sudan for fear of his (Taban) current position and political career,” the statement reads.

The deputy opposition spokesman on military affairs said they were surprised by the reports of the plot they have received at the time regional leaders were preparing to bring together government and the opposition figures to discuss ways to end the conflict in the country.

“The Juba regime wants to spoil it through the usual evil plan directed towards Dr Riek Machar during the time the region and the world are seeking for peaceful solutions to the current war in South Sudan," the statement reads. "The government is busy wasting money on killing instead of paying civil servants and buying food for its citizens who are dying every day due to starvation”.

The statement called upon the South African government where Machar is held in confined and the IGAD countries that supported his incarceration in South Africa to stand responsible to protect him and take accountability if anything happens to him.

It warned that attempts to harm the leader of the group will be an end of any chance of peace talks and the beginning of a full-scale war in South Sudan.


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  • 8 December 2017 21:32, by Mi diit

    Tutkew Gatluak (Bul Mayardit Idiot)

    Why do you deny it when it’s clear? If assassination of politicians and leaders isn’t your culture why did you assassinate Gen. George Athor, Gatluak Gai just to mention a few?
    For your information Dr. Riek Machar will not be killed by human but God. He will die a natural death with old age.

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    • 8 December 2017 21:36, by Mi diit

      CONT. Why did you make a failed assassination attempt against Dr. Riek himself in July 2016? Wasn’t it also an assassin? How would you have called it if it had passed?
      Jiok mi thiljuale kuei.

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    • 9 December 2017 03:47, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Killing of Dr.Riek Machar, is not hard, but government is not concerns to kill Riek Machar,
      Lam Paul Gabriel, always feed public for negative information,
      Pleases, supporters of Riek Machar, better to advise Lam Paul Gabriel, to avoid negative information against his boss, looking a position of Press Secretary is not to buy like. Let Lam Paul Gabriel, be like others Nuer who communicate truth.

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      • 9 December 2017 05:24, by dinkdong

        Those fools didn’t kill each other at J1. We would have been better off with KiiRiek dead.

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  • 8 December 2017 22:13, by Sunday Junup

    Who is this Tut Kuan? Where is Idris and Dong Luak? Saluman Sule etc! why always lying?

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  • 9 December 2017 03:49, by The Rhino


    I’m not a big fan of Mr.Machar nor of that illiterate Kiir the Kiirminal...but this time, Mr.Machar needs to thoroughly check his security performance! Or maybe he just loves the thrills>>>

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  • 9 December 2017 05:00, by john akeen

    Riek Machar doesn’t know something call appreciation. He didn’t appreciate P Kiir, when president Kiir saved his life at J1 violence, but anyways Riek Machar now has more enemies than before, so if he come back to SS again, that mean he is look for the end of his life. P Kiir will never protect him again from death, because he lied to the hall world that p Kiir didn’t protect him from J1 violence

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  • 9 December 2017 05:48, by Lenin Bull

    Why is the forecast death of Riek Machar a big deal to you idiots? How many innocent civilians has this criminal killed since the 28th August 1991 up to date? Why the death of Riek Machar when he always slaughter other human beings while faking a smile with his ugly teeth? Get it from me Dr.Riek will die with a bullet on his stupid head. He will not die of old age or natural sickness.

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    • 9 December 2017 11:51, by Malakal county Simon


      Killings the Dr machar it will means South Sudan will be a no man land and the same time, to be declare a war zone due Dinkas hatred against Dr machar for no good reason!!!!

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  • 9 December 2017 05:55, by Lenin Bull

    It is the political mediocrity of President Salva Kiir which is keeping Riek Machar alive up to the present otherwise he would have rotten long time back in his tomb. But a generation is emerging in South Sudan which Riek and his cohorts will never fool again, a generation that have read some pages in Machiavelianism, Hobbism. Read M7’s lips in Uganda, and butcher of Khartoum(Omaar).

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  • 9 December 2017 06:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Killing of Riek Machar, is not a problem, (he) Riek Machar, is a terror.
    He put the country into Zero level or level 4.

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    • 9 December 2017 07:25, by Chong Thow

      Those who think killing is not a solution. Machar is the only one who loves in this country. I believe without him, this country will be worst. Nobody is loving peace more than him.

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    • 9 December 2017 13:11, by jubaone

      You jienges hate Riak to death and you must know we Equatorians also do hate you to death. Simple. Eye4eye, tooth4tooth. Aryan jienge sakit

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  • 9 December 2017 08:22, by Eastern

    To start with, there’s nothing called South Sudanese culture....The Dinka hardliners hate Dr. Machar to the marrows. But killing Machar won’t make it any easier for Dinkocrats to lord it on others. Every South Sudanese is a stakeholder and must be accorded a hearing.

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  • 9 December 2017 13:02, by Kush Natives

    What let everyone cry loudly now? What’s the different between his death and life now since he’s parked in South Africa? I need an answer from rebels! Why making noise for the done deal? He can be a VP of Jacob Zuma, if he wanted. It’s a high time for Riek Machar’s terrorists organizations to start naming Riek junior with their wives. Otherwise, case is closed for Riek senior fellow.

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    • 9 December 2017 14:06, by Eastern

      Just to let you dinkocrat know, THE PARKING OF DR. MACHAR IN SOUTH AFRICA CAUSED MORE HARM THAN GAIN. What has the coopting of El Tabani Deng done more than one year of his installation by dinka hardliner as the FVP? Why is Kiir running around with the his national dialogue like a headless chicken? Why is Kiir’s national dialogue causing lives in Central Equatoria?

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      • 9 December 2017 15:04, by South South


        Riek is a dead man. Cancer is taking good care of him. No one want to kill him, he will die soon. As for Reik been parked in South Africa and what did South Sudan gain from it. You should ask yourself very simple question. Where is White Army which has never been defeated? It has gone. How many towns and cities Reik is holding? Zero. Where James Gadet? In Juba.

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        • 9 December 2017 15:25, by Eastern

          South South,

          Machar has been ëffectively parked" in distant South Africa; El Tabani Deng, a dinka stooge has been made his replacement. What has changed so far? What did the "capture"of all of southern Sudan except Juba, Malakal and Wau help Garang; "liberation" of the Sudan?

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          • 9 December 2017 15:43, by South South


            Captured of towns and cities in South Sudan forced Khartoum to sign CPA. You MUST have very strong army if you need other side to listen to you. You can not go to the peace naked with empty hands and think that power is going to be hand over to you. A weak person can not get what he/she wants, only very strong people get what they need, life tells us that.

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            • 9 December 2017 16:52, by Malakal county Simon

              South South/Slave

              Which Town did the SPLA captured to forced Khartoum to signed the Peace?? You should praises president of United State George W Bush who have threatened Khartoum with more sanctions to let’s the South go, and not the weak SPLA simply as they don’t have that’s capacity to defeat Khartoum militarily......

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              • 9 December 2017 17:03, by South South

                Malakal county Simon/Dumb Ass

                Here are the towns and cities SPLA liberayed

                1- Rumbek
                2- Tonj
                3- Yurol
                4- Tumbra (checking spelling)
                5- Yamboi
                6- Yei
                7- Gogrial
                8- Kopoeta
                9- Yurali
                10- Wunrok
                11- Malualkon
                12- Warwar
                13- Bor
                15- Nyimlal
                and list go on, stupid man, where is your white army now? They maybe roaming in Khartoum, stupid, tuck your tails and come back to Juba.

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                • 9 December 2017 18:10, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  How you have mispellt many SS towns can only suggest one thing; you are a jellaba mole disguised as a jienge. I knew it from the beginning, bcoz you havent written a single jienge word: Yurol-Yirol; Tumbra-Tombura; Kopoeta-Kapwata; Nyimlal-Nyamliel. You worthless jellaba mole. Loser

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                • 9 December 2017 21:46, by Nyesi Ta

                  Ya Jenkocrats,
                  If cancer kills Dr. Riak Machar, it will not kill the problems you idiots caused in the country. The problems will remain till you the Jenge come to your knees. Read me carefully.

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                  • 10 December 2017 00:00, by South South

                    Nyesi Ta/Nuer roaming in Khartoum

                    Riek is the only problem we have in South Sudan since 1991. When cancer take away his life, South Sudan will go back to normal. Shut up loser and enjoy your roaming in Khartoum. This is a very dear lesson for you and next time you will not rush to war wicked.

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        • 9 December 2017 18:06, by jubaone

          South South,
          You jienge loser, go back to Khartoum bcoz Abyei is NOT part of SS. It is jellaba region. Just let us sort out this shit alone with Bor, Aweil or Gogrial jienges. If you care, perhaps go to Rumbek and help settle your intra-jienge fights between Rups-Pakams. Be careful, you can get your head chopped off. Juba will offer you refuge and some food, loser.

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          • 9 December 2017 18:15, by South South

            Malakal county Simon/dumb ass

            More cities and town SPLA captured from fake Arabs.
            1- Maridi
            2- Anzara ( the entire former Western Equatoria was in SPLA hand)
            4- Gokmachar
            5- Kaje Keji
            6- Nimule
            7- Laso ( part of Yei area near DRC)
            8- Kongor
            and listgo on.
            jubaone, I have one question for you. Now, you are weak and hopeless, why don’t you come back to Juba ?

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          • 9 December 2017 18:18, by South South


            Sorry for spelling mistakes, Iam not perfect, I make many mistakes and I learn from them. This is one of weapon I have which make me one of the strongest person in the face of monkeys’ eater.

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