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South Sudan presidential spokesperson disowns suspension reports

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April 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The spokesperson of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Tuesday has dismissed as "fake" reports claiming he has been suspended from his assignment.

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South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny (AFP)

Ateny Wek Ateny said the social media reports were a creation of “rumour mongers to create disharmony at the South Sudanese presidency.

While Ateny denies social media reports, sources at the presidency told Sudan Tribune that there is a feeling within the presidential palace that Ateny should be replaced with someone with technical knowledge of the job.

The sources confirmed that Ateny Wek is still officially occupying the job and he has not been suspended or sacked from his duties.

However, "there has been a general feeling from among senior officials here at the presidency that the work which comrade Ateny Wek is doing requires someone with technical knowledge of the job," said a high ranking official who spoke on conditions of anonymity.

The sources further stressed that Ateny "was picked from activism for a political reason" no more.

The presidential spokesperson is blamed for not observing a number of guidelines when he deals with sensitive issues. Officials at the presidency say he does not understand that he speaks on behalf of the president.

He was also accused of interfering in the attribution of the information minister who is the government spokesperson.

Other officials at the presidential palace described all these issues as "professional jealousy" saying the president is satisfied with him and the audience understands that when he speaks he does not fully represent President Kiir’s opinion.

(ST)

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  • 18 April 02:14, by Theone

    If that is true,then will he rebels and form his own rebellion?

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    • 18 April 07:42, by Midit Mitot

      Ateny wek Ateny and Makuei Lueth,

      They deserve to be fired from Juba government, they had contributed hardly to spoiled your regime @Yaahhhh forks but you never know.Always hate speeches from them.

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  • 18 April 03:39, by Kenyang ll

    Presidential spokesman acting as government spokesperson (remember Ateny Wek respond to President Bashir) and arrogant government spokesman Makuei acted as the country president or own South Sudan while whisky deluged shaky coward President cut foreign trips normally utilized by other world leaders to pursue investments and secured their country on rumors.

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  • 18 April 08:39, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    Information at the Presidency should be kept secret until they are made public by authorized officials. Whoever has leaked this information is not a professional staff and the authorities should deal with him/her.

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  • 18 April 08:59, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Journalist are very tricky and this need very high critical thinking as well as diplomatic approach this is why in the western countries you have to attain a certain training on how to be interview by media.They are very good on twisting the questions to trap you and if you are not careful enough you will then speak your mind and this is where public pick up your weakness

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  • 18 April 09:00, by Mopedi

    Hello.
    Both Ateny and Makuei are not technically suiting the current posts. Imagine, Ateny responded to Malong new rebellion arrogantly and ended up delivered sensitive information wanted as part of the evidence to put the government’s leadership in troubles. “The bank opened at night and 5 million USD dollars was given to him to kill Machar”. Anyway, nothing good will come out of this country i

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  • 18 April 10:15, by Charles Majok

    Dear ’bradas en sistas’, Ateny Wek Ateny en Michael Makuei Lueth are supposed to be lawyers but when they speak, they sound like primary school leavers. I think their qualifications are fake. Ateny is always lying and Makuei is always angry with the world. The two men have destroyed the image of the President of South Sudan beyond repair. That is the price of nepotism and tribalism.

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