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Clerics promoting violence in South Sudan, says VP


April 22, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan vice-president, James Wani Igga has, in an unexpected move, accused the clergy of promoting violence in the young nation by allegedly spreading hate messages.

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South Sudan’s vice-president, James Wani Igga, speaks at the opening of the national reconciliation and peace conference in Wau on 2 September 2014 (ST)

Igga, while addressing the congregation at All Saint Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan in Juba Sunday, claimed some said some clergymen were orchestrators of violence.

"Some clergymen have resorted to preaching against personalities in this country. They misinforming believers that President Salva Kiir and the government are bad," he was quoted saying on Sunday.

The vice-president did not, however, name any of these clergymen he accused.

South Sudan descended into violence on December 2013 following political disagreements within the country’s ruling party. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 3 million.

According to Igga, the violence in the country could have ended by now if some church leaders desisted from misleading the people.

He dismissed claims by some clergy men that the government had failed in its mandate to protect the population during this civil war.

"They [clergy men should not mix politics with religion," Igga stressed.

The church, despite the vice-president’s utterances, is also known to have played positive roles in efforts to end the five-year civil war.

In February, for instance, Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church declared 23 February as a day of fasting and prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

The Pope, in a message, appealed to those who are faithful to seek spiritual intervention by fasting as well as praying for peace. The Pontiff also invited non-Catholic faithful to play a part in the search for peace in the two countries and around the world.


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  • 23 April 2018 06:51, by Lenin Bull

    Auxillary Bishop Pio Santo of Juba Catholic Archdiocese and Roko Taban are on the top tens of the religious preaching hatred and violence than the pure religion of love of Jesus Christ!

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    • 23 April 2018 07:53, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      This is the stupidiest allegation this short-legged lapdog has made including you. If anything, the victims are Equatorians and both Bishops would NOT incite any hatred or violence that would further harm their own. They are simply defending the innocent against jienge savages who are perpetrating violence. Equatorians have every birthrights to revenge and kill those killing them

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  • 23 April 2018 06:56, by Lenin Bull

    In fact these two religious leaders are SPLA-IO cadres under the guise of religious robe only that they are coward afraid of bush life though they encourage daily other idiots to take to the bush to kill other innocent citizens foreigners on highways.I’m myself a catholic but I swear never to pray in churches where they lead prayers. They are wolf in shepherd’s skin!

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    • 23 April 2018 08:00, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      Religious beliefs or teachings mean little to such jienge scoundrels like you. The Kiirminal went every sunday to Kator Cathedral and what happened? Nothing. Bishop Gabriel Roric was once an agent of the NIF, Bishop Daniel Bul Deng a NSS agent. It just doesnt make any difference going to church. Just become a muslim and shut up. Jienges and Taliban are the same, they CANT change

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      • 23 April 2018 12:05, by South South


        Equatorians are the last people to talk about God and Religious beliefs. Their communities are full of devil worships and snake poison. Many Equatorians belief in devil to protect them. If those clergymen are really people of God, let them point out mistakes from both sides, not just single out our government. Why do they fail to talk about innocent Dinkas killed on high way?

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        • 23 April 2018 20:11, by jubaone

          South South,
          Shut up you satan’s agent. I even wonder whether jienges have a soul or spirit bcoz they are evil, satanic and dirty as shown by their characteristically savage lives: killing, stealing, raping and all manner of profanity. You don’t follow the ten commandments and you have no knowledge of God. You are cursed, seek repentance you infidels.

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      • 23 April 2018 15:57, by Lenin Bull

        Ahahahahaaaaa! Jubaone! If you don’t know the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who created heavens, and earth, who was and who is loves Dinka only next to the Jews! Just come to All Saints Cathedrals in Bor, Rumbek, Yirol, Aweil, Wau,Renk, Malakal etc and see how the Dinka worship God. Even God chooses to stay with the Dinka people on every Sunday in their holy churches!

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        • 24 April 2018 07:53, by jubaone

          Lenin Fool
          Shut up Aryan jienge. Even Pharisees yelled on top of synagogues but were just a bunch of hypocrites. Jienges have no morals and don’t know what is good and evil. Killing, stealing, raping, lying and all manner of evil is part of their lives. Should any Equatorian see a jienge in heaven, please leave immediately and rather go to hell. It CAN’T be!

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          • 24 April 2018 13:34, by Lenin Bull

            Heaven is full of Dinka people already and there is nothing you can do about it brother Jubaone! But Ngun aduma don’t choose hell. We can stay together there because God will make miracle don’t worry. God will make thing okay. God will distribute food, money, and leadership and there will be no quarrel there in Holy Place!

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    • 23 April 2018 09:57, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Lenin Bull,

      Let me disclose to you that you need a help of psychiatrist because you are a mad person. How is it possible to keep quiet when their innocent relatives are butchered by uncouth people from Gogrial, Bor and Aweil? The help they can give is to let the world know about the decimation of their people. That is the logical thing a normal person can do and they are right.

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      • 23 April 2018 12:18, by South South

        jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

        When innocent Dinkas are killed on the high way and called "MTN" those wicked child molester priests should say something to show the world that they are God people. These are very dirty people who rape a little boys inside the God house.

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        • 23 April 2018 15:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          South South,

          You are insane too. You need a help. Please tell me those killed were on Rumbek Shambe highway or Bor Kongor highway for that matter. No single Dinka has ever been killed in any highway in Equatoria. The whole of this story is a propaganda used as a pretext for genocide against members of Equatorian community. No one can buy your cheap propaganda.

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          • 23 April 2018 15:59, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            Are there any highway in South Sudan by the way? When apes warm the leadership chairs nothing is expected from them as it the case now.

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            • 23 April 2018 19:29, by South South

              jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

              You and your child molester priests on one side and we are on other side. Let’s see what will happen.

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        • 24 April 2018 08:00, by jubaone

          South South,
          Jienge homosexuality and sodomy all started in the luaks were especially teenage luakjiengs were left on their own to develop wild sexual fantasies. They mated wildly like chimps some went for goats. Today, these savages are the very ones on raping sprees among Equatorian, Collo and Nuer women. Worthless creatures whose brains lie between their legs. Sinners, fornicators, rapists.

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  • 23 April 2018 07:41, by Kenyang ll

    Five years into war witnessed by VP Wani when it was created. The regime can try to fish for someone to blame but their luxury times of doing that have run out. No one can believe Church leaders are not South Sudanese to criticize or say something against bad governance of the country.

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  • 23 April 2018 08:11, by Theallseeingeye

    Igga, I bet you are trying to defend your only earthy source of bread you have for living but don’t mess up with Gods affairs too, watch-out Igga, Ajong has just been called, my be you will follow shortly, just think about how much years is left for you 5, 7?!. even the great lady Mary Butol stated it in her song song "Masalam Ya Duniya", that "let save our treasure up in the heavens with God".

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  • 23 April 2018 08:54, by Eyez

    Jame Wani

    Shut your dirty mouth and go brush your yellow fork teeth...ya muaras ta Jienge ita.

    If anything happens to our church leaders, know that their blood will be on your hands. We Equatorians will make you, your entire family and their offsprings pay dearly.

    Why don’t you just keep on licking Kiir’s boot and ass, without trying to conspiring against innocent people, huh? Ita zol humaar.

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    • 23 April 2018 08:57, by Eyez

      Sorry.....meant ’conspire’ not ’ conspiring!

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  • 23 April 2018 09:12, by Eyez

    Lenin Fool

    You Jienge should not dare touch our Men of God, you filthy mongrels.
    You Morans preach and plot against others in your Jieng Churches and no gives a fuck, now you turn around and try to run your bacteria-ridden mouth about innocent clergymen who are just ’telling it like it is’ even having the audacity to call them "rebels"

    Wani will die from spearheading this Jienge ’witch hunt’

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    • 23 April 2018 12:20, by South South


      These are child molester priests,They sleep with a little boys inside God house, you still like them?

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      • 24 April 2018 08:07, by jubaone

        South South,
        Shut up MTN scumbag, talk of forced marriages of 13 yr old nyanjienges to 50 or 60 yr old benydits and bandits. This is classical "child molestation" a case of collective pedophilic behavior. Old scumbags unable to seduce older women go for innocent and defenceless nyanjienges bcoz they lack the power of seducing only brute force like savages.

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  • 23 April 2018 12:16, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Wani Igga is a fool, an ignorant comedian and a sycophant of the Dinkas. Ya Wani; where on earth do clergies control the army, security and issue decree. Please just earn your bread quietly. Shame on you son of A slave.

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    • 23 April 2018 13:18, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Last Wednesday night, 18th April 2018, three armed men broke into a house in 107 Gudele residential area. They raped a young girl who was eight month pregnant (the husband of the girl was threatened at gun point). They raped the woman in turns and went away with valuables from the house. These were people in military uniform. They were not clergy as Wani Igaa claims. You will collapse dead one day

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    • 24 April 2018 08:13, by jubaone

      There’s something wrong with short-legged creatures like Wani. They have an inferiority complex and try to compensate their midget stature with worthless jokes and clownery. He is fit to be placed in a "baby buggy" and pushed around bcoz he is small like a doll or baby.

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  • 23 April 2018 17:24, by Theone

    Comrade Wani is a free man from the disease called TRIBALISM.
    All refugees LOOSERS you can say whatever you want about HIM. WHO CARE!

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