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SPLM-IO condemns South Sudan’s rejection of Machar participation in transitional govt


SPLM-IO leader Machar (R) and the head of information office Mabior Garang de Mabior pose for picture on 22 June 2018 (Photo Mabior Granag de Mabior)
June 22, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO ’’strongly" condemned statements by South Sudanese Government Spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth rejecting the participation of its leader in the transitional government and called to confine him in South Africa.

Lueth made his statements after a summit of the IGAD leaders on Thursday to discuss ways to implement the peace agreement and bring all the parties to work together.

"The statements of the Minister of information are not only misleading they are also ridiculous," said Mabior Garang de Mabior SPLM-IO’s head of for information on Friday.

Mabior further dismissed accusations that Machar was behind the eruption of hostilities in December 2013 and termed the minister as one of the "anti-peace agents".

"The catalyst and subsequent events that resulted in the civil war are well documented by the Final Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, several reports by the UN Panel of Experts, Amnesty International and other rights groups," he further stressed.

He added that the government is resolved to achieve peace in the ravaged country and "shall leave no stone unturned in the search for a Just and honourable peace".

President Kiir and SPLM-IO leader met in Addis Ababa, on Wednesday, as part of discussions to negotiate a compromise on the outstanding issues in the peace revitalization process.

However, the discussions were about the causes of the clashes at the presidency in July 2016 and Kiir insisted that he would not work with Machar again.

President Omer al-Bashir was tasked to bring the two rival leaders to Khartoum to convince them to work together for the sake of peace.


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  • 23 June 2018 09:29, by elephane George kel

    Kiir will never gives peace without consulting his mastermind tribalist Michael Makuei

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  • 23 June 2018 09:33, by okello

    Mabior if two are not working together then Kiirdit should go and sip his alcohol in Dinka resident and Riek wangkel prophert doom have to go and adore ngundeng in Nuer resident and leave South Sudanese to choose leaders that work together and leave us alone. You too have to continue with you drug with corrupt money of your father and shot up please!

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    • 23 June 2018 10:01, by Redeemer

      Breaking News: Riek Machar is finally released today 23th of June 2018. He is boarding today for his headquarters. So those who were celebrating his release, it is time to celebrate now

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      • 23 June 2018 10:10, by Redeemer

        If we begin to support such decision that leaders are the problem and not tribes we can make this country a better place. Kiir decided to run a corrupt gov’t in the expense of masses and Riek doesn’t want a civil change to take place. I don’t know how long it will take them to drive Dinka out of SSudan

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        • 23 June 2018 12:14, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

          I fully agree with Okello. How can Kiir and Machar take the people of South Sudan hostage because of their greed. BOth should away.

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          • 23 June 2018 13:53, by choldit

            We have to understand that generalisation is what prolong this peacetalk. Should one see a case to demand the exclusion of a major participant, one must be specific. I am so tired by reading messages that say Kirr and Machar can leave if they don’t want to bring peace without giving why each can go out. Kirr doesn’t want to work with Machar but he worked with Taban but no peace.

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    • 23 June 2018 12:18, by padiit gaga

      Don’t called Riek wangkel how about you, you are thief who steal money from church in Ethiopia, i heard it while iam in Egypt many Anyuak are robbers who never been fight for s.sudan Riek will lead this nation whether you like or not

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      • 23 June 2018 13:38, by Dalta Cirea

        Do you know the word wangkel in Nuer? it mean that one eye is not seeing. Dr, Machar two eyes are seeing please if you speak nuer take care of how to speak out some words.

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      • 23 June 2018 14:42, by okello

        Padiit and Dalta Dr.Prophet doom (Riek) will not be president as you assumed in current situation we all seen, at unless another Wangkel Dr that we South Sudanese never seen.How many time he forces himself to be president and both failed.Please let’s accept fact Dr.Prophet believes in violence approach and bad luck for him alike Kiir had tried and we can say it enough for him to leave us.

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        • 23 June 2018 22:25, by padiit gaga


          Are you still in Ethiopia where you steal church money? Come to s.sudan i will be leaving in Egypt in afew day and go where dr.Machar live i know Anuak you don’t have side you just any side you may get food from. Machar must be president here i know you are haters people you tried to hated Ethiopia Nuer but it didn’t work bc the defeated you now the president of Gambella.

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  • 23 June 2018 14:26, by lino

    I heard and saw many comments here on both sides saying if the 2 men can’t work together, then they should exit the political arena and out of the country!!! I am with that Idea, but no IGAD or a country around the world want to take the lead say just that!!!
    What about SS People?! Have a wide demonstrations inside and out side the country calling for both men to step down or work together!!!

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    • 23 June 2018 14:30, by lino

      Peace must be forced to this country and send all security forces to containment’s and boarders!!!

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  • 23 June 2018 14:42, by @you

    Look at this luoty majnun.
    Last warning don’t insult him,
    Even your grandmother know his,
    Name don’t call him wangkel.
    Call him (DR MACHAR)

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  • 23 June 2018 15:49, by Nairobimitot

    Good news
    Machar is going back to his hotel in South Africa. Some people say that he is going back to detention and I also agree with those people. South Sudan can survive without Riek Machar. Riek has caused so many troubles for this country. I big nation like South Sudan cannot depend on Riek Machar. Some groups within the country are only interested in someone who kills people. We cannot let a killer become part of the government because the government of South Sudan had done its best before and told Riek Machar not to take the country back to war because so many people would die. Riek Machar did not listen, he got too greedy and said he did not want to be a vice president anymore and that he would like to become a president of the Republic of South Sudan. And he was still the Vice President, oh my God. He bulldozed his house and burned it, and now he is telling the people of South Sudan to build it up again. Damn, we got no time for that, we do not have human resources to build your house and to get you back to your position. You let the country down because you have killed millions of South Sudanese. Shame on you Riek Machar. I do not wish you death, but I want you to think about what you have done to the country and did your best to stabilize it. Also, you are to go into exile, so that the nation can have peace without you. Whenever you have a chance to do your work for the country, you got very crazy on your chair and started to think about stupid things that could destroy the country. Now, the state has been killed, the economy is terrible, and many people have died because of your recklessness. You deserve to be in exile, and if you still love your country, you are welcome to write books and provide new ideas about how South Sudan could move forward.

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    • 23 June 2018 17:20, by jubaone


      That is jienge crap. Rapists, thieves and killers disguised as an army. Which people did Riak kill? Jienges? May be these were the same criminals trying to steal or rape Nuer women. He was just doing a moral thing, kill them. Nothing bad at all.

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      • 23 June 2018 19:41, by Nairobimitot

        Let us keep it short and straightforward. I see you commenting about Jienng or Dinka. If you do not like Jieng or Dinka, how are you going to become the President of South Sudan? If your Son or your close friends do not like Dinka, how are you going to become the president of South Sudan? I do not see any chance for you forget about Riek Machar. You need to organize yourselves, be smart. If you do not; you will always be grieving. Who got time for your crappy grieving? Show right attitude and love all your people, then you will have not only a good life, but you will also become the president of South Sudan. It is straightforward to become the president of South Sudan if you don’t kill the people of South Sudan because of tribalism.
        If you want to succeed in politics, you have to show the public that you are a good politician who does not separate and classified the people of South Sudan based on tribal contact. Show that you can become a good leader, a good leader does not cause problems or insult the others. A future leader preaches the world of unity and love and good life among the people. If you keep saying Jieng or Dinka, your mind is going to be blocked naturally and your thinking will be changed, and you will become more radical. You will end up wasting your time, instead of helping your low-income family who is suffering everywhere around the world. And your family and your country will feel sorry for you when the times come for you to crazy. After you have gone mad because you hate Dinka be following Riek Machar, who is going to bath you?

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        • 23 June 2018 21:16, by Kenyang ll

          You’re absolutely correct. All South Sudanese tribes and people are same and important. A very large community like Dinka is even more important not only inside South Sudan but regionally. No one can win by vote (or war) in S. Sudan without significant support from Dinka. Harmful decisions made by insecure Kiir and circle certainly have nothing to do with Dinka tribe.

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        • 24 June 2018 00:14, by jubaone

          I have NO interest in being a president for SS, if even given the chance. I want to be a president for Equatoria where my people appreciate and honor my work. I can organise them around specific ideals. I don’t need jienges cos you can’t mobilize them to develop. The are destructive, anarchical and hopeless. This explains why even when looted billions nothing has happened.

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    • 23 June 2018 17:41, by lino

      Ya Junubi en Ta/ JCE,

      Let us not opened closed books about killing! If we did and talk frankly, we can point out that Dr. John, Gen. Kiir, Gen. Karbino, Gen. William, Gen. Peter, Gen. Kuol Manyang, Gen. Awut Akot... and so many generals in SS History kills millions! Still they were not bar from politics or leading the country?!

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      • 23 June 2018 17:46, by lino

        The problem in the country today is Gen. Kiir who doesn’t want to work with someone who till him the truth or objects him! What is wrong is say to Gen. Kiir, you have been ruling the country since Dr. John death and nothing changed in the country for the best; you should give others a chance?!
        Next day you would be found dead!!!
        That is what Riek is about telling you the truth whether you like it!

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        • 23 June 2018 17:54, by lino

          Kiir doesn’t want to work with Riek another day he doesn’t want to work with Pagan and Deng Alor; now he doesn’t want to work with Gen Malong and Dr. Telar! I am telling you if God give him time to be alive longer and you people like him there, very soon he will say he can’t work with Taban, Wani, and Kuol Manyang!

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    • 24 June 2018 11:04, by Malakal county Simon

      Nairobi mitot/slave

      How many you dumb people’s need to be tells that Dr Machar stay away from South Sudan is not a solution?? You Nuer slave in the illegitimate government tried it for good 2 years and did not work.... Please be inform South Sudan without its son Dr Machar, It’s simply a declaration of war for a very very long time because no one will enjoy South Sudan without Dr Machar period!!!

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