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South Sudanese authorities release SPLM-IO’s James Dak


November 2, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese authorities Friday handed over SPLM-IO leader’s spokesperson James Gatdet Dak and South African military expert William Endley to the Red Cross after their release in line with the presidential pardon on Wednesday.

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SPLM-IO leader’s spokesperson James Dak when he released from jail on 2 Nov 2018 (Reuters Photo)

Dak and Endley had to be released on Thursday but the matter was delayed to Friday because President Salva Kiir declared Thursday a public holiday.

The two were released from the Juba Central Prison and handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) officials in the South Sudanese capital.

The National Prison Service spokesperson Anthony Oliver Legge told reporters that Endley would be deported to his country South Africa, as instructed by the president.

Following his release, Dak said he was happy for his freedom and thanked President Salva Kiir for the pardon.

“I want to express my happiness that I am free again after two years in detention and prison. Incidentally, I think this is the same day I was arrested in Nairobi on November the 2nd 2016, and today is the 2nd of November 2018," said JamesDak.

“I want to thank his Excellency the President General Salva Kiir Mayardit for ordering my release. I am happy because this will enable me to reunite with my family members and friends after a long period of time,” he added.

When asked about his projects, Dak repeated that he wants to be with his family for the time being and he would return to Juba when the time is approaching for the formation of the new government of national unity.

It was reported he would travel to Khartoum.

The former prisoners had been sentenced to death On 12 and 23 February 2018 respectively.

Amnesty International in a statement on Thursday urged the Kenyan government to investigate the arrest of James Dak and his deportation to Juba.

Kenyan authorities keep silent over what happened to Dak and refuse to comment on the case.

For his part, the South African former military Endley thanked President Kiir for his release and the "magnificent speech" he made at the peace celebration function expressed his gratitude for the South Sudanese people.

"The President’s words if effected are the way forward for this beautiful country," he further said and vowed to return in the future.


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  • 2 November 2018 23:57, by Pakuai

    Mr. Gadet Dak,
    I hope you have learned your lesson, but the worst part is, your boss Mr. Riek Machar and other big fish like Mr. Salva Kiir, Pagan Amuom, Kuol Manyang, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol and others are going to get out of this mess they had helped cause our country & our people scot free trust me----they are considered South Sudan’s threaten species it seem>>>

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    • 3 November 2018 00:03, by Pakuai

      Your boss Mr. Riek Machar, and other foreign puppets like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe and others are now scared to hell of their own shadows to venture back to South Sudan without the protection of the UN & their so-called ’regional protection force (RPF) to which l doubt, any South Sudanese with a right mind would ever again dare to flood our country with foreign forces>>>

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      • 3 November 2018 00:11, by Pakuai

        Everybody has now seen the ugly part of the UN, UNIMISS & the NGOs business in our country. But as always, our foolish doctors of philosophy (PhDs) see the UN, UNIMISS, NGOs & foreign forces as their ’only tickets to enthrone them into power in our country’. The unbridled lust for power by our fools like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol,Adwok Nyabe & the likes of Mr. Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom and others>>

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        • 3 November 2018 00:16, by Pakuai

          of late, to be South Sudanese people’s leaders at all costs has caused a lot of anger and a considerable amount of division among the South Sudanese people. And these foreign puppets are not helping the matters. They are just continuing to be ignoring the South Sudanese people. For those South Sudanese who are going to be enraged about my usual long posts, bear with me please. Mr. Salva Kiir>>>

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          • 3 November 2018 00:32, by Pakuai

            and others after the 15/12/2013 foiled coup attempt asked Mr. Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore and others to abandoned their aimless armed rebellion and return to Juba. They refused and thought they would come back and take Juba by force. And this is fallacy is always cemented by our Riek Machar idiots that it was Uganda that prevented them from Capturing Juba>>>

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            • 3 November 2018 00:37, by Pakuai

              on the night of the 15/12/2013 and the following day, the 16/12/2013. Ugandan troops were not in the two army barracks in Juba. But they were chased out of Juba. Yes, Ugandan troops were eventually asked for help by Mr. Salva Kiir since Uganda has a military agreement with South Sudan. And Mr. Riek Machar himself was the one who signed that deal when was South Sudan’s vice president>>>>

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              • 3 November 2018 00:44, by Pakuai

                before his usual reckless lust got advantage of him on the 15/12/2013. Guys like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Madut Biar, Rebecca Nyandeng, Mr. Gatluak were asked by the US, the UK, their UN & others to be released into Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta hands for save protection after Mr. Riek Machar and his allies were making a lot of noses in Adis Ababa that they must be released to join>>>

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                • 3 November 2018 00:49, by Pakuai

                  the negotiations id Adis ababa. And Mr. Salva Kiir and his henchmen succumbed to pressure from foreign powers and released them to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta for save protection. The US, the UK, Norway, their UN, their NGOs & then so-called IGAD-plus the countries of South Africa, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria and Algeria>>>>

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                  • 3 November 2018 00:55, by Pakuai

                    in the hotels & bars of Adis Ababa and tossed it into the government of South Sudan and their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, church leaders and civil society group to sign it by force without even reading the damned document. Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom and other bunch of illiterate signed the damned document>>>

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                    • 3 November 2018 01:00, by Pakuai

                      but Mr. Salva Kiir government delegation refused to sign the document because the whole piece of trash was not in the interest of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. But the hand over of our country to foreign interest groups of the US, the UK, Norway, the AU, IGAD, the UN and the NGOs. The government of Mr. Salva Kiir later came and signed the damned document with loads of "reservations">>>>

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                      • 3 November 2018 01:07, by Pakuai

                        one week later in front of South Sudanese people in Juba. To which I personally applaud Mr. Salva Kiir, Michael Makuei Lueth, Nhial Deng Nhial and others for their job well did. Mr. Michael Makuei Lueth and Nhial Deng Nhial are trained lawyers anyway. And they know the ’fine print of the laws’. The whole of last year to this year, Mr. Salva Kiir & the South Sudanese people have been our foreign>>

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                        • 3 November 2018 01:13, by Pakuai

                          puppets/stooges being held hostage by their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their allies in between in Nairobi, Adis Ababa, South Africa and Khartoum as their bargaining chips to crawl their evil selves BACK into our country and our people so that the evils would come & start it AGAIN where THEY left it in 2013. Good luck to the US, the UK, their UN, their>>>

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                          • 3 November 2018 01:20, by Pakuai

                            sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf arab states paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between. The evils have step on the wrong people feet----the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. The evil love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and it must be stopped>>>>

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                            • 3 November 2018 01:25, by Pakuai

                              South Sudan is not for sale and South Sudanese people are parts of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never be. We keep informing our lowly informed fools that the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters, Abeshas (so-called ethiopia) & Bantus in Kenya, Al Qada, ISIS/L>>>>

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                              • 3 November 2018 01:32, by Pakuai

                                Al Nustra, Jesh Islam, Boko Haram, Al Shabab and Muslim brotherhood and our so-called SPLA-IO have an alliance. And the evils have been the ones playing games with our country & our people all along. And our country and our people are the ones these evils projected their evil lenses into 24/7 and this is precisely because of our resources, lands, our Nile waters and of course to use our country>>>

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                                • 3 November 2018 01:37, by Pakuai

                                  and our people as their Geo-political chase game to fight China present by proxy. Fellows, we have informed the evils, that we are going to bomb the evils to near extinction out of our country & over our people once and for all. My Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. The evil juus (so-called israelis) think that their damned NEW WORLD ORDER UN government would span from Jerusalem>>>

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                                  • 3 November 2018 01:46, by Pakuai

                                    to Tigris Rivers, Eupharate Rivers and right up to our Nilotic valleys & our Nilotic plains. Our lowly informed South Sudanese. War is here. We are going occupy Kenya, kill all the white criminals in Central Kenya, we are going to take back our Gambella region by force, all of our lands from our cloned arab of North Sudan and bomb the evils including Djibouti into red sea before we bomb their>>>

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                                    • 3 November 2018 01:55, by Pakuai

                                      evil Saudi Arabia & Yemen. Fellows, there are some evils who just love other people & their countries even when you don’t love them back. Fellows, I would repeat again, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, and some of their creepy allies in our country have step on the wrong people>>>>

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                                      • 3 November 2018 02:00, by Pakuai

                                        I will repeat again. There is no way we allow these vermins into our country again, never ever again. The evils can go and spend their dirty money Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria or Gaza, Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia). My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Let any fool bring the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis) vernmins, their UN, their cloned>>>

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                                        • 3 November 2018 02:28, by Pakuai

                                          arabs of North Sudan and some of their creepy allies in between into our country if they damned can again. Fellows, our country has been targeted by the *greatest evils on earth*. And these monsters think, that they can get away with it. Good luck. South Sudan would be worst off than Somalia if our fools bring these monsters into our country and onto our people>>>>

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                                          • 3 November 2018 02:39, by Pakuai

                                            Fellows, we have a lot of cattle than Uganda, Kenya, Much of the so-called ethiopia combined but the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israleis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their sleazy allies in between often tell lies after lies that our people are dying of hunger and suffering. Who is keeping the lazy Nuers in these filth compounds in their own Leer>>

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          • 3 November 2018 05:58, by The Rhino


            Limit yourself you drug addict.Sniffing cow dung is one thing,inhaling Bangi is another.You delusional creature seemed to have consumed both items to gauge you up,talking same filthy junk again and again.Are you M.Makuei Lueth maybe?Were you heavily molested as a child back then in Jonglei?What is your f**king problem idiot?People on this site are fed up with your permanent jienge crap..

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            • 3 November 2018 06:03, by The Rhino


              ...Save your skunk cabbage for yourself.What is it gonna be,you dilapidated robot?

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              • 3 November 2018 09:38, by jubaone

                Don’t waste time with this irate jienge. It’s double trouble: being a jienge and being mad. It’s a hopeless case. James Dak was abducted by short-legged Bantus who were paid like cheap laborers to do a dirty job. Let him join his family.

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            • 3 November 2018 11:53, by South South

              The Rhino,

              Cow dung is much better than monkey poop, dirty people.

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              • 3 November 2018 12:07, by jubaone

                South South
                Learn first how to wear underpants b4 you talk of dirt.

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                • 3 November 2018 14:45, by South South


                  We need to come to Juba and enjoy yourself with others in your country. Many people are naked around me here, some wear tree leaves, but that’s OK. I see a lot of people here very dirty and they smell monkeys.

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                • 3 November 2018 15:10, by The Rhino


                  That impostor called South South was yesterday barely running around naked behind cows in Abyei,totally bathed with reeking cow paste and dirt,like a zombie.Now,he is turning around calling us Equatorians names?Does he know where his home is?He is just a brainless gorilla probably with a suit on now believing he is somebody.He is nothing.

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              • 3 November 2018 14:50, by The Rhino

                South South,

                Everybody knows the truth about you jienges.You are backstabbers,filthy and ungrateful.You literally sh*t in the same bowl you eat from,disgusting! Take alone our JUBA,you savages should’ve been the first to show respect and honor before your masters in Equatoria, kneelling down,thanking us for accommodating you during the wars.But unfortunately no,you animals fittedly lack morals..

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                • 3 November 2018 14:54, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  ...human values,above all dignity,shit!This time its different,NO mercy!

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    • 3 November 2018 08:05, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Nice to have our icon, hero and peace loving comrade James Gatdet Dak back
      Thank goes to those who helped to safeguard you to be alive
      God bless Gatdet Dak.
      Viva James Gatdet Dak
      Viva IO South Sudan

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  • 3 November 2018 03:21, by Mayendit

    Well, it is okay for president in any country to pardon a person who was been indicted wrongful or lacked of evidence however, the cases of these two politicians are completely different. James Gadet Dak had fueled the J1, war because he was telling IO generals that, your leader Dr. Riek would be arrested if you don’t go and rescued him and that was the reason let 700 SPLA IO attacked JI,2016.

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  • 3 November 2018 03:31, by Mayendit

    Yes, no body will like to support another human like you to be kill by government but I am very concern about thousand of South Sudanese people who lost their dearly lives innocently and the criminal politicians have been allowed to dance back and forth. I think something should be done otherwise, there is no sense at all.

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  • 3 November 2018 03:46, by Mayendit

    To: President of the Republic of South Sudan, he general Salve Kiir Mayardit. The war POWS in the side of Riek were killed. Those few release were just a cover up because the rebels of Machar were not kept Dinka just take my word. 12 SPLA from government defected to Fagak and immediately, 11 were killed because they were Dinka get that if you don;t know it.

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    • 3 November 2018 04:28, by Pakuai

      Mr. Mayendit,
      You are not from our Nuers ’ke nyantoc Mayendit or Leer’ brother. The owners have taken back their own country. You are just a South Sudanese innocent boy who want to put our Nuers ’ke nyantoc excesses right’. Mr. Mayendit, you know mayen Ayans---us, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. That is where Mayendit after our slightly-yellowish cattle>>>

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      • 3 November 2018 04:32, by Pakuai

        Ayen for a cow or Mayen for a bull or bullock. Brother, don’t you ever worry. The Owners are here chap. But be very very careful chap.

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        • 3 November 2018 05:39, by Mayendit

          Mr. Pakuai
          I am sorry, I don’t understand what are you talking about?. The name Mayendit doesn’t belong to Nuer alone or Dinka nor Luo people so be aware and make sure you respected yourself before jumping on other thank.

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          • 3 November 2018 08:25, by Pakuai

            Mr. Mayendit,
            I am not referring your Mayendit to be a ’Nuer’, .We are here brother, we don’t want the evils white Americans, English people, their evil UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopia), some Bantus and some of their creepy allies in between in our country & our people>>>

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            • 3 November 2018 08:46, by Pakuai

              We are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), our cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some Bantus. Out of our country & over our people once and for all. We are here back fellows and very very RACISTS & full of HATRED chap>>.

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  • 3 November 2018 04:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Gatdat,released but he will forgets the amnesty and honesty of President Salva Kiir as a man of peace
    The ground regarded to released of James Gatdat Dak, is a security of peace but rests of them will forget the goodness of President Kiir.

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  • 3 November 2018 08:50, by Naath

    How about several Dinka Riek released, the Dinka, in general, have never appreciated the mercy of Dr. Machar on them? Kiir deserves no respect because of he imposts unnecessary killing, suffering on South Sudanese. Kiir is war criminal period.

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  • 3 November 2018 08:54, by Naath

    James Gatdet was innocent, and he was right to report Salva Kiir evil plan.

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  • 3 November 2018 14:56, by One people

    Stupid, idiot and nonsense human talk by you dumb ass people. People are talking about peace and you here talking nonsense. You all need to stop speaking evil talk and talk about how good is our country can be without conflict, instead of talking about Gatdet is this Gatdet is that. P Kiir - Riek and all of those individuals aren’t important than the SSudanese public or SS land>>

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    • 3 November 2018 15:18, by One people

      the way you idiots people are talking in this internet it won’t do good for you or for your people, all it does conflict among others. You all know verywhile what did war did in the past, I’m 100% some of you had lost their beloved once,lost their probities, lost their good time with friends in the hood, but now the end is coming to those sufferings and you here acting stupid. I know those>>

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      • 3 November 2018 15:32, by One people

        who speak very stupidly like that is the people who eat bush meat and mula kombo with cassava asyda everyday. support the public instead of individuals. Be independent person

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  • 3 November 2018 17:14, by One people

    please if you like to write, please get yourself a pen and paper and sit down around your dining table so you can write your story and make a book out of it so that way you can go to the market and sell it to those who likes to read nonsense books, I’m pretty sure you will make money out of them, stop writing nonsense in the internet here to us. Pleeeeeeeease

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    • 3 November 2018 17:32, by Eastern

      Here for the FIRST time, I am in agreement with this FUCKERY of the beast and deranged Pakuai......

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  • 3 November 2018 17:40, by One people

    The Rhino and jubanoe ya lwayta ya luti
    Equatorians are good people just like Dr. James Wani and Joseph Lugo. both of you and your gay Thomas Cirilo will never and never destroy Equatorans land. Any tribe of south sudan has a right to leave anywhere in their country. south, east, west, north, it will be their choice, they can go anywhere, and you will never stop them. Is that clear

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    • 4 November 2018 14:32, by jubaone

      One People
      There is NO Joseph Lugo but "Joseph Lagu". Equatoria is for Equatorians period. You go everywhere and so we call you "MTN". You are driven by food and have no place called home. Equatorians live on our ancestral lands, cuz we associate ourselves with our ancestors. You cant move freely like wild animals, ya luti! Stay in one place ya wisik aryan jienge.

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      • 4 November 2018 14:38, by jubaone

        One People
        Merchants, nomads and criminals are driven by their burning desire for money, food and loot. Jienges like moving freely like wild beests and have no permanent place called home, ya luti. Equatorians are hardworking and developed their places, you are lazy and just want ready-made things. No buddy. Kokora or federalism and whether you like it or not. Just hang yourself, ya kwerkwer jieng

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  • 3 November 2018 17:54, by One people

    An order from President Salva Kiir and designed vice president Riek Machar, had said that, stop and stop hate speech. Please follow the order ok.

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    • 3 November 2018 22:22, by Eastern

      You MORON, One people,

      Why are you SO SCARED OF KOKORA?! Why can’t you cultivate in your lands so as to be free (is it cheap) from what Omar el Bashir is about to send down south throuth the lands of Bari and the Fertits...Let the Jenge learn to stand alone...!

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