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Machar calls on South Sudanese to reconcile and build one nation

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SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar speaks at the peace celebration day in Juba on 31 October 2018 (AP Photo).

December 15, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar called on South Sudanese to start the reconciliation process in the country saying it is the first step towards building a democratic and prosperous nation.

Machar renewed his call for national reconciliation in a statement issued on the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Juba massacre on December 15, 2013, where thousands of civilians were killed in Juba following clashes between military elements supporting President Salva Kiir and other supporting his Vice-President Machar.

"The SPLM/SPLA (IO) call s upon our people to start the process of reconciliation among themselves so that they can live in peace and harmony as one people in one nation with one social contract that shall l lead us all to build a democratic, federal and prosperous state," he said.

He further said people should now embrace the revitalized peace agreement stressing it is different from the August 2015 Agreement because it translates their will.

"It is apparent that R-ARCSS will be implemented because you the people of South Sudan have embraced it. In 2015-2016 you were not given an opportunity to express your joy about the agreement. The R-ARCSS belongs to you the people and you demonstrated this by the turn out during the celebration of the 31"October 2018 organized by President Salva Kiir and the TGONU," he said.

Machar further underscored that justice will be done once the transitional justice institutions are established as provided in the revitalized peace agreement.

"The victims who have lost their loved ones, or property shall get redressed. Indeed impunity and lawlessness shall become a practice of past and the rule of law shall prevail," he reassured.

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  • 15 December 2018 08:56, by Eastern

    Dr. Machar can say anything good so that he doesn’t have another July 2016 experience. The flight to DR Congo, extraction by UN and eventual confinement is dehumanising to say the least. Yes, Riaka is now calling for reconcilliation. He tried that in Bor, Emmanuel Jenge Church in Juba and now nationally.....

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  • 15 December 2018 11:40, by jubaone

    It must be the villain and rogue that seeks reconciliation and NOT the victim. Riak stop self victimization. Reconcilition will only start once jienge settlers begin moving out of our lands in Nimule, Chukudum, Magwi, Yei etc. so that our returnees can start new livelihoods. Anything short of this is just bullshit and worthless scum.

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    • 15 December 2018 19:54, by Mayendit

      Jubaone
      I don’t know what lands are you talking about? The land is belonging to government and this is why the SSDF are all controlling the areas. I understand that, your fully hatred on Dinka make you not acknowledge the most important our Dinkas in the SPLA/SPLM have done from those areas you are talking. The Dinkas have all rights to lived anywhere in South Sudan because they have liberated its

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      • 15 December 2018 23:36, by jubaone

        Mayendit
        1.Land belongs to the people and every ethnic group has its own ancestral lands.
        2. The people were there for over 500 yrs and each owned their lands. The government was there since 2011.
        3. Jienges vagrants, jellaba traders and criminals have one thing in common: they go everywhere in search of food, money and loot. Shut up jienge. #@JGH

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        • 15 December 2018 23:53, by jubaone

          Mayendit
          Jienge cowards only wait for others to do the job and later come and claim what they didn’t do. You ran away as lost boys, some dashed to Kakuma and headed on to Australua, America etc. Instead of developing your luaks, you lazy miscreants only wait for ready-mades. Shut up. Even monkeys have trees they call homes, jienges have none. You don’t know where you belong, ya MTN.

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          • 16 December 2018 02:03, by Khent

            Jubaone

            You repeat this claim and every time you’re asked to back it up, you fail. How many times must you be told that most tribes in South Sudan joined Khartoum in the 90s? The Nuer left in 91, as did the Shilluk, the Bari, Toposa, Mundari Didinga, Murle, Latuka, Fertit and many more... so what arr you on about?

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            • 16 December 2018 10:37, by jubaone

              Khent
              Militarily and strategically, it was unfeasible for jienges to be everywhere, anytime combat ready without the help of the host communities. Watch the several videos and speeches of Garang which will debunk your assertion. M7 also rubbished your claim of "..we liberated South Sudan alone.." while others were jellaba stooges. Bullshit

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              • 16 December 2018 13:37, by Khent

                Jubaone

                Even if the host communites did at times provide material or intelligence, they largely ceased to provide any substantive personnel in the 90s. Do you expect people to believe that Equatorians were more supportive of the SPLA than their own Khartoum supported tribal militias? Salva allowed the Nuer to account for over 70% of the army when the war broke out in 2013...

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                • 16 December 2018 13:42, by Khent

                  ..And he supplemented his small Dinka force with a total of 4, 000 Ugandans before Malong was able to obviate Salva Kiir’s shameful requirement and use of the UPDF when Malong recruited and mobilised tens of thousands of men from two Dinka sections in Warrap and Aweil.

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          • 16 December 2018 16:37, by deng

            Jubaone,

            How do you know all these places like Kakuma and blind sides Lost-boys son of a gun if you never been there. Your as... might not dwelled in South Sudan but talking rubbished. Go killed yourself if you don’t like Dinka Jieng because they aren’t going anywhere in South Sudan whether you like it or not.

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      • 16 December 2018 04:24, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Brother Mayen,

        Despite their control of state apparatus, I can assure you those people will not live in peace. The God of those people are watching your devilish plans of occupation other people’s land.

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        • 16 December 2018 05:21, by Khent

          Jur

          And does this also apply to the Nuer that occupy Anyuak, Burun and Shilluk lands in Jonglei and Upper Nile? Your people stole Longechuk from the Burun in the 80s and have been taking the Anyuak lands in Akobo for decades — which is why your people murdered their Paramount Chief.

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          • 16 December 2018 10:44, by jubaone

            Khent
            You seem to want to draw a corollary; since Nuers grabbed Burun, Anyuak and Collo lands, jienges are justified to do likewise. Such practices have been evidenced all over Equatoria. It follows therefore, that Equatorians by all means must rid themselves from occupiers and settlers by force or otherwise, even if that meant the break up of SS. Equatorians didn’t go to occupy jiengelands.

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            • 16 December 2018 13:49, by Khent

              Jubaone

              How many times have I pointed out that I don’t want a single Dinka in Equatoria? I only point to Nuer land-theft, intimidation and murder in order to showcase their hypocrisy. Not one single Nuer has EVER condemned his people for the very crimes that they routinely condemn the Dinka for without the slightest bit of shame.

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          • 16 December 2018 13:34, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            Khent,

            A sensible person does not become criminal because others are criminals. So think sensibly Mr.

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            • 16 December 2018 13:57, by Khent

              Jur

              Sit down, child. You’re in no position to lecture anyone. Prove your non-existant moral credentials by condemning (right here, right now) Nuer land-theft, intimidation and murder in Akobo, Longechuk and Nyijwad.

              Do it now.

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              • 16 December 2018 13:59, by Khent

                Akobo and Longechuk (belonging to the Anyuak and Burun) are both larger than Lebanon. These lands are not your lands. The Shilluk land of Nyijwad is also not your land. You now call Nyijwad ’new Fangak’- and you stole this land from the Shilluk after Othown Dak allowed you to take refuge in their land when floods ravaged old Fangak. Hypocrites!

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              • 18 December 2018 13:23, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

                Khent,

                You have exposed yourself as a person who lacks humanity in you. You advocate for illegal occupation of lands that are clearly not yours instead of standing against the landgrabbers. It will take long before you get your punishment for that. Using state institutions to promote injustice will pay off sooner than later.

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  • 15 December 2018 19:41, by Mayendit

    Riek Machar Teny.
    You are the one who brought such killing and divisions among South Sudanese people otherwise, many lives would have not lost innocently. There is no any Son of South Sudanese who causes them all these disasters than you Riek. You can change tone but you will never change your color, name which stick with bad history since 1991 to this moment. You should be a shameful man for sins

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  • 15 December 2018 21:50, by Charles Majok

    I am a Dinka from Bahr El Ghazal but I disagree with the so-called Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) because it is not a cultural organisation. The JCE consists of very old and failed Dinka politicians who want the other 63 tribes to be wiped out so that South Sudan becomes a nation of Dinka only.

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    • 15 December 2018 23:44, by jubaone

      Charles Majok
      We know what old jienge criminal enterprise jce are upto. We Equatorians reject any compromise with jienges and I have often stated, in 5,10,50,100yrs we must revenge by all means. Bloid4blood, eye4eye. Juba must burn so that we smoke out these old jce losers who can’t develop their luaks but hide to be fed, accommodated and treated like babies. Hopeless miscreants.

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    • 21 December 2018 08:42, by Midit Mitot

      Charles Majok,

      You are now talking right for sure, this traditional organization call JCE is the one destroying this Country.

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