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Former state-media director abandons rebellion


February 27, 2017 (JUBA) – A leading member of South Sudan’s armed opposition (SPLM-IO) has abandoned rebellion and joined President Salva Kiir’s faction, citing what he described as “radical members” surrounding the opposition leadership in Juba.

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Major General Khamis Abdel-Latif Kachuol greets rebel leader Riek Machar at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi on 24 January 2015 (ST)

General Khamis Abdallatif Chawul, who resigned from the government in 2014 and joined rebels under the leadership of ex-First Vice President Riek Machar, resigned on Sunday and declared his intention to join President Kiir.

Khamis was appointed the Governor South Sudan’s Lakes state in 2014. However, when the peace agreement was signed in August 2015, Khamis returned to Juba, but remained with First Vice President Taban Deng, who replaced Machar last year.

In his resignation letter, Khamis said Taban is “surrounded by radical members” who are bent on targeting the Dinka, South Sudan’s largest tribe.

“I have seen and discovered that the (SPM in) opposition is targeting Dinka as a tribe which President Kiir hails from,” said Khamis in his two-paged letter.

“The opposition has managed to instigate other South Sudanese tribes against Dinka tribe which I hailed from,” he added.

Members of the armed opposition faction are yet to respond to Khamis’s resignation.


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  • 28 February 2017 07:21, by Liberator

    Dear Readers

    in 2005 Late Dr John Garang told Riak Machar that I will forgive you but what you did to the southerners in 1991 will not for give you in the history of South Sudan , so forgive Mr. Khmis but the history will remain like a scar on his body forever and ever

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    • 28 February 2017 07:34, by Joyuma John

      This is a time to learn from on and off rebellion, when joining rebellion Jienge is killing, rapping, corrupt and all those negative adjectives that you can mention, when abandoned rebellion Jienge turn Horney, it is now a time for our people to read between the lines of this political games being play by fool and cheap politicians.

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  • 28 February 2017 07:25, by Independent Thinker

    Dear all,

    Khamis is not a politician at all and he is man a of Dinka

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  • 28 February 2017 07:32, by Cienzhiel Lual and Lul

    stupid liberators Khamis is together with Taban not Riek incase of 1991 Dinkas are the first who shoot the fire then juba massacre is unforgotable and no forgiveness

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  • 28 February 2017 07:43, by Kush Natives

    Look at these foods searching! What’s this? President need to watch out very carefully! This going out and coming in MUST stop immediately! Anyway, Mr. Khamis, you’re welcome back this time. But, don’t screw up next trying to follow those fools. This is actually the results of meaningless rebellion. Riek Machar’s rebellion is shrinking enormously.

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  • 28 February 2017 07:48, by Kush Natives

    Those of Fair Man, Midit, Eastern, Hamil and alike MUST start an asylum status before they’re detained and get lock up without an investigation into their cases.

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  • 28 February 2017 12:38, by Liberator

    Kush native
    You are very correct I fully agreed with you but you include Cienzhiel lual ngothe to the list , they must look for political asylum before things fall apart Hahahahaha walai Nuer will finish one by one with their chicken brain

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    • 28 February 2017 17:29, by Paul Ongee

      Khamis Abdallatif Chuwal,

      Chuwal dura walla Chuwal geme zatu. You are welcome back. Jesus said "There are many rooms in My father’s house". Everything has its time, which means its beginning and ending. It’s good you realized the real objectives of this senseless war of positions. The most forgiving president of RSS will forgive you as usual but history will not. Take note of that.

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      • 28 February 2017 17:38, by Paul Ongee

        In 2014, you gave 72 hours to capture Rumberk after you were given the fake military rank and appointed imaginary Governor of imaginary State. Now, where is the title and state. The fake military rank is always given to position-and-office-seekers who take it for granted without considering the real meaning of it or how a soldier should be realistically promoted to become an officer or general.

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        • 28 February 2017 17:43, by Paul Ongee

          Riek Machar himself has verbally threatened to capture Juba by force in early 2014 by saying that President Salva Kiir should forget about Bor, Malakal and Bentiu but should only worry about Juba. Ignorant and retarded Internet supporter wrote "It’s only 2 hours left to capture Juba." For me I enjoyed my sleep because I know Riek Machar is good at lying.

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          • 28 February 2017 17:55, by Paul Ongee

            President Salva Kiir kept saying that "Riek Machar will come to Juba through peaceful means" but "not by force" as Riek claimed. Did Riek come to Juba in April 2016 by force? No. Did you capture Rumbek? No. When did you get trained and promoted to the rank of military general within a month or so? Riek Machar joinded SPLM/A for position and will never lead it until he dies.

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            • 28 February 2017 18:04, by Paul Ongee

              Riek Machar mobilized ignorant and innocent Nuer to fight the gallant forces of SPLM/A and dumped them in Khartoum in 2002. They were rescued by late Paulino Matip Nhial, otherwise Omer Hassan Al-Bashir would have killed them all. Those in Diaspora are wasting their money to Riek Machar and his hotel dwellers who’re enjoying it instead of paying their bills n raising their kids.

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              • 28 February 2017 18:10, by Paul Ongee

                It’s time to go to the front lines and face the gallant forces of SPLA, not mang mang sakit fi gaba. Now IO ignorant operatives, supporters and sympathizers cannot afford to pay their hotel bill because the money is channeled directly to Riek Machar in South Africa for treating the remaining one eye, medical check-up and feeding his family who enjoy life in the western cities.

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                • 28 February 2017 18:16, by Paul Ongee

                  For how long will a senseless war of positions be sustained on the basis of contributions from supporters who are living on paycheck to paycheck? How can they take care of their kids and raise them while at the same time the meager amount is needed for paying hotel bills in regional, African and international capitals? What idiotic situation are they getting themselves involved in?

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  • 1 March 2017 05:04, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Well, there is nothing new with these positions seeker or money lover. They will always switch sides as long there is no accountability or punishment. However, they come back with shame and loser. They have learn from Machar. I always President Kiir for letting criminals running freely and still come back without accountability or punishment.

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