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Machar did not give up his position in South Sudan’s govt to his wife: official


September 25, 2019 (JUBA) - The leadership of South Sudan’s main armed opposition has denied reports claiming Riek Machar has decided to give up his position in the upcoming transitional government to his wife, Angelina Teny.

The reports, according to a statement by Puok Both Baluang, director for information and Public Relations in the office of the leader of the armed opposition, are an embodiment of “propaganda and fake”.

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to assure members, the People of South Sudan and the public at large, that this is mere propaganda and wishful thinking. H.E. Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has not taken such decision," Puok said in a statement released on Wednesday.

"Dr Machar is still South Sudan’s designated First Vice President as stipulated in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS)," he stressed.

In addition, he called on the SPLM-IO members to be vigilant towards this "malicious propaganda and fake news by our partners in peace", pointing it aimed at creating division in the Movement.

In statements to Sudan Tribune, the SPLM-IO Director for Information and Public Relations went further to claim that the office of the president but also opposition leaders are behind the fake news.

However, he avoided naming any opposition official.


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  • 26 September 2019 02:32, by Pakuai

    Mr. Riek Machar and his wife have been gaming the South Sudanese people for quite a long time. However South Sudanese people have always given chances to prove what is that they got to give South Sudan and the South Sudanese people, but they always give South Sudan and the South Sudanese a blank check. I for one thinks, this would be their last chance>>>>

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    • 26 September 2019 02:40, by Pakuai

      Angelina can go to Khartoum and bring her husband back to South Sudan to come and take up his vice president post. No more sneaking around in foreign capitals for Ngundeng Buong ’fantasies and superstitions’ to enthrone people through ’magic’ into presidency in South Sudan. South Sudanese people have had enough of you fellows. There are some limits with you fellows ruthless quest for power at all>

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      • 26 September 2019 02:42, by Pakuai

        over the backs of South Sudanese people with ’death and miseries’.>>>

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    • 26 September 2019 06:56, by Midit Mitot


      fake news from peace spoilers.

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      • 26 September 2019 07:14, by Pakuai

        Midit Mitot,
        "fake news from peace spoilers"
        I don’t think you know better than me that 90% articles are always ’fake news’ just as ’fake as your Riek Machar with his Ngundeng Buong’s magician and his ’fantasies and superstitions’. Didn’t I told you lowly informed losers your ’Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other losers’ are hold by the ’CIA, MI6, so-called israel secret>>>

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        • 26 September 2019 09:00, by Pakuai

          agents; the UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU. Mr. Midit Mitot, where are the dissertations or thesis Mr. Riek Machar or Lam Akol from the universities of Bradford and London respectively? Zilch/nil/zero chap. Your ’Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other loser’ have sold themselves and their souls to CIA, MI6, cloned so-called arabs>>>

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          • 26 September 2019 10:02, by Pakuai

            of North Sudan, gulf Arab states paymasters and some of their evils in the UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their ’lackeys here in our IGAD and the AU’. Has Mr. Riek Machar, his allies and some of their allies retaken. ’Bentiu yet’? Fellows, watch this space. Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of ’cowards and lowly informed’ must the ones to answer these Mr. Riek Machar, allies and his evil backers>>>

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            • 26 September 2019 10:09, by Pakuai

              from the countries l just mentioned above losers. The so-called British exit the European European (the EU) was not *negotiated here over our country and over our people*. Our country is considered part of the so-called ’ANGLO-AMERICA’ empire, never has and will never ever will. The devil infested island of England, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians),>>>

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              • 26 September 2019 14:45, by Pakuai

                their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil corporate America, their gulf Arab states’ financiers and some of their creepy Bantuses here in Africa fools. Is there anything we have never told you about your *Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe,>>>>

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              • 26 September 2019 14:59, by Pakuai

                their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil corporate America, their gulf Arab states’ financiers and some of their creepy Bantuses here in Africa fools. Is there anything we have never told you about your *Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe,>>>>

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      • 26 September 2019 07:27, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        It’s fake news to you, but to others, it’s smoke. There is not smoke without fire, remember that very well. Riek has major health issues, he needs to care of his remaining life out of politic and headache. Iam not sure Riek can read with cancer in his eyes. Iam not sure he can sit up for 20 hours as a position of a vice president requires. Let’s pray for his health. God is great.

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        • 26 September 2019 08:26, by Midit Mitot

          Pakuai & South South,

          Your thought is illusion, Dr Machar can not do such a decision. His healthy status is 100% well despite your devil wish @yaaaaaa South South.

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          • 26 September 2019 10:05, by South South

            Midit Mitot,

            Riek lost one of his eye already to cancer and the second eye will follow soon. Someone with a cancer can not be 100% healthy. His wife is leading IO delegation team in Juba. It should be deputy of Riek to lead a team, but he is from Equatoria. A sick person like Riek can not hide his severe illness as we can see his eyes which are going blind.

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            • 26 September 2019 14:40, by The Rhino

              South South,

              No disrespect to Angelina,but it seems Angelina is in love with Kiir.Just check their body language.Your foolish drunkard from Warrap has somehow unexplained luck with beautiful women.Shit,Riek Machar better watch out!

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  • 26 September 2019 10:16, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    MyPeople accept from your inner heart

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  • 26 September 2019 14:16, by Anthony

    Imagine if he actually gave up his position for a woman. That would be crazy and strange.

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