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CTSAMVM faults South Sudan govt for welcoming splinter general


Major-General James Ochan Puot (SSNA photo)
January 21, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s ceasefire monitoring body blamed the government army for welcoming a splinter general in Maiwut last year saying the move was against the spirit of peace.

In September 2019, the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) welcomed the SPLM-IO Maj Gen James Ochan Puot when he broke away from the government main peace partner.

Puot was the deputy commander of the SPLA-IO’s in charge of its 5th division.

"The change of allegiance to the Government (side) did not act in the spirit of the (Revitalized Peace) Agreement, said Teshome Gemechu Aderie CTSAMVM Chairman in a speech delivered at The 14th CTSAMVM board meeting on Tuesday.

"As the strength of the SSPDF was increased as a result, this can be considered as recruitment," he further stressed pointing to a clear violation of the peace pact.

The Ethiopian who has been recently appointed as the chair of the ceasefire monitoring body, however, stressed that the end of armistice continues to hold throughout most of South Sudan.

Nonetheless, he said that their investigation into the fighting that took place in Maiwut between July and August 2019 found that the conflicting parties did not protect civilians and "that women had been raped in clear violation of the Revitalized Agreement".

"The investigation was hampered by repeated denial of access by the SSPDF in violation of the R-ARCSS," he further stressed.

At the time, President Salva Kiir and SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar summoned their local commanders to Juba and ordered them to observe the ceasefire.


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  • 22 January 2020 09:16, by conservative

    SPLM Io those rebels general left the government before so they have choice to get back to government with pay not for free or to struggle again against who so this is not compatible or anything else so I think SPLM Io run out solider to desperate situation um I don’t how they will make it instead they need to work hard for the country

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    • 22 January 2020 09:54, by Midit Mitot


      Those are confused Generals and they thought money will be finish by those who are in Juba an yet never knew that South Sudan has nothing currently.

      That,s bullshit General

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      • 22 January 2020 09:57, by Midit Mitot

        This condemnation would have done since Ochan had defected from IO last year, this is too late for CTSAMVM to condemn.

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        • 22 January 2020 11:46, by South South

          Midit Mitot,

          Don’t blame anyone for Nuer BS. People defected when the system is useless. Nuer against Nuer is Nuer BS.

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          • 22 January 2020 14:39, by Midit Mitot

            South South,

            Useless system of governance has started fron Kiir and his JCE government in Juba.

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            • 22 January 2020 17:07, by South South

              Midit Mitot,

              You Nuer people need to control your problems and keep them away from others. This is the best way adults deal with their problem. Nuers are welcome in Juba anytime they want to come to Juba including those who defected from Riek.

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          • 22 January 2020 14:56, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Masiriya Arabs are teaching your starving relatives in Abyei very dear lessons,why don’t you run and defend your Dinka people there ha?What you only seem to know is bark 24/7 like a street dog in foreign territory i.e. Equatoria.Equatoria will soon be cleaned up from savages!You are such a big disgusting coward!Back to topic,..that Ochan Puöt(Puöt means ass in Bari) is a cheap tool..

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            • 22 January 2020 14:59, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ..being used by Kiir and JCE.The reason is to frustrate,derail or spoil the already shaky peace agreement,simple!

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              • 22 January 2020 15:13, by Gorjang Gany

                That is very true mr Rhino, dinka are usually died like flies and mosquitoes and it become a daily tea for them.

                More than 50 were killed in Gok payam this month and they don`t care because they were busy of killing Nuers and Equatorians.

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                • 22 January 2020 15:17, by Gorjang Gany

                  That confuse Gen will be soon kill or sanction by the international community if he will not control himself and eat his pounds in Juba.

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                  • 23 January 2020 10:58, by jubaone

                    Gorjang Gany
                    The paramount chief of ngok jienges Kuol Deng was gunned down in 2012 by mesiriya, we expected a brutal retaliation from jienges NOTHING happened. These cowards didn’t even stage a peaceful demonstration in Juba. Most Abyeians are just cowards and only act in big groups not as individuals. We don’t give a fuck, let them use mathiang nyors to fight mesiriya.

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