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January 29, 2020 (JUBA) - The National Salvation Front (NAS) Wednesday rejected the presidential amnesty for its leader Thomas Cirilo and other opposition leaders, terming it as a "public relations display".

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Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka, the ex-SPLA deputy chief of general staff for training (youtube photo)

On Tuesday 28 January, President Kiir granted a general amnesty to all the leaders of the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) including Cirilo.

The presidential pardon comes after the signing on 12 January of the Roma Declaration in which the parties committed themselves to a cessation of hostilities agreement and pledged to resume talks next February.

"We regard the decree as a political mockery and public relations display, it absolutely has no meaning at all," said Suba Samuel Manage NAS Spokesman in statements to Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Suba underlined that President Kiir would have done better if he pardons the political prisoners who are in jail instead of oppositions leaders who are abroad in safe places.

"President keeps on contradicting himself, instead of him issuing amnesty for those outside the country, let him release all the political detainees languishing in The Blue House and other detention centres throughout the country," he added.

The former deputy chief of staff and General and NAS founder in early 2017 had already rejected a presidential pardon in September 2017.

JUBA PREPARING ATTACKS

The SSOMA, in line with the Sant’Egidio-brokered agreement, will meet on 12-14 February for talks on the implementation of the Rome Declaration on Cessation of Hostilities Agreement on monitoring and verification.

However, Suba said they believe that the South Sudanese government forces are preparing for a new military campaign for the upcoming dray season.

"To our dismay, Juba is busy building up troops and deploying them, I think in preparation for the so-called dry season offensive, NAS is monitoring the situation closely and we can defend ourselves in case of an attack," he said.

Nonetheless, NAS spokesman reiterated their commitment to Roma Declaration and hailed the efforts exerted by the Sant’Egidio religious community for peace in South Sudan, stressing that its initiative aims at addressing the root causes of the conflict.

"The Rome initiative is trying to pursue that path as such we support the Sant Igidio’s initiative," he stressed.

(ST)

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  • 30 January 06:56, by Midit Mitot

    Brave general who knows his right can not be confused with that fake amnesty.

    Bravo Thamos Cirrilo.

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    • 30 January 07:07, by Games

      Midit Mitot
      Thomas Cirilo Swaka is a very smartgeneral and he can not be easily fools like others Oppositios leaders . He is last man standing.

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      • 30 January 07:53, by Midit Mitot

        Games,

        That,s true, it will be up to the fool generals who be confused by Kirr while Kiir and JCE are now preparing for the deadly attack in this dry season.

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      • 30 January 07:56, by South South

        Games,

        Woh, Woh, Woh, GAARMA. No one in South Sudan can shake Kiir Mayardit’s power including free nyantit or free hotel rooms in Juba. Kiir will continue to seek for peace with everyone in South Suda, but if people refuse, he will keep everything for himself and life is moving forward, MALAMADIT GAARMA!!!!

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    • 30 January 08:01, by South South

      Midit Mitot,

      You are a very confused Nuer guy. One day, oh, brave Reik is in Juba to get free nyantit. Another day, oh brave, Kurkoo is in a hotel in Addis and will not come to Juba. Take a stand like a man. War is not good for Nuer unless you want to continue roaming in Addis and Khartoum or live in swampy areas of Upper Nile. Pick one stand and let’s deal with it. We here for everything.

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      • 30 January 08:16, by Midit Mitot

        South South,

        Mentally fool, Am a pure IO knows even your government pussies, but I must support any opposition against that fake regime in Juba, despite whoseever is.

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        • 30 January 08:48, by South South

          Midit Mitot,

          Who care about your support to other rebels, we are on top of every rebel in South Sudan. Take it or leave it, any shit talk will not sit well with us anymore. The days people used to run to Omar Bashir are over.

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          • 30 January 09:22, by Midit Mitot

            South South,

            Hahahaah that,s bastard hope! time has come for your illiterate and corrupted government to park and goooo!!!!!, good enough your blood suckers Ministers are not willing in peace.

            This will give IO and other oppositions a chances to damp Juba government.

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            • 30 January 09:43, by South South

              Midit Mitot,

              I don’t know how to talk, I know actions only. Come over and meet me at Pagak.

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              • 30 January 10:32, by Midit Mitot

                South South,

                Get you in Pagak? hahaha may Duk Pagak.

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                • 30 January 11:41, by South South

                  Midit Mitot,

                  Every single Nuer town is in my hands. Why do you talk to me?

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                  • 30 January 13:06, by Midit Mitot

                    South South,

                    (Lueth) kach, there is no single state on your dirty hand my dear, talk about Nuerwew may be.

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      • 30 January 21:08, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Your foolish tribal ’president’ Kiir is finished,he is growing delusional each day.Few days ago,he issued a weird decree promoting fat people like Tutkew Gatluak to a Lt.Gen of the army...what?Everybody knows that,that balloon guy can’t even run fast or manage to carry a heavy gun without falling down.Now he just woke up probably under the influence of whisky pardoning his opponent..

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        • 30 January 21:18, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ...giving them amnesty,worthless!I’m proud that NAS has immediately squashed that shit down the toilet.Kiir tenure is closing to an end.Time has come for a regime change,Dinka rapists,thieves,murderers will soon be packed onto trailers and transported back to Abyei,Gogrial and other Dinkalands.Game over,full stop!

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  • 30 January 06:58, by Games

    Very good, that what we are expecting from you fellas. Salva Kiir’s pardons is a joke it should be regarded as a baby talk. Again Noone is owning dry seasons. Salva Kiir will learn unforgettable lessons if he try to use the war as a solution.

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  • 30 January 07:10, by Games

    South Shit
    The peace is returning to the country soon.

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    • 30 January 08:06, by South South

      Games,

      ALMIGHTY Nuer never been defeated ( I’m laughing a little bit). Woh, Woh, Woh, GAARMA. Free nyantits are ready in Juba. Come over and we will take care of your feeding. Anyone who wants peace MUST talk to Kiir. Those days people used to run to OMar Bashir are over, so what can you do now? You MUST come back and meet me in Pagak and we can talk over these issues face to face.

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  • 30 January 10:13, by Eastern

    Kiir has ended with a BIG ROTTEN EGG on his face!

    Thomas Cirilo rejected Kiir’s amnesty; Paul Malong equally rejected that ineffective amnesty! Let them disolve that paper on which the decree was drafted and signed and drink the same - fools!

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    • 30 January 11:36, by South South

      The most stupid person here is Eastern. He deserves to be called dumb ass and not only fool. What does Kiir lose here? He still a president of South Sudan. He controls South Sudan. He controls the army. He can tell Kurkoo anything he wants and if Kurkoo doesn’t like that, he needs to run to net and put out lies. Kurkoo!!!!!

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      • 30 January 13:02, by Eastern

        South South,

        You jenge man should still think better, if you have that reasoning faculty:Kiir’s only the president if Juba only, not much! Whether others are monkeys, stupid or otherwise is beyond you!

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        • 30 January 13:34, by South South

          Eastern,

          Try to be specific and clear. I really can’t understand your point here, but here is my stand. Thomas Cirillo is nothing to us. Do you know why he is hiding in a hotel in Addis? He is afraid of us. Let him come back to South Sudan and meet us there. Talking nonsense will not help you to rule to South Sudan.

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          • 30 January 13:42, by Eastern

            South South,

            Of course you have never understood me - I have strewn and scattered all over the place! Leave monkeys alone, go and calm down the naked jenge running amock in the western parts of Lakes state. You as well ask Kiir to decree the guns there to fall silent, if he’s indeed THE PRESIDENT!

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            • 30 January 14:33, by South South

              Eastern,

              Ok, just go on like that with confusion because Kurkoo can’t spell out details like human beings, that why we call them monkeys. Kiir is a president of South Sudan, in your face. All these talks in net and in the hotels are meaningless to us as long as our country is under our control.

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              • 30 January 21:24, by The Rhino

                Eastern,

                Kiir has received not only a big rotten egg on his face, but a big stinky cow dung right on his face!He is increasingly growing paranoid and losing touch to realities.

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    • 31 January 01:52, by Langbaar

      Eastern,
      People like Paul Malongdit are not your usual idiots who always like to shot themselves on own the foot chap. As for the so-called amnesty offered to those who abstained going to Khartoum and signed the current peace deal, it is just a routine chap. They can either take or leave it, but they must be very careful some of these days. South Sudanese people are going to be at their tails>>>

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      • 31 January 02:00, by Langbaar

        pretty nastily should they again try to mess around. Mr. Paul Malongdit was denied participation in the negotiations in the first place. and he had indicated his intentions that he is not for killing of South Sudanese people and destruction of South Sudan. Mr. Eastern, South Sudanese in the know are pretty much aware. That traitors, foreign puppets/stooges and thieves like Mr. Riek Machar,>>>

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        • 31 January 02:06, by Langbaar

          Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom and Thomas Cirillo are not working for South Sudan and South Sudanese people’s interests. They are working for their foreign masters they have sold themselves and their souls to and they are hellbent to sell South Sudan and the South Sudanese people to their foreign masters with them and this was made possible by Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch henchmen advisors>>>>

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          • 31 January 02:14, by Langbaar

            These four gentlemen are on record wanting South Sudan to be ruled by the UN, the NGOs, IGAD and the AU----the TRUSTEESHIP of South Sudan and the South Sudanese by foreign powers in other words. Here the details of this ’high treason’. Mr. Riek Machar and his wife, Ajany have explicitly said they want the ’regional protection force (RPF)’ to deployed into South Sudan>>>

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            • 31 January 02:28, by Langbaar

              Mr. Lam Akol wants the same, Mr. Pagan Amuom want the same, Mr. Pagan Amuom even went and screamed outside the UN building that South Sudan should be put under UN administration:https://sudantribune.com/spip.php?article59823
              There you go! Mr. Thomas Cirillo again is on the page with Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, after he stole the SPLA money>>>

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              • 31 January 02:34, by Langbaar

                he nudged by his foreign handlers from the US, the UK, evil juus (so-called israel), the UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU to run Adis Ababa for them to go and use him as their blackmail and bargaining after they saw. Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion against South Sudan and the South Sudanese people utterly crushed on the ground. I had repeated this>

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                • 31 January 02:42, by Langbaar

                  fact a number of times here on SUDAN TRIBUNE for those South Sudanese with brains to connect the dots. Mr. Thomas Cirillo went to Addis Ababa and advised by his handlers to create his own armed rebellion and named it NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT (NAS) instead of NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT (NAS), Can you fellows see?! NAS was to rhyme with the Nuers used of the word Naath to mean people>>>>>

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                  • 31 January 02:48, by Langbaar

                    naath in Arabic just means people. And Our Nuers ke nyantoc low lives love of other people things without first know what is that they are taking is what let them took ’the Arabic word’, ’naath’ as theirs. Back to the topic, Mr. Thomas Cirillo, asked the South Sudanese to run away from South Sudan to neighboring countries because>>>>

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                    • 31 January 02:55, by Langbaar

                      Mr. Salva Kiir and the Dinka/Jenge tribal government was killing them?! The US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU didn’t condemn their Thomas Cirillo as to who is going to feed, shelter and clothe South Sudanese in neighboring countries since they were parts of dirty game behind Mr. Thomas Cirillo calls>>>

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                      • 31 January 03:32, by Langbaar

                        for South Sudanese people run away from South Sudan to neighboring countries. The evils in the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their lackeys here in the IGAD and their AU went and ’propaganda machine’ that from South Sudanese million refugees have run to Uganda, over half a million people into Kenya, some South Sudanese to DR Congo,>>>

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                        • 31 January 03:46, by Langbaar

                          over a million South Sudanese have run to Northern Uganda, were alleged to have run to central Africa republic (C.A.R), South Darfur and East Darfur, to go and begged for free food, really? What food do they have in Darfur for the South Sudanese people to go there?, to white Nile (central North states), our Gambella region (so-called ethiopia) prostitute piece of trash>>>

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                          • 31 January 04:16, by Langbaar

                            and Northern Kenya. Lowly informed South Sudanese. We are going to take back our ’Alep triangle’, Gambella region, and destroy every piece of trash Bantuses in *central Kenya, Nairobi, Naivasha, El Doret, Abeshas (prostitutes), Djibouti, South Africa, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, East Jerusalem and bomb, the evils out DR Congo>>>

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                            • 31 January 05:49, by Langbaar

                              Central Africa republic (C.A.R), our still over occupied lands by our arch enemies, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and their allies, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We cannot live side by by side with vermin never ever again. Where do our low lives think, the evils in North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda or Uganda get their food from?>>>

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                              • 31 January 05:57, by Langbaar

                                They have over 50 million in Kenya in a land smaller than South Sudan, same in Rwanda, Tanzania is not asking for anyone country’s free food aid. Mwalimu Julies Nyere experimented ’Ujamaa villages farming’ it didn’t work at the times, but Tanzania is the most well verse and tolerance country here in East Africa reaping the benefits of ’communal farming’>>>

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                                • 31 January 06:06, by Langbaar

                                  They are not killing at each others throats in Tanzania. Tanzania people don’t want to be bullied by any rubbish. Dr. John Garang, the leader of the SPLM/A refused to go and do his research in universality of Berkeley, USA. But came and do his part of research at in Tanzania, Dr. John Garang used to be seen driving farming trucks here in Bor, Jonglei (former Upper Nile), before the ’SPLM/A’>>>>

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                                  • 31 January 06:16, by Langbaar

                                    the creation of the SPLM/A in 1983 fellows. Dr. John Garang was an ’Agriculture Engineer’, He did his PhD research in ’Iowa, US’. For those South Sudanese people who always indulged in US politics. State of Iowa, is ’always the first state in the US to vote for white house elections’. They always send a lot Senators and congress people to Washington than other states in Iowa>>>

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                                    • 31 January 06:31, by Langbaar

                                      Iowa is where the US food is grown. Some other states also do, but Iowa is an Agricultural country. the lost boys/girls of the Sudan, who went to Iowa know these facts. But the question is, are those South Sudanese who went Iowa, US and want to be like Dr. John Garang studied real Agriculture like Dr. John Garang. Yes, some of them are, but a lot of them are just piece trashes>>>>

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                                      • 31 January 07:00, by Langbaar

                                        The cattle in the US and most of the US food are *badly grown----genetically grown food (GMFs)*. Maize (corn), tomato, Potato (Avocado) are Americas food; and even ’our tongping’ (groundnut)(ful Sudan) beans, (Falafel) ful, Misr Egypt (ful beans), millet, varieties of Sorghum varieties, Cassava (Mabondok),

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  • 30 January 21:03, by conservative

    For those who don’t want no pace just stay away from South Sudan because they have nothing to offer to south Sudanese people anyway this pace it belongs to people first because without Dinka there will be no south Sudan and also they mad because our president is Dinka that’s what in opposition mind they should have thinking about the country first otherwise io won’t achieve nothing till they waste

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