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South Sudan’s defence minister declines to appear before lawmakers


Angelina Teny South Sudan Defence Minister on 18 March 2020 (ST photo).jpg
April 22, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s Defence Minister declined to appear before the lawmakers saying their term has ended and should be replaced by a new transitional parliament in line with the revitalized peace pact.

Angeline had been summoned by the Transitional National Legislature Taskforce for COVID-19 to explain the army role in the country’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus and prevent continuing cross-border movements from neighbouring countries.

In a letter seen by Sudan Tribune to the Deputy Speaker for Parliamentary Affairs at the legislative assembly on 16 April, Angelina Teny said the current parliament is supposed to be replaced by the reconstituted TNLA by the end of the pre-transitional period.

"The last function of the IG-INLA is the ratification of the constitution amendment bill" Teny added before to stress "The IG-INLA has no mandate to extend its life".

"Given the above-mentioned reasons, I cannot appear before the IG-TNLA until a reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly is formed. However, I recognize your concern regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic."

In a recent report about the implementation process covering the period of January until end of March 2020, the monitoring body, RJMEC, said that the Pre-Transitional Period and National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) since last February requested the parties to nominate their representatives

"To date, the FDs is the only party that has submitted the list of its nominees," said the RJMEC in its report.

According to the revitalized peace agreement, the 550 seats of the transitional legislative assembly will be divided as follows: 332 for the SPLM-IG, 128 for the SPLM-IO, 50 for the SSOA, 30 for the OPP and 10 for the FDs.


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  • 23 April 2020 12:58, by South South

    Lawmakers should not focus on this dirty lady called Angelina. They should go ahead and invite Deputy Defense Minister and by pass her. Lawmakers, just go ahead and invite Deputy Defense Minister, he knows more than this wicked lady full with adultery. Why should someone else deal with this dirty lady. She is ready to spread her legs to any man.

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    • 23 April 2020 13:45, by Midit Mitot

      South South,

      We don,t recognize your dirty Parliament and make sure that we Nuer never fear any one in this Country @yahhh cockroach.

      Bravo Angelina Teny, who are those to call you? let them bark alone their rotten regime has done.

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      • 23 April 2020 14:43, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        Take your prostitute called Angelina and sleep with her somewhere else. We are not interesting to know anything about you and her. This is a lady who slept with many men in the past and she has children with different men, wicked and dirty.

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        • 23 April 2020 17:29, by The Rhino

          South South,

          You stinky dung beetle!COVID-19 and missseriya arabs are after your Dinka ass,why not first worry about that instead of insulting women?Your big dirty mouth is always fuming shit.Collect your fucking animals and go back to Abyei.You are not even a South Sudanese,ya useless MTN!

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          • 23 April 2020 18:43, by South South

            The Rhino,

            Stupid Mundari man. Tell me why Egyptians refused to allow you to attend 4 years college and sent you to years degree with very stupid students? A dirty woman is a dirty woman. You can make her Prime Minister, but still, she is dirty and ready to spread her legs to any man.

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            • 23 April 2020 21:17, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Now listen,street dog!Few years ago,a poor old Dinka woman for whatever reasons or motivations just decided to let both her own child and a real wejeketat/makaku/monkey,suck her already sloppy,hanging titis in the middle of the day.It was disgusting and disturbing to watch,..just imagine,what the hell was she thinking,goddamn it?Now,given that shocking appalling footage, you didn’t..

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              • 23 April 2020 21:27, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..see/hear The Rhino,or witty intelligent Jubaone or Eastern rock insult that adventurous woman, never.We respected her decision.Get this,we KARO Equatorians are civilized.We respect and love women across all borders.We don’t rape them, we don’t murder them and surely never take advantages of any given situation...that is, we don’t robe,steal or kill for greet,period!Only savages....

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                • 23 April 2020 21:43, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  ..like your tribal illiterate ’president’ Kiir,your bloodsuckers JCE and many other street skunks/dogs like yourself practice those habits.Fuck you all, you will pay for this when the right time comes,..its coming!You Dinka people are real fucking savages who will never learn any human condact,morals or standards in all given,structured human societies across the globe.Fuck you!!!

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    • 23 April 2020 18:10, by Games

      South Shit
      In your faces idiots. We fear only God, not to cowards people like you

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      • 23 April 2020 18:38, by South South

        Games/Mentally Retarded Nuer,

        "In your faces idiots. We fear only God, not to cowards people like you"

        Very, very poor English of a stupid Nuer. Angelina is a prostitute. She slept with many men.

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    • 24 April 2020 01:32, by Malakal county Simon

      South South/Slave

      Adultery? Your life is near to end and you owe our National defence minister a big apology before it’s too late!!

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  • 23 April 2020 13:36, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

    This poorest and tribalist man call himself South Sudan always insults and use dejected statement and articles in social media.let me ask him.are you stupid or a dog?

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    • 23 April 2020 14:39, by South South

      Nuer bi Bay Dom,

      Are you that stupid Nuer? Angelina has children with different men. We all know that. Pour your anger to her, she is a very dirty lady. Nuers are dumb asses if they don’t stand with me to condemn this dirty lady called Angelina.

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      • 24 April 2020 09:20, by Senator Y

        There must be a respect for our leaders if we need South Sudan to have unity, otherwise our insults languages will not bring unity among us. Also women are given more respect because they are our Mother regardless of which tribes they came from. As a South Sudanese we need to give respect to our leaders.
        Please let stop that animal Kingdom mentality.

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    • 24 April 2020 06:19, by Kenyang ll

      Nuer bi Bay Dom,

      Are you seeing your own self in the mirror before calling out "tribalist?"

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  • 23 April 2020 13:59, by james john luka

    This is Just a joke! How does she expect the reconstituted parliament without her own party, if they have not submitted their list? Or is it a new decentralization and independence strategy, deployed by IO to run their ministries without parliament supervision? I can’t comprehend this!

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    • 23 April 2020 17:41, by The Rhino

      james john luka aka ajam ajoh aluk,

      There’s no gov’t let alone parliament in Juba today as per real democratic settings and tradition of democracy itself.As we speak,South Sudan is running on a vacuum, jungle, Dinka-centric ’muraa’ rule of laws.This disgusting phenomenon exists only is South Sudan.You ass kissers will definitely need more hundreds of years to understand the rule of law, shut up!

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  • 23 April 2020 15:38, by Eastern Region

    she has touched my heart, only someone like you to say that, Koang chuol cannot narrate the way you narrated it. that parliament is operating illegally must be reconstituted in accordance with the Revitalised Peace Agreement. let those looters bark and you continue with your duty normal like you do.

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  • 23 April 2020 16:41, by Jebel Dinka

    This Anjelina is just another ego-centered idiot. First, her husband never agreed with Kiir to reconstitute the parliament. As a matter of fact, it is only FD who submitted the list of their nominees, oh she expect the entire assembly to be closed until her husband and Kiir agreed? this is simply being naive. Secondly, she was summoned for a just course, the protection of the life of the citizen,.

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    • 23 April 2020 17:50, by The Rhino

      There’s no ’Jebel Dinka’ in South Sudan.Shit,you Dinka people have only swampy, vast terrains, that’s why you damn savages migrated to Equatoria,now naming our mountains and rivers or even areas with your fucking names..NOT so fast you bastards!Those places have their original names and owners.KARO people own and will keep owning those places till the end of times.All savages OUT!!!

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  • 23 April 2020 16:49, by Jebel Dinka

    continued... Citizen’s life she sworn to protect as a defence minister. She should had gone to justify her ministry’s responses to COVID-19 prevention rather than puting life of innocent South Sudanese at stake for her political scores. One clear thing here is that this so called RTGONU will not run this country’s affairs smoothly.

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  • 23 April 2020 19:38, by Paul

    I see an otherwise stable and peaceful situation deteriorating fast! All you guys on this comment board should learn to view each other as South Sudanese and not by tribes. How are you going to solve matters of national importance if you are all talking this way? Backwards!!!

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  • 23 April 2020 19:42, by Tupac

    You people should not blame Nyanteny Adultery. This is how SPLM-IO (Nuer) are. They don’t care about the Citizens of South Sudan, they are always after power. i don’t understand the relationship between power sharing and corona virus preventive measures.

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  • 23 April 2020 20:47, by Mayendit

    From now on, is there anyone not understanding what is the intention of the SPLM IO?. Basically, the National Defense Minister has no Party but to considering herself as a citizen of all sides no matter what how many Parties the country have. It is clear now, Mrs, Angelina Nyajang Teny is a rebels Defense Minister and not the whole country South Sudan nation.

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  • 23 April 2020 21:00, by Mayendit

    The refusal of rebels Defense Minister telling the president Salva Kiir Mayardit and his government officials that, they were coming inside just to organize themselves before attempting the real coup for sure. All defectors including generals must be puts on hold under observation until we know exactly what is going on. Kiir Mayardit is not capable to leaked out theirs secret but some are smarts

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  • 23 April 2020 21:14, by Mayendit

    Angelina Nyajang Teny refusal is a good sign for President Salva Kiir Mayardit to be well prepared that, the peace agreement they were talking about is like Yeman peace agreement when the rebels sneaking inside first and then, they storming the Yeman capital city. Pro Juba government is to make sure Riek Machar and Angelina Teny not escape again.

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  • 23 April 2020 21:36, by Mayendit

    Finally advice to Juba government.
    The government officials must works with Deputy Defense Minister and the general Chief of staff if there’s a concerning need connections for something. The Parliament who summoned Mrs. Angelina Nyajang were not same SPLM Party unfortunately, she failed to clearly understand that she was not serving for one Party line. I am glad Kuol Juuk work good.

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  • 24 April 2020 13:43, by Chiir

    Ya prostitute, the country is in crisis and we need put to gather all forces to fight the diseases. And here you are citing illegitimacy of lawmakers. If you think these are illegitimate, you, too, fucking are! So, get your ass out of that chair and get to work.

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  • 24 April 2020 13:51, by Chiir

    The war against COVID.19 needs all hands on the deck. In other words, people need to unite to fight and win this war against COVID.19. So far, governors and administrators haven’t been appointed. The president, too, hasn’t given full powers to the current caretakers. Who do these people think will lead or enforce the lockdown activities in the states/AAs capitals?

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  • 24 April 2020 13:58, by Chiir

    Who told these politicians that South Sudan is only Juba? I am sick of these numb behavior shown by some politicians and very infuriated by this arrogant response from Angelina Teny, who seem not to care about people’s health, but only and only her position.

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