Category: Press Releases

Number of States, A Prerogative of Constitution making process: NADAFA Alliance

FDP/ARMY, People’s Democratic Movement, MAR/24/2019, SSN;                

The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA) is dismayed by the IBC, an institution established under the flawed R-ARCSS, calling for a referendum by email to establish the preferred number of states in South Sudan.

The IBC’s action is a futile and fundamentally flawed exercise to confer a non-existent legitimacy on the illegal establishment of 32 states by the unprecedented, unconstitutional dictatorial decree of President Salva Kiir, made at the behest of the Jieng Council of Elders.

The decision on the number of states in South Sudan is a prerogative of the constitution-making process by representatives of the people, not a matter to be decided by the IBC over the people.

The exercise by the IBC is hence meaningless and wasteful of time and resources, as much as it is elitist and non-inclusive of the majority of the ramp population in Upper Nile, Equatoria, and Bahr al Ghazal.

The IBC is further indicted by its poor amateurish choice and use of unprofessional, free personal gmail accounts on the Internet for conduct of public interest business in South Sudan in this day and age.

It is a known fact that non-amateurish and reputed institutions such as IGAD, JMEC, and International bodies often set up and use official and verifiable business email accounts for their professional work, and not dependent on free yahoo or gmail accounts that are hosted in other countries outside their control over data privacy, information security or data sovereignty considerations.

Furthermore, using Internet to get views disenfranchises millions of South Sudanese who do not have access to the Internet.

The available data from sources such as the Commission on National Dialogue survey, showed that 88% of South Sudanese favor 3 states or 3-regions solution based on the former 3 autonomous regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria, and Bahr al Ghazal within a truly decentralized Federal system.

The 32 states which are under the purview of the IBC’s mandate for a decision was a violation of the Transitional Constitution 2011, and which decision should simply be revoked, annulled and voided by a competent Court or Tribunal due process.

While the pre-Transitional period of the R-ARCSS 2018 is nearing its end in a month to go, recent revelations of witness accounts in Bahr al Ghazal indicate that the JCE Government is continuing recruiting soldiers and training of exclusively more Dinka militia in the President’s home state of Warrap.

This is all taking place outside of and in violations of the R-ARCSS provisions to implement it in letter and spirit.

NADAFA has with profound concern and dismay followed the lack and deficit of political will of the parties to the R-ARCSS to implement it in letter and spirit as President Salva Kiir executes coerced recruitment of Dinka militia into the army in Gogrial against the will and consent of the local Dinka community elders in Bahr al Ghazal who refused forced recruitment of their sons into the army.

This JCE government policy poses continuing threats to peace and stability in the country under President Salva Kiir.

NADAFA calls on the masses of our people to stand up in support of continued negotiation for a just and sustainable peace in South Sudan, which addresses the root causes of conflict in a new peace agreement that is owned by the people and puts the people first in peace building and constitution making, but not one owned by the elites and for the elites.

The recent visit to the Vatican in Rome by President Salva Kiir offers nothing new, but rather a desperate distraction to deflect attention away from the looming crisis of R-ARCSS failure to meet key deadlines and implementation benchmarks.

The visit came to try bury bad news and deflect attention of the people of South Sudan from ongoing Kiir’s Government atrocities, murders, killing of innocent citizens and human rights abuses lately in Wau.

As things stand, the country is at a crossroads, R-ARCSS has failed, and IGAD too has failed as an impartial mediator between the parties, for taking the side of Salva Kiir’s Government while the conflict continues.

NADAFA therefore appeals to the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Security Council to:

  • appoint a UN Special Envoy for South Sudan, whose mandate would be to take over mediation of the conflict from IGAD and mediate impartially to reach a just and sustainable peace which addresses the root causes
  • Support establishment of an escrow account for South Sudan oil revenues under international supervision mechanism until a new peace agreement is reached which puts the people and constitution making process first
  • Further to the recommendation on escrow account on oil revenues, the recent report by the UN Commission for Human Rights in South Sudan has established that oil companies, through Nile Petroleum, contribute to the perpetration of crimes against humanity and war crimes, hence the proceeds from oil sale should be sequestered into the escrow account.
  • Mobilize international support for the new peace process under a UN Envoy, together with Troika countries and international partners forum.
  • Support constitution making and state building efforts in South Sudan to encourage cohesion and minimize the risk of state disintegration under the incumbent tribal JCE Government

In the event the Government of President Salva Kiir fails to cooperate with the new peace process, the UN and international community should impose sanctions and consequences on the JCE regime, declaring it a pariah state without a legitimate government.

NADAFA and allied forces and peoples of South Sudan would use all legitimate means to remove the JCE regime from power and protect the people of South Sudan from its atrocious human rights abuses, which it had continued to commit with impunity. END

Copies:

CC: H.E.Ambassador. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan

CC: President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Head of TGONU, SPLM-IG

CC: Hon. Angelo Beda, Co-Chair of The National Dialogue Committee

CC: Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman and C-in-C, SPLM-IO

CC: Mr. Peter Gatdet Yak, Chairman, SSOA

CC: Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, Chairman SSNDA

CC: Mr. Deng Alor Kuol, Representative SPLM-FDs

CC: Mr. Peter Mayen, Other Political Parties, OPP

CC: Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge, Interim Chairperson RJMEC,

CC: Ambassador Chris Trott, Ambassador Erling Skjønsberg,,TROIKA

CC: Mr. Mousa Faki Mohamat, Chairperson of AU

CC: David Shearer, Head of UNMISS

Signatories:

Name Organization Signature
Dr. Hakim Dario

Chairman

People’s Democratic Movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

press@pdm-rss.org

 

Mr. Gatluke Reat

Chairman

Workers Party of Upper Nile

 

 

Greateruppernile1@gmail.com

 

www.uppernile.org

 

Mr. Thomas Peter

Chairman

 

Federal Democratic Party /Army

 

 

 

 

 

“Tycoon” thief, Malong Yor ‘Junior,’ son of Gen. Paul Malong, arrested for theft in Kampala

By Ephraim Kasozi,, Daily Monitor, Kampala, UGANDA, MAR/21/2019, SSN;

Kampala. Three people including a South Sudan businessman, Mr Lawrence Malong Lual Yor, have been remanded to Luzira Prison over alleged fraud in connection with obtaining money by false pretence.

Mr Malong, 30, from South Sudan and a resident of High Neem No. 3 in Juba and Mirano Hotel in Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb was jointly charged with a broker of Congolese nationality, Mr Mike Okitalunyi Lota, a resident of Munyonyo in Makindye Division, and Gavana Thaddeus Zikusooka alias James Byaruhanga, a businessman in Kajansi Central Town, Wakiso District.

In Summary

  • Mr Malong, a businessman and socialite known for posting photographs of himself lying on the bed full of dollars, was arrested by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) operatives in November 2018 in regard to investigations that linked him to gold scams in which several foreigners had lost billions of shillings.

They were arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court at Buganda Road presided over by Ms Joan Ketty Acaa and were read charges of obtaining money by false pretenses, which they denied.

Ms Acaa then remanded the suspects until April 4, 2019 for further mention of their case. This was after the defense lawyer Mr Fred Erisata, asked the court for a shorter adjournment to enable the suspects apply for bail.

Prosecution contends that between February 2017 and December 2018 at different places in Kampala, Malong, Lota and Zikusooka obtained $1.9 million from businessman Wegnew Desire purporting that they were selling him 150 kg of gold whereas not.

Mr Malong, alleged son of ex-General Paul Malong Awan, a notorious businessman and socialite known for posting photographs of himself lying on the bed full of dollars, was arrested by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) operatives in November 2018 in regard to investigations that linked him to gold scams in which several foreigners had lost billions of shillings.

How it happened
In an interview, Mr Wegnew a South African based businessman of Ethiopian origin explained that the suspects approached him purporting to sell him gold at $23,000 per kilogram.

“When I paid them money for the kilogram, they told me that the shipment was not possible for small amounts. They asked me for more money such that they can ship five kilograms. I flew to Dubai but while there, they called me to Uganda and they told me to give them more money such that they could sell me 150 kgs,” he said.

According to Mr Wegnew, Mr Malong offered himself as a license holder for gold trade while Mr Lota was the seller.

In the bid to raise money for the entire 150kgs, Mr Wegnew revealed that he acquired loans from South Africa where he is on the verge of losing both his businesses and his home. END

Pres. Kiir shouldn’t go to Vatican: A letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis

His Holiness Pope Francis / Apostolic Palace /Vatican City, Vatican City State, 00120

Ref: South Sudan President Salva Kirr Manyardit, should have NOT been invited to Rome (By the time this article was published, Kiir was already in the Vatican as shown by picture attached).

I want to thank you for the passion, the faith, the courage and the support for the marginalized and unrecognized victims of wars, violence, sexual abuses such as the recent conference in Rome on Sexual abuses and sexual violence that you have brought to the papacy.

With a heavy heart, I am saddened to learn that the President of the Republic of South Sudan, President Salva Kirr Mayardit, who murdered 400,000 innocent people of South Sudan, will be travelling to Rome on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Your Holiness, Pope Francis,

It is on the record that you said, “Your being Catholic entails a greater responsibility: first of all to yourself, to be committed to being consistent with the Christian vocation; and then to contemporary culture, to contribute to recognizing the transcendent dimension in human life, the imprint of the creative work of God, from the very first moment of conception.”

In this case, the President of Republic of South Sudan could not be any more opposite to your Highness.

I studied Philosophy of Religion, where I had a chance to study His Holiness, Pope John Paul II’s FIDES ET RATIO at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In this particular case, Pope John Paul II had argued “The different faces of human truth, important moments in the encounter of faith and reason and the knowledge of faith and the demands of philosophical reason.”

I am therefore convinced that, yes, with all the works by Your Holiness, there is a room to forgive and acknowledgement of reasoning behind our decision as Christians.

However, we also have to hold ourselves accountable as fellow Christians for the sake of humanity.

During my second year at the University, I became a Nietzschean, for the very this fact that Nietzsche said, “God is dead” and “God will remain dead, because we have killed him.”

I personally think that this visit by the President of the Republic of South Sudan has proved just that. I had then, at the University of Western Ontario referred these lines from Nietzsche to the lost of direction from fellow Christians communities when it comes to confronting injustices and failing to stand with our fellow humans being once they need us.

However, we always remain hopeful and Your Holiness, you are the proof of that hope. I hope Your Highness receives my letter and reflect on this matter.

This President of the Republic of South Sudan has killed 400,000 of South Sudanese and still killing them.

Your Holiness, at the time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you’ll never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” — Matthew 18:1-5.

Your Holiness, the President of the Republic of South Sudan could not be more opposite than this, he’s killing the children of South Sudan. Therefore, before entering The Vatican, he’d answer the current situation in South Sudan.

Although there is only one day left before the President of South Sudan visit your Highness in Rome, I wish this visit could have not taken place to begin with.
Thank you, Your Highness, for your consideration.

Gatluke Chuol Reat
Leader of Workers’ Party of Upper Nile
South Sudan, Malakal
greateruppernile1@gmail.com

Phone: 613-600-3841

Federal Democratic Republic of Upper Nile

Malakal, Malakal

Exclusion of PDM from Consultations with R-ARCSS non-signatories

March 14th 2019,

Dear Excellency Ambassador Ismail Wais,

IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan

Your Excellency, I hope this finds you well.

PDM is aware of your esteemed office lately making every effort to reach out to and engage with all the non-signatories of the 12th September 2018 R-ARCSS.

PDM is aware of your recent meetings to consult only with Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka of NAS, Paul Malong of SSUF/A, and Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak as came in communications from your office.  Your office has excluded reaching out to PDM as one of the non-signatories listed in the R-JMEC report to be engaged by your esteemed office, but so far ignored in your letter of invite for consultation with the said non-signatories.

The selective consultations with NAS, SSUF/A and Oyai Deng is seemingly because they are all military generals with the potential to use armed means if not already doing so as in the case of NAS against Government aggression on their positions in Yei.

The fact that PDM is a non-signatory too does not seem to register in your invitations for consultations, against IGAD directives on engagement with the non-signatories.

The approach of excluding other non-signatories who were party to the HLRF process is therefore discriminatory against PDM and NADAFA allies of which PDM is a member. Furthermore, PDM stance and declared position to open up the R-ARCSS for renegotiation to incorporate our demands is not any different from the position of NAS and SSNDA.

Yet for whatever unexplained reason, your role as IGAD Special Envoy with a mandate to reach out to non-signatories of R-ARCSS is inconsistent for excluding PDM and NADAFA from any consultations with all non-signatories.

This conduct and partiality of your office; for excluding NADAFA and PDM from consultations or any meetings with all the non-signatories whether individually or collectively as a group is regrettable and is grossly unfair and inconsistent with IGAD’s directives to your office.

It’s not that PDM are expecting any real break through in your consultations with the non-signatories given that your office and IGAD are repeatedly refusing to reopen R-ARCSS to incorporate the demands of the non-signatories.

However, we are concerned that the partiality of your office in its selective consultations which excluded PDM and NADAFA, is instructive of the importance your office places on those with the means to use force rather than peaceful negotiations to effect changes in South Sudan.

Having stated the above, PDM and members of NADAFA have concluded that IGAD is choosing and encouraging conflict over reopening R-ARCSS for negotiation to incorporate fundamental demands of our peoples and constituencies that we represented during the HLRF process, and which demands so far still remain unfulfilled.

The consultations with the non-signatories of R-ARCSS which excludes PDM and NADAFA alliance falls short of full conformity with the directive of the IGAD Council of Ministers of the 66th Extraordinary Session of Addis Ababa.

Accept assurances of our highest regards.

Dr. Hakim Dario,

Chair, People’s Democratic Movement (PDM)

LATEST: Gen. Cirillo, NAS leader rebuffs IGAD invitation in Addis Ababa

By JOHN ADUKATA, The EAST AFRICAN, MAR/06/2019, SSN;
South Sudan NAS rebel faction leader Thomas Cirillo has rebuffed the invitation to meet the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (Igad) Special Envoy Ismail Wais.

The regional bloc on March 1, sent a letter to Gen Cirillo requesting his presence at a meeting slated for Friday in Addis Ababa- Ethiopia.

Gen Cirillo is the leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) faction, which refused to sign the September peace agreement that re-united President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar.

NAS spokesman Suba Samuel said the Igad invitation was exclusively to Gen Cirillo, and not his faction.

Recently threatened

“It not possible to attend the meeting on the 8th because that letter is addressed to the leader of the National Salvation Front alone,” Mr Suba was quoted saying by the Eye Radio in Juba.

The regional bloc recently threatened to designate Gen Cirillo as a ‘peace spoiler’ over his resistance to accept mediation.

Igad further ruled out any renegotiation of the September peace deal.

President Kiir has since agreed to offer Gen Cirillo a position in the upcoming unity government, if he joined the revitalised peace deal implementation.

SSNMC Chairman Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro has not joined NAS

SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19/February/2019;

South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) would like to respond to information circulating on social media about Mr. Bakosoro, the Chairman of SSNMC.

On the evening of the 18th of February 2019, information circulating on social media about the Chairman of SSNMC came to the attention of SSNMC leadership.

The source of, or the person or the organisation that authenticated, the information is unknown. The writing contains very serious allegations.

We will respond to some few and very crucial ones: First, that “Joseph Bakosoro quit the government and joined Thomas Cirilo’s NAS”.

This statement is not true. Mr. Bakosoro is not and will not quit the implementation of R-ARCSS. He has not and will not joined NAS.

Second, that “Joseph Bakosoro accuses President Kiir Mayardit of practicing tribalism and that the government in Juba is a well-organized tribal group.”

This information does not reflect the opinion of Mr. Bakosoro nor the SSNMC.

It, however, does reflect the opinion of the anonymous author, the very person or organisation that sanctioned the information.

Third, that “Bakosoro left Juba yesterday and declared himself today in Addis Ababa.”

Mr. Bakosoro traveled to Juba the last week of January, until today he is in Juba because SSNMC believes that a peaceful resolution of the crisis in South Sudan is the only viable solution; therefore, peace must be given a chance.

False information like these are not just distortions but cheap and malicious propaganda to blemish Mr. Bakosoro.

The anonymous author is a sociopathic liar and such information must never be considered authentic and trustworthy.

We reiterate our position that SSNMC’s resort to bring peace to South Sudan is unwavering.

We have resolved that the interest of the country and the people of South Sudan must come first.

Therefore, regardless of any fib, we are determined to work with the Government of South Sudan plus other R-ARCSS partners to implement R-ARCSS in the interest of our suffering people of South Sudan who need peace the most. ####

Contact: Daniel Zingifuaboro Position: Secretary of Information and Official Spokesperson of SSNMC Phone: +61 474 047 016 Email: si.ssnmc@gmail.com

NAS Condemns RJMEC Double Standard Policy: Press Release

JAN/26/2019, SSN;

The National Salvation Front (NAS) is troubled by the unbalanced statement issued by the Interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), Mr Augustino Njoroge, claiming a violation of the Cessation of Hostility Agreement (CoHA) by NAS.

Regarding the events referred to by Mr Njoroge, the NAS forces came under attacks by the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) and the militia affiliated to it (Mathiang Anyoor).

The NAS forces were left with no choice but to exercise their natural right of self-defence.

Surprisingly, there was no mention of the SSPDF triggering role that led to those confrontations in Mr Njoroge’s statement.

To set the record straight, the CoHA is facilitatory as well as part of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). It’s not a stand-alone agreement.

Furthermore, it must be recalled that the NAS signed the CoHA in December 2017 without conducting any military operations against any entities.

The National Salvation Front is non-signatory to R-ARCSS and thus is under no obligation to the terms of the said agreement.

Notwithstanding the above, the National Salvation Front, in good faith and out of a genuine love for peace, chose to observe the CoHA in the hope and spirit of creating a conducive environment for a negotiated settlement that is inclusive, just, and sustainable.

Regrettably, we have witnessed with great dismay the numerous ceasefire violations by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), now called SSPDF, that drew no condemnations from the previous and the present Chairpersons of JMEC, Mr Mogae and Mr Njoroge, respectively. 

Early last week, it was widely reported that the SSPDF Chief of Staff, General Gabriel Jok Riak and the SPLM IO Deputy Chief of Staff, General James Koang Ranley, have resolved at the Joint Defense Board (JDB) meetings in Juba to carry out joint operations against NAS.

These anti-peace pronouncements would undoubtedly derail the fragile peace process.

To our great disappointment, the RJMEC showed no reaction and kept silent on the matter. 

The above account undermines the RJMEC stature as a fair-handed body, and as such, would not be helpful for trust and confidence building in the entire peace process.

Hence, the National Salvation Front urges the RJMEC to refrain from the double standard policy that characterised some of its acts since its establishment.

                                                                – END – 

Dr Lako Jada Kwajok
Chairman of NAS-IRC

SSNMC: Joseph Bakasoro is still the leader, NOT Vakindi Unvu

SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SSN, 03 January 2018 Contact: Daniel Zingifuaboro Position: Secretary of Information and Official Spokesperson of SSNMC Phone: +61 474 047 016 Email: si.ssnmc@gmail.com

Press Statement: The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) would like to respond to media statement issued by the so-called “Leadership of SSNMC” on 01 January 2019. Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro is the only legitimate leader of SSNMC to date.

We strongly repudiate the assertion that he was “officially dismissed as the Chairman of SSNMC”. We had rebutted this assertion before, but we wish to make it categorically clear once more.

The individual officials making the claim were appointed by the authority of Chairman Bakosoro, acting on behalf of SSNMC, appointed Vakindi Unvu as Deputy Chairman, Kwaje Lasu as Secretary General, Abraham Wani as Chief of General Staff of South Sudan National Army for Change (SSNAC) and other officials in accordance with the powers vested upon him by the SSNMC Constitution.

The individuals appointed accepted their appointments and thus recognized the legitimacy and powers of the Chairman as valid.

Under which authority then did they claim powers to dismiss Chairman Bakosoro and continue to make illegal pronouncements in the name of SSNMC?

Such a claim is unsubstantiated and does not merit any consideration. SSNMC, chaired by Bakosoro, is a member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), which is a partner in the R-ARCSS.

To the contrary, the group now calling itself “SSNMC Armed Forces” defected from SSNMC on 20 September 2018 but continue to use the name SSNMC.

The group is chaired by Vakindi Unvu; the Secretary General is Kwaje Lasu (all residing in USA) and the Chief of General Staff is Abraham Wani.

This group is also part of South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA), which does not support or subscribe to R-ARCSS.

The group refuse to recognise the R-ARCSS; however, claim they are committed to Cessation of Hostilities Agreement. The R-ARCSS provides a whole range of measures to bring about peace to South Sudan.

First, if their claim of commitment to Cessation of Hostilities Agreement is true, why the group not use the instruments and mechanisms established to report those violations?

Why are they not collaborating their “intelligence information on the ground” with that of UN or challenge the UN evidence?

Second, if the group is sincere about their commitment to Cessation of Hostilities Agreement only, then they are not serious about peace in South Sudan.

The group’s statement is indicative of their desires to continue to undermine the RARCSS through violation of ceasefire and cessation of hostilities agreements, incitements and character assassination of those who subscribe to R-ARCSS.

Commitment to peace cannot be piece meals. It has to be in letter and spirit, if the group want to claim that they 2 SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE are committed to the interests of the people of South Sudan.

SSNMC, under Chairman Bakosoro, believe that peaceful resolution of the crisis in South Sudan is the only viable solution; therefore, peace must be given chance. SSNMC’s resort to bring peace to South Sudan is unwavering.

We have resolved that the interest of the country and the people of South Sudan must come first.

We are determined to work with R-ARCSS partners, IGAD, AU, UN, Troika and peace lovers/actors to implement R-ARCSS in letter and spirit and to fully abide by the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities agreements. ####

SS National Movement for Change: Calls on leaders to listen to our peoples’ suffering

SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
25 December 2018.

Contact: Daniel Zingifuaboro, Secretary of Information and Official Spokesperson of SSNMC;

Merry Christmas and thriving New Year 2019.
The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) would like to wish all members, supporters, SSOA, R-ARCSS partners, IGAD Plus, AU, UN, Troika and the entire people of South Sudan a very merry Christmas and thriving New Year 2019. It is our hope that the people of South Sudan live in unity, peace, joy and love in 2019 and beyond.

“It is my hope that all of you are well and preparing to celebrate Christmas bearing in mind that the coming year will bring prosperity and lasting peace to all including those people in refugee and IDP camps”, said the Chairman of SSNMC, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro.

The Chairman of SSNMC, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, urges all the people of South Sudan, supporters and well-wishers to pray for sustainable peace in South Sudan so that we return home to begin a new journey towards progress for all.

SSNMC’s resort to bring peace to South Sudan is unwavering. We have heard and witnessed the suffering of our people in South Sudan, in diaspora, especially in the refugees Camps.

We have witnessed the destruction of our beloved country. Our people are living in very degraded circumstances. Our behaviors have shamed us around the globe.

Our people have no shelter, food etc. Our economy is on the bridge of collapse. Our roads are closed and not passable. We have burnt our villages and towns to ashes. We have engaged in inhumane treatment such as rape and child abuse.

We lost respect for life and dignity of human being. We have destroyed our sense of nationalism and social cohesion. Our people are traumatized.

This is time to be honest to ourselves, to our people, to reconcile the people of South Sudan and move-on in unity, with joy, love and peace.

Therefore, SSNMC have resolved that the interest of the country and the people of South Sudan must come first. We have forsaken our individual interests.

We are determined to work with R-ARCSS partners, IGAD Plus, AU, UN, Troika and peace lovers/actors to implement R-ARCSS in letter and spirit.

We urge all R-ARCSS partners to do the same. SSNMC call upon all South Sudanese entities to give peace a chance. We call upon leaders of South Sudan to listen to the suffering voices of our people and do what is/are in the
interest of the country and the people of South Sudan.

Phone: +61 474 047 016, Email: si.ssnmc@gmail.com
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PDM not a Member of SSOA & Neither a signatory to R-ARCSS 2018

For Immediate release –                                                                                                     December 6th, 2018

In the course of this week, the media outlets have been inundated with a surge in statements issued by the compromised factions of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), triggered by the apparent fallout within their ranks.

PDM would like to inform the public, its supporters and sympathizers, that the Movement ceased to be a member of the compromised SSOA factions under leadership of Mr. Gabriel Changson before they signed the R-ARCSS on 12th September 2018. Moreover, PDM has not at any time become a signatory to the R-ARCSS nor joined in its implementation mechanisms.

PDM is hence surprised by the appearance of two new groups purporting to be PDM factions represented by Ms Josephine Lagu Yanga, in Mr. Changson’s faction of SSOA and Mr. Anas Richard Zanga in Gen Peter Gatdet’s faction of SSOA.

PDM would like to condemn the fraudulent use of PDM’s good name by both Ms Josephine Lagu Yanga and Mr. Anas Richard Zanga, the duo are not members of PDM and are not known to be registered members of PDM.

Ms Josephine Lagu Yanga was suspended and subsequently expelled from PDM before R-ARCSS was signed on 12th September 2018.

Mr. Anas Richard Zanga was never known to be a member of PDM.

The public should know that these individuals are fraudulent, masquerading as PDM factions, brought on as convenient substitutes by Mr. Gabriel Changson and Dr. Lam Akol, promising them with R-ARCSS government positions for their support to R-ARCSS of which PDM is not a signatory.

These factions are fraudulent, and the manner in which they were suddenly brought on to assume the name of PDM goes a long way to substantiate the fraudulent nature of the R-ARCSS 2018 and of the so-called SSOA leaders.

The office of the Special Envoy and IGAD mediators are to blame for making the R-ARCSS a flawed, unsustainable agreement in its current form.

PDM would like to distance itself and its name from association with fraudsters Mr. Anas Richard Zanga, and Ms Josephine Lagu Yanga whose PDM-P that she announced on Sudan Tribune a few months back appears to have suddenly vanished and fraudulently replaced as PDM by Mr. Gabriel Changson!

Dr. Hakim Dario,

Chair, People’s Democratic Movement (PDM)