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January 8, 2017 (JUBA)- A former South Sudanese official has warned President Salva Kiir of a looming "revolution" should he fail to step aside from the helm or change the way he runs the country’s affairs.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir speaks at a public rally in Juba on 18 March 2015 (Photo: AP/Jason Patinkin)

“The people’s revolution is coming. You’re dividing our society .You’re killing your own legacy and our fallen heroes legacy. If you can’t run it, step aside”, Suzanne Jambo, a former secretary for external affairs at South Sudan’s ruling party secretariat, said.

Jambo, a supporter of the president while in office, said South Sudanese were fed up after being pushed too far since President Kiir got into the centre of national affairs.

“You’ve pushed us too far and we are now fed up! You’ve only a few months to act or get out of that seat! Make sure you take with you all your Incompetent relatives, expired old guards & corrupt colleagues," Jambo wrote on her Facebook page on 3 January.

The former party official warned that change was coming and nothing would stop it.

“We are coming and nothing will stop us, the patriots, the youth, the won and the competent", she further wrote.

It is unclear what prompted Jambo to openly criticise the ruling party.

Critics of the former South Sudan ruling party official, however, argued that it could have been an attempt to draw the attention of the president to get into negotiation through middlemen and colleagues at the secretariat or in the government to offer her a job.

(ST)

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  • 8 January 21:09, by Eastern

    Suzanne Jambo and the like helped embolden Kiir. When some of us have written Kiir and cohorts eons ago people like Suzanne thought there was sone good left in Kiir. Let this moron president be left to himself....

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    • 8 January 21:52, by jubaone

      Eastern, Midit,
      You both and I are skilled and analytical, we project events. Others like Suzanne Jambo learn it the hard way. We excuse them. As an Equatorian sister we salute her and wish many of the sisters to come and push our vision of a free, democratic and progressive Equatoria. Every single Equatorian counts. The goal is nearer than b4.

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  • 8 January 22:18, by Eastern

    I am reliably informed that both Suzanne Jambo and Gregory Vasili were sired by Greek merchants who came to trade in Sudan in not distant past. So Suzanne is not a nepotistic?! Just wondering.....

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  • 9 January 00:44, by dinkdong

    After losing her position, she is now enemy of Kiir. Hypocrite.

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    • 9 January 02:23, by doot

      "The people revolution is coming". A lawless Jambo is calling for the revolution! This sense like a foolish factory worker who claims that he do healthy work than Minister of health. what a fool!

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  • 9 January 01:01, by Kush Natives

    My appeal to the president of the republic of RoSS, please hire this lady ASAP! She’s likely to attempt suicide. Just see the way she talks, giving the president of RoSS 2 months of stepping down or face an acts? Where will she get the support to topple the government?

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    • 9 January 08:19, by jengelon

      kUsh
      I supported she been stupid, hypocrite & to clean her mass doesn’t matter this is a very serious situation she is not committing suicide she has backup or been motivated poor Suzan but it’s a wake up call for Kiir to know that the people of SS doesn’t like him been a member of JCE she gave a waiting period I hope Kiir to benefit from that

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  • 9 January 05:39, by Samsung7

    Susan Jumbo’s facebook account was hacked or slivery of tongue. I don’t think she is the one wrote that. Three days ago she had wrote something while supporting the government. Leave her alone is our sister. She is toothless to overthrow the government.

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  • 9 January 06:24, by Nyesi Ta

    Susan was a staunch supporter of Kiir al Awiir over the last decade, what went wrong that she has to be critical when we are at the last minute of this moron in office. Is it because she has been used to the extreme socially and politically. U were secretary for external affairs as well as secretary for internal affairs which meant u have been used inside out and useless now my dear. Mourn!!!

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  • 9 January 07:02, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    There is a saying that Change is permanent and so Suzanne Jambo has given in to the wind of change. She should not be rebuked. She would be welcome to the folk. Indeed change is on the way just because Kiir and his henchmen has torn apart the nation on tribal basis.

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    • 9 January 15:17, by jengelon

      Jur I told you before that Juba is aggressive & it’s people are like pirates they are going to those empty mouths back to their Luaks they won’t come back unless they teeth & this time it more radical we just get started with Suzanne

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  • 9 January 07:46, by Free South Now

    Change after when you are not in the system is your own interest not for the Country.

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  • 9 January 07:51, by real Dinka

    He president and his war rival Riek must be most accountable for the lots suffering of people of this great nation.

    Otherwise the whole country will die starving

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    • 9 January 08:10, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Guys! allow me please, this is South South Sudan and its politics,when they are in govt,the govt of president is good and fair and continue to loots,tribalised and corrupted it undercover but when they are sacked or not appointed the will criticise its as a tribal,corrupts,incompetence and names.Why are we making ourselves to be fooled with all the education,knowledges and wisedom?

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    • 9 January 12:10, by king kush

      Real Dinka
      I disagree with you in your including of President kiir in holding responsibility for the civil war. The president didn’t start the war it was embossed on him by Machar and his supporters. So he bears no responsibility for the results of the war, there is only one man to be blamed and his is Machar.

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  • 9 January 08:32, by Dengda

    Dinka Aliap, your question is valid, people should resigned first and then make criticism that where their argument be consider relevant. Making criticism after loosing job would be consider as resentment and grieving. However, people of South Sudan are the one making themselves suffer, government failed long time ago, but we keep supporting it, based on your relative in government, but not servic

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    • 10 January 08:12, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Dengda!
      I applauds your understanding.

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  • 9 January 08:45, by Maan Palekni

    Confused element, why not shouting from within went you were still active in the government. I know equatorian when they are denied food they cry like children sheet

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  • 9 January 10:50, by Kerem

    She is just a "political prostitute". she is missing the money that she was enjoying when she was singing "SPLM Oyeee song"

    No that the money streams have drained off, she has become the President’s enemy

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    • 9 January 12:25, by jubaone

      Kerem,
      Only very even men have come out so bold to attack Kiir. She deserves credit and respect. Other men out there are worthless and worst political prostitutes than she has been. Kiir is surviving cos Equatorians are keeping him on. We urge every Equatorian to take clear position: We against them period. Bakasoro, Sudan etc on the march to gloryland. Support now.

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    • 9 January 13:42, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Kareem,

      Civilize up man!! Use a decent language. This lady has her right to choose a political position on national issues. She is constitutional right to do that.

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  • 9 January 10:59, by Mapuor

    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"(Luke 2:14). Fellow human beings, are we not tired of wars !.Tribalism is now affecting everyone on equal scale, why don’t we abandoned the current imbroglio and embark on peaceful pursuit of well being!.

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  • 9 January 14:48, by Nationalist

    I’m abit disappointed by the way our affairs are being run by the so rival leaders. Why for God’s sake would someone serve in the same government after being sacked you go to start threating them again. I have never been a supporter of this so called government of kirr. I can never also support rebellion against any regime because those we support may turn to be the criminals we should have never

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  • 9 January 15:03, by Ram Mi Ran

    Jieng Council of Evils are the one to be blame under their sultan illegitimate president Salva Kiir. but sorry Jambo you are late, you suppose to advice him when you are still as SPLM secrtary for external affairs. After you lose your job now you are claiming to be among nationalist. Salva Kiir listen only bullets on this earth. try to mobilise youth to get rid of JC of Evils.

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