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S. Sudan’s Kiir denies confirming Rebecca Garang’s "death"


March 19, 2017 (JUBA) – The office of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed reports claiming the country’s leader had allegedly confirmed the "death" of Rebecca Nyandeng Garang, widow of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) founder, John Garang.

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Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior (ST File Photo)

Ateny Wek Ateny, the presidential spokesman said Kiir’s alleged confirmation of Nyandeng’s "death" that circulated on social media was “just an evil-wishing spree.”

The presidential spokesman said Nyandeng has immediate and extended family members who would have confirmed or denied such news, if any.

"President Kiir has not spoken to anybody about the passing of John Garang’s widow nor did he mention the word ‘dead’ of any opposition leader," he said.

Ateny advised members of the public to disregard the news and treat it as a scam.


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  • 19 March 2017 21:54, by lino

    Strange South Sudanese are looking for death to solve their problems!!!

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  • 19 March 2017 23:34, by Gabriel KK

    She is evil but I don’t want her to die.

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    • 20 March 2017 06:54, by hamil

      Gabriel KK,

      I mean no offence but do you really know evil? Evil is killing of innocent Nuer civilians, evil is raping of women without condemnation from the government, Evil is corruption and stealing of public funds, Evil is looting and theft of people’s property by the people who are suppose to protect them, Evil is the injustice we see always. Tell me did Mama Nyandeng do this to anyone?

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      • 20 March 2017 11:55, by Tilo

        This one minded lunatic will never understand, No matter how hard you try to tell them, right from wrong, They need more 1000+ years to have that concept.

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  • 19 March 2017 23:43, by Dak tak

    The killer of Dr John Garang are still at it, they recently circulate the fake news about his son Mabior and now came for Rebecca as if their lives are in their hands. These 2004 group now in grip of power will one day regret all they are doing now.

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  • 19 March 2017 23:45, by Kush Natives

    South Sudanese politicians are trying everything possible. Bringing death into negotiating table is not the solution at all! NO one in this universe would wish someone’s death. But,what I am seeing here, it does look like it’s something to do with politics. Why would it be president Kiir to confirm here death? Doesn’t Nyandeng have a family members? When did SPLM become a family to confirm it’s me

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  • 19 March 2017 23:52, by Kush Natives

    We all know for sure that, she’s a bad mother. But, J1 shouldn’t be pointed finger on. She’s nothing to nobody, rather then Mabior’s mother. Therefore, let’s all drop these crazy ideas, that J1 should confirm her death!

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    • 20 March 2017 06:36, by jengelon

      Exactly Nelson Mandela became SA father of the nation & Winnie became bad betrayer mother of the nation as well as Dr John Garang the founder,hero & father of our nation while Rebecca remains only Mabior’s mother Let’s forgive here & God the almighty to do his work Amen

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  • 20 March 2017 03:10, by Nyesi Ta

    Kiir Al Awiir, the serial killer and murderer of South Sudanese wished the widow of late Dr. John Garang death as if the death of Dr. Garang is not enough. He and his Bahr El Ghazal group who now dominate the so called JCE, were the culprits who planned the death of Dr. John. Ya Kiir Al Awiir Amul Isabak min kul al jaraim al inta amaltu le shaab al Junub.

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    • 20 March 2017 03:59, by DHARCHEP

      Nyesi Ta,

      Stop insulting Salva Kiir. He was not a killer, but he was a liberator. What was so important about Nyandeng Chol, the wife of the Late Dr. John Gaarang if she passed away? If she passed away that was God who called her. We have thousands of people dying every single day and night. Why people complained when they heard that Nyandeng Chol passed? If her time came, she can go. No worried.

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      • 20 March 2017 06:23, by Nyesi Ta

        Kiir Al Awiir has killed Dr. John Garang, the real liberator who through his ideas and determination liberated South Sudan. If he were to be alive, our people in South Sudan wouldn’t die for no just cause. This rotten to the core tribal leader created the mess in the country. All of us are waiting to die but it shouldn’t be Kiir killing us. Keliu ye amul hisabu baat kul al jaraim al hu amalu.

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      • 20 March 2017 07:19, by truth teller

        what liberator .... the whole independence of South was a mistake ... Kir is worst than Arabs .... they didnt rape women like this .. who did h liberate he made everyone slave.... when sudan was one kharoof was 10 times cheaper .. medicine was cheaper ... now only death is cheap

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    • 20 March 2017 04:12, by junubi

      Nyesi Ta
      talk sites with your stupid asshold you will died foolish like a goat on this earth.

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      • 20 March 2017 06:42, by Nyesi Ta

        Kiir al awiir is a rotten leader who has nothing to offer South Sudan. He has reduced the might SPLM to nothing, but a tribal organization. His contributions cannot be counted, for his has destroyed everything he invested in his struggle to liberated the country. He liberated South Sudan to destroy.

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    • 20 March 2017 06:11, by Kush Natives

      Nyesi Ta,

      Are you drunk or what? Did you correctly read the article or are you just trying to make your own article? Come back here and talk to us! When did Kiir wish her Nyandeng death?

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      • 20 March 2017 09:00, by Kush Natives

        Nyesa Ta,
        I don’t think that, you’re concentrating with the particular topic. Go back to my comment asap please! I believe that, you have got an out source influence. That’s what I concurrently observed from you. Otherwise, an intoxicated human wouldn’t agreed with anything.

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  • 20 March 2017 06:31, by Nyesi Ta

    The person who drinks like fish is stupid kiir al awiir who has been running the country drunk every single day of his presidency that’s the reason the country is in a mess. Historians shall judge him as a failed leader.

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    • 20 March 2017 11:34, by jubaone

      Nyesi Ta,
      We often wonder how God ever thought of creating such hopeless creatures that have brought so much misery and destitution to millions of innocent people. If that is the price of liberation that certain "motherfuckers" now kill, rape, steal and murder, then the liberation and human sacrifices was in vain. We need a 3rd liberation. This time from tailless monkeys.

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      • 20 March 2017 12:21, by Nyesi Ta

        Those savages in Juba missed the point of understanding what a gov’t is about because the don’t know its meaning. They captured power and instead of embarking on national programs of human and physical development, they started abusing the people by bullying, raping, killing, looting, the list is too long. At one point they claimed they are born to rule or will rule SS forever.

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        • 20 March 2017 12:34, by Nyesi Ta

          Kokora happened in the 80s for a good reason, and it is this behavior that is manifested today. I have been saying if anyone wants to rule, they should rule responsibly but those savages who do not want be called animals and yet animals are better than them don’t understand. The people of SS and historians will never forgive them thugs and murderers under the tribal leadership of Kiir al Awiir.

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      • 20 March 2017 12:29, by South South


        I have very short story for you. In Yei town innocents and poor Dinka families were targeted, killed, called names and forced to leave Yei. We sent to Yei very well trained SPLA to watch fifth columns and teach them very dear lessons about war, well, cowards could not take the heat and they ran to Uganda, our friends in Uganda let them in and closed the doors.

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        • 20 March 2017 12:35, by South South

          They are now in Uganda like chickens in cages. They cannot move freely, food comes once a month from UN. I heard that a few of them started committing suicides. I do not want that suffering of our people to continue. Solution: Take president Kiir’s call for dialogue very serious because this is the only way out for you to live in South Sudan. We told you rat eater that war is not good.

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          • 20 March 2017 14:20, by jubaone

            South South,
            You can stuff this hopeless dialogue down your jienge throat cos the Equatorians were fed up of stinking MTNs squatting everywhere. Even as you foolishly allude us to be eating rats, we are far intelligent and smarter than you worthless creatures. You have to be cared for, herded and controlled like your cows cos you lack intelligence. Funny that your jienge drifters want to eat rats

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            • 20 March 2017 14:25, by jubaone

              South South,
              Dud you find your relatives among those fleeing to their masters in Darfur? You are warming your butts somewhere as a lost boy in Uganda or Kenya instead of starving. You are luck. Otherwise we could see you in TV 📺 "the hungry jienge prince". Bye 🙋 from Equatoria, go home ya aryan jienge.

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              • 20 March 2017 14:32, by jubaone

                South South,
                War is allover SS except in jiengeland. Funny, that the lazy creatures are even fleeing when there is no war in their areas why? Hungry scoundrels, lazy and only depend on free looted things. That is their nature. They can’t use their brains to good and decent jobs, so they resort to banditry, murder and corruption. Just Satan’s adopted children - evil creatures.

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                • 20 March 2017 14:47, by South South


                  I am not going to respond to all these empty words from you, but I want to say this: I do not want anything bad to happen to any innocent South Sudanese whether from Equatoria or Upper Nile or Bhar El Gazal. What I will not tolerate and SPLA is behind me are those who think they will force themselves to power in South Sudan by force. Those guys need to go to Uganda refugee camp as they

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                  • 20 March 2017 14:53, by South South


                    are now. We are the one who liberated South Sudan from Fake Arabs, if any monkey eater thinks, he/she wants to be a president of South Sudan, they need to wait for election. Anything other than that will be stopped by all means. Losers, we are in Juba, Yei, Malakal, Wau and all South Sudan cities and towns. Try to force yourself in one of our city and see what you will receive, shut up

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                    • 20 March 2017 15:28, by jubaone

                      South South,
                      Start thinking how you will overfly Equatoria direct to your luak or remain a jienge fugitive and vagabond all your life. Did you visit Yei or Nimule recently? If not try please. There are so many of your species there enjoying byshrats and monkey meat, than go to Bor and starve or get abducted by Murles. They can’t go back to Jonglei. 😁

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                      • 20 March 2017 19:31, by South South


                        You are born with lies. I just passed Nimule-Juba road with goods from Uganda, all what I saw were SPLA soldiers. There is no one single place in Equatoria SPLA will not visit. Who are vagabonds? I think those sitting in refugee camp in Uganda are real vagabonds. We are controlling everything monkey eater. In Equatoria, people do not just eat rats, but the own them and keep them at home.

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                        • 21 March 2017 09:59, by jubaone

                          South South,

                          Bloody jieng liar. How could such a MTN evade the arrow boys, just pass and travel the Juba-Nimule road without being hunted down like some monkey? Watch out. Were you going for some rat soup or monkey meat? Your fellow jienges in Nimule seem to like them and cant now return to Bor. Unable to travel to Bor or Rumbek? There you can get free WFP airdrops with vitamins, ya kaslan MTN.

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              • 20 March 2017 14:53, by nuer food lovers

                The heroes and veteran have histories to narrate, what do Aldo Ajou and Bona Malual Madut have to narrate? Of course wishing Garang family distinct in the face of South Sudan is their polito-evil success of the former Bashir butts lickers. This will not prevent kiir mayardit exit not matter and how much will we pay in terms of human cost,

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              • 20 March 2017 15:00, by nuer food lovers

                2.1 million within s. Sudan displacement camp.
                698000 in Uganda.
                89000 in Kenya.
                342000 in Darfur. Mainly from Awiel and WBG, Warap.
                305000 in White Nile state in Sudan.
                68000 in Congo mainly from WE state.
                4900 in Central African Republic mainly from WBG and Awiel.
                Out of 13million let the country and we are still talking shit that the Rebellion is against Dinka

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              • 20 March 2017 15:05, by nuer food lovers

                Some of my idiot tribe mate are talking shite here, the liberation had been hijacked and use the resources to feed a plogmy family.. The liberation is the only left options, why is people in Awiel and Warap migrating into refuge camp when there’s no war in their backyard?

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              • 21 March 2017 14:33, by AK 47

                what I you are in South Sudan during liberation time you would how liberate this country in each platoon you get Dinka 80% or 99% up to now and saying go home just look for treble and you son live Juba for us just try any thing with your new rabble group you will running out of Juba . Mathang Anyorr 2 oyee.

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  • 20 March 2017 06:41, by Theallseeingeye

    DHARCHEP, Kush Natives and Junubi
    there is no smoke without fire. Kirr must have said that before, you can expect the impossible from him, he can repent today and order for the torture and killing of priest tomorrow..

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    • 20 March 2017 06:43, by Nyesi Ta

      Therefore, he (Kiir al Awiir) is serial killer.

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  • 20 March 2017 06:47, by hamil

    Even if the president didn’t say it one thing that is clear is President Kiir, Museveni and the CIA killed Dr. John Garang reason being he was advocating for a "United Sudan" whereas the likes of Kiir and the US wanted cessation; this game has not gone in favour of the US because the US isn’t getting what it wants Kiir is the winner here but his game is also marred by his evil doings.

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  • 20 March 2017 07:34, by Nyesi Ta

    Thank you for putting the record straight by explaining to those pigs (an animal that forgets easily) to understand, for this is very reason our country is lagging behind because smart people like you have to waste alot of time to make them understand yet they don’t.

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  • 20 March 2017 07:59, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The report of death of widow Rebecca Dr Garang shouldn’t be celebrate, because though it is true, she is affected by heart attack.

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  • 20 March 2017 19:13, by village leader

    That hatred must stop. If SPLM IG want people to die.Why did they let Riek Machar leave Juba? Nyandeng is harmless compare to Riek Machar.

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