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South Sudan peace monitoring chief rejects calls to step down

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July 15, 2017 (JUBA)- The head of the South Sudan peace implementation monitoring body, Festus Mogae this week has rejected calls to resign and declare the failure of the IGAD-brokered peace agreement.

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Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae (Photo File AFP)

The Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) denied he has failed to perform his duties. He told reporters on Thursday that a section of South Sudanese are unhappy with him, saying he failed his duties and called for resignation.

“Many South Sudanese including the SPLM/IO led by Dr Riek Machar have called for my resignation and they said I should resign and declare the peace agreement dead and that IGAD should initiate a political process outside South Sudan,” said Mogae.

“When that time comes I will make that judgment then I will give up I think that there is still hope,” he stressed

The former Botswana president said he still has a mission to stabilising the situation, pointing out that he would instead exert much efforts to improve on his performance so that he does not fail.

“I will do my best if I think I will fail if it’s that failure that will make me resign, being discredited, so be it. I will say I have done my best, I failed and then I will say it was worth time peace and saving lives is worth to risk your reputation,” said Mogae.

JMEC chairman is accused of failing to condemn the government violations of the ceasefire, attacks and war crimes on civilians committed by soldiers. The armed opposition groups say his stance is not neutral and accused him of colluding with the government.

Mogae said revitalization forum for the peace agreement would be the only hope to re-energize the implementation of the agreement and pointed out that the revitalization of the peace agreement was not a renegotiation of the peace agreement.

“The Peace agreement is still alive but has been wounded, the Revitalization Forum formed by the IGAD heads of states on 12th June 2017 in Addis Ababa is set to get the agreement back on track,” he said.

He confirmed that the government had rejected a proposal to renegotiate the peace agreement, claiming that it was already being implemented and pledged to fast track implementation of areas still lagging behind in the schedule.

“The government has said that is not ready to renegotiate the agreement, the mandate of the revitalization is not about renegotiation it’s about a revitalization of the implementation of the peace agreement,” he stressed.

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  • 16 July 01:02, by Sunday Junup

    Until when you are told that you don’t have salary right? Just wait for judgment because you did not condemn displacement of civilian

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    • 16 July 04:32, by Freedom Fighter

      Don’t blame him, but yourself and your leader Riek Machar for pursuing already a lost case. Any sound minded person would support Gen. Taban and his team for prioritizing peace over destruction

      Freedom Fighter

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      • 16 July 06:42, by Tilo

        Freedom Fighter,
        Most of people were ready to support Taban Deng guy however he does not have stand, he has scrap most of the provision, Especially in security Arrangement. That is how he lost support. Most of us don’t support rebellion. We need peace but Government is not ready to implement and accept genuine peace therefore people are forced not to support GNU.

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    • 16 July 12:45, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Sunday junup

      What the hell are you talking? Since you IO of Dr. Riak failed to to recipocate the cease-fire declare by President Kiir, where on earth you heard one side cease fire, anyway we aren,t against civilian or IO our peace partner but we are against anti-peace element in country.

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  • 16 July 06:40, by dinkdong

    Now, everyone is a dictator.

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  • 16 July 06:49, by Tilo

    Mogue,

    Either you improve or enforce peace agreement is implemented or else time is up for you to vacate your position period.
    Taban as assume FVP for a year now but fighting has rather intensified than ever before. Taban has failed to control IO his time is up. [he prove beyond reasonable doubt that he doesn’t control IO]
    You have only two option buddy, Either peace is implemented or you quit

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  • 16 July 07:06, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    At the outset of the on-going war in South Sudan one would say without doubt that you a failure in the peace process in the country. You lack integrity, humanity and you are in the country for money only and nothing else. You better go back to Botswana to do other useful things because as it stands now you are a disgrace to humanity.

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    • 16 July 13:01, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Mugoa

      Let the barking dogs barks, dr. Riak agent haven,t clear aganda rather then destruction.

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      • 16 July 13:52, by Eastern

        Right. Let Mogae stay on, let whoever is keeping Dr. Machar in South Africa continue keeping him there with time all the problems South Sudan and South Sudanese are facing will just FADE away. Hail Kiir, the Alpha and the Omega of South Sudan, the midwife of SPLA/M!!

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        • 17 July 06:02, by South South

          Eastern

          "Right. Let Mogae stay on", no, that is not right. The right one: Let Mogae stays on", simple use of present simple tenses, third person.

          You see what I say everyday here about your English and your learning ability.

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