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Southern Liech state official defects to rebel forces


September 15, 2017 (NYAL) – The commissioner of Nyal county in South Sudan’s newly created Southern Liech state has declared allegiance to rebel allied to ex-First Vice President, Riek Machar.

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Peter Gatkoi Beliew said government had failed to restore peace, despite its commitment after signing the 2015 peace agreement.

Beliew was appointed by Southern Liech state governor, Taker Riak Dong soon after President Salva Kiir increased states to 28 from the initial 10.

The commissioner, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, said he decided to join the rebellion under Machar after the Juba government failed to bring peace to the population in the country.

“I’m declaring myself today to the armed opposition, not because of fear of persecution, but because I have witnessed the horrible conditions being faced by the South Sudanese in the IDPs [internally displaced persons] camp on the ground,” he said Saturday.

He urged leaders to put the country’s interests above personal ones.

“South Sudan belongs to all of us, we cannot watch while the people are dying every day when the same people have voted for the independent of this country. I have to stand up and join them in the suffering to fight for better South Sudan,” further said Beliew.

Last year, members of the armed opposition faction detained a plane carrying Beliew after he landed in Ganyliel, a rebel stronghold. He was released after negotiations, but placed under surveillance until he declared his support for rebellion.


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  • 17 September 2017 10:08, by john akeen

    I hate reading nows from my country South Sudan, and I hate reading our people comments, and I hate reading about our stupid people who think they can change something by war in their own country. What a stupid people, please you need to work for something if you something, what do you mean about you defected rebel groups because you want peace? This is what is going on in South Sudan, I defected

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    • 17 September 2017 10:15, by john akeen

      To rebel I defected to government, that’s all you got, my question to you stupid old man, your defection to rebel is bring what, is going to bring peace or just the end of the suffering?

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      • 17 September 2017 17:08, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        There might be some other elements attach to this defections, could be frustration, or mental issues. If you follow all these move that our people are taking, going in and out then you can realise something is goings-on wrong,n it all goes to defections as scapegoat,we can really know who’s wrong or right here, only God have the answer to all these episodes

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      • 17 September 2017 21:48, by padiit gaga

        Welcome back to join freedom fighters there is No peace under Salva Kirr Government the world see s.sudan as failed state under his administration there is No way to follow failed government he does not like peace but war you need to fight according to Jieng master plan the said No none Dinka must get leadership, development in s.sudan for 200 years if you do not fight for right you gone.

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        • 18 September 2017 04:25, by Don-Don Malith Rual

          Thanks Padiit gaga; much appreciated, there come various time ? that one feels like quitting from the website n the heart ? for nation compiled myself, any way there is no fail state,a fail state is the one whose people re the one playing re the one dragging it down,themselves,let’s folks show me a good country n I will show a good president, believe me not.

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      • 18 September 2017 08:45, by Free at Last Viva!

        Mr. John,

        There is something that you should know. There are situations where war is not relevant and situations where war is a solution to bring peace. In our case, unless through war, Salva Kiir won’t stop abusing power. Remember that peace come after war; and democracy is gained in expense of dear lives, unless we have leaders (Salva and Taban) with a sound mind.

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      • 18 September 2017 08:47, by Free at Last Viva!

        it is a shame on those who re defect to the government from which they rebelled against. it is like a dog returning to its vomit.

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        • 18 September 2017 12:20, by Don-Don Malith Rual

          Do you folks know the reason as to why defections is the common practice within South Sudanese?simply the president (aci kooc nyong thaar aliir) 🌕 full Stop.

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    • 18 September 2017 14:46, by Sunday Junup

      I also hate you for not changing the government by what you think can change it rather than war. When are you changing the presidency? i thought you would change it in 2015 election! if war is nothing to you

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      • 18 September 2017 18:12, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Sunday junub;do you think the changes in leadership is a solution to the south Sudanese problems? I doubt,u the pressures group think that this government is presidentialism system of governance, this is a 🎉 party government, if u doubt this then u re partisan dealignment

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