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South Sudan Front says Malong is not affected by the split

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South Sudan's former army chief Paul Malong addresses the media after returning to the South Sudan's capital of Juba, on May 13, 2017 (Reuters photo)
October 8, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan United Front (SSUF) led by Gen Paul Malong has swiftly minimised the importance of a split by a faction led by the deputy chairman of its section in Sudan saying it would not affect their struggle and for change in the country.

On Sunday William Ezekiel Kujo Deng issued a statement saying that the SSUF leadership decided in a meeting held on 2 October to sack General Paul Malong from the chairmanship of the group and designated him as an interim chair.

In a statement issued, on Monday, the chairperson of the SSUF Sudan said William was isolated and had no impact on the structures of the group.

"William Ezekiel was effectively a deputy head of the SSUF-Sudan, but his membership was frozen with several members of the office in Sudan after individual attempts to reach out the government in order to return to South Sudan or to have a job," said a statement in Arabic signed by Omer Isaac Mohamed the chairperson of SSUF-Sudan.

The statement further said Ezekiel was encouraged by some members to steal the stamp and headed paper before to write the statement relieving Malong from his position.

The SSUF is the latest political group to be formed in South Sudan in April 2018. The group was not part of the revitalized peace forum.

The mediation didn’t accept its participation in the peace process because its leader is on the lists of sanctions by the United States and the United Nations. Also, Malong accuses South Sudanese President Salva Kiir of pressing the mediation to reject him.

Omer said despite this situation they supported the revitalized peace agreement even if they maintain their demand for a comprehensive process.

"We have never declared that we are against peace or stability in South Sudan. But, we have always appealed to the Government and all the parties to establish a comprehensive peace in which no one can be excluded," he said.

He further pointed to a statement the SSUF issued on 14 September about the revitalized peace agreement saying they support the statement of the Troika countries on the peace deal especially that the agreement may fail due to the large gaps between the parties and the omission of some of the root causes of the conflict.

The IGAD brokered agreement until now affected the opposition groups that are not involved in the process or rejected it.

The mediation still didn’t define an approach to integrate the non-signatories.

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  • 8 October 22:46, by Games

    Malong Awan doesn’t have any forces or groups. He is just lonely Exile Oldman after he failed attempted to overthrow his Nephew Salva Kiir and failed to kill Machar in 2016...with $5.7 millions Dollars rewards. Please Dinka stop fooling yourself, everyone knows the games you guys are playing. Malong had just talked with Salva Kiir and some of the JCE and agreed to allow Malong back to Juba a
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    • 9 October 08:19, by Midit Mitot

      Criminal Malong deserve to be lonely in exile, trouble maker let him get touch of it.

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  • 8 October 22:50, by Games

    Allow Malong back to Juba and dropped the VPs position he demands during their talks. Well done Taban Deng Gai for your victory.

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    • 9 October 09:02, by South South

      To our Nuer cousins,

      We need to forget, forgive and move on to have good future in our country. Many bad things happened during the war, no one can deny that, but as today, Kiir and Riak came to final conclusion that their future, their families future, their tribes future, and country future will be realized only if there is peace in our country. Let’s all follow them at this hard situation.

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      • 9 October 13:01, by Midit Mitot

        South South,
        Your peaceful advice is making senses Yaaki

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  • 9 October 09:50, by Games

    South South
    Yeah, yeah, yeah let the politicians move on and rebuilds “our nation”. No more hurts feeling

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  • 9 October 12:10, by aborigin

    Malong is doomed for future political wannabe failure, if he was smart enough he could have stayed in the government BUT due to maybe greed or poor advice he resort to opposition and didn’t reconsider zero backing from the audience. He should given it a second thought that if i rebel where is my support??. Anyway these are bygones and we should give peace a chance our people have suffered enough.

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    • 9 October 13:12, by Pakuai

      "anyway these are bygones and we should give peace a chance our people have suffered enough. "Paul Malongdit, has not been sanctioned away from our country". Fellows, this is *what your evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creepy allies in between want in our country----that from their so-called *South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo>>>

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  • 9 October 22:06, by One people

    Breaking news. The unfit US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had resigned. She was forced to resign because she doesn’t understand international esteem laws. Michael Obama tried to educate those kind people, by saying that, respect others just like you want them to respect you even if you don’t know them.

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