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South Africa VP begins Sudan visit tomorrow


October 21, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The South African Vice president Kgalema Motlanthe will arrive in Sudan tomorrow on a two day state visit, according to state media.

Kgalema Petros Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa (AFP)

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) said that Motlanthe will meet with president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, 2nd Vice President Ali Osman Taha and presidential adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail.

Motlanthe will also meet with Sudan electoral board commission Abel Alier and visit the International University of Africa.

It was not immediately clear if the South African official will make a stop in South Sudan.

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a press release saying that Motlanthe will hold discussions with his counterparts in the Government of the South Sudan (GoSS) Riek Machar.

“The visit takes place within the context of the advancement of the African agenda and South Africa’s commitment to assist the Sudanese people in the efforts to restore peace and to contribute to the post-conflict reconstruction of the Sudan. South Africa and the Sudan enjoy strong bilateral relations as symbolized by various projects at various levels of government. At national level, South Africa and the Sudan convene Joint Bilateral Commission (JBC) sessions at both Ministerial and Senior Officials level” the South African foreign ministry said.

"South Africa is also involved in governance training Programmes to capacitate Southern Sudanese Officials within the context of the Capacity and Institution Building Project for Southern Sudan. South Africa has also deployed troops and civilian police in Darfur as part of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). South Africa is the Chair of the AU Ministerial Commission on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development of the Sudan”.

South Africa has been taken a keen interest in Sudan’s North-South peace process and Darfur and pledged readiness to help ongoing efforts for peace in the country.


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  • 22 October 2009 09:02, by M.Cool.J

    You see that great man from South Africa is very wise knowing that Kiir is only a place holder like zero that has no any value.Why should he choose to meet Riak,but not the South Sudanese president,Mr.cowboy,look at his hat.

    Mr.Motlanthe,I tell you Africa is only a small room that can be managed easily,but my friends the Southerners and the leaders sweating feeling the difficulty of leading because of lack of leadership skills, how do you see it and we want Sudan separated.M.Cool.J

  • 22 October 2009 09:49, by Sudan virus

    MR. vice president Kgalema, for you to be listened and your probably advice to be acted upon by Bashir, fulfile the following most important conditions:

    1.Convert into Islam

    2.Promise Bashir that your country planned to change its official language from English to Arabic and that all ethnic groups will stop practicing their cultures including speaking their
    own languages .

    3.Encourage him to continue sponsoring terrorist and promise to contribute for the development of the terrorism.

    4.Advice him to retain south Sudan in the unity of Sudan by using forceful and undemocratic means.

    5.Advice him to continue atrocities in Darfur in order to displace the indigenous Africa tribes and take their land.

    6.Ask him for huge amount of bribe, in order for your country to rescue him from ICC warrant of arrest.

    7.Praise him for not considering or implementing any Western
    proposals and interference in the affairs of the Sudan.

    8.Promise your country South Africa will no longer have relationship with the Western world and only to relate with
    the Arab world.

    9.Advice him to undermine the new US policy on Sudan and not implement the CPA.

    10.Praise him for been the most powerful US Oboma protected dictator in Africa.

    Hence,believe me MR. diplomat the Vice president of South Africa,if you fulfill the above list of condition,you will win Bashir,s attention and he will work to bring peace in the Sudan.

  • 22 October 2009 10:29, by Critic_Ngueny

    Are they not going for their own business? Yes,they are.

    Critic_Ngueny from Bor town

    • 22 October 2009 11:42, by DASODIKO

      Haa,Haa, Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, its for the first time to read useful article from you Mr. unti-virus thgat is away from fucking tribalism. Please keep on writing good things because you have them. Writting on tribalism looks on you like a dog put on beats or gold brcelets.

      • 22 October 2009 14:55, by James Tut Biel

        I agree with you my friend on your comment. This guy’s visit to South Sudan is important because he will be the wittness of what is going on between South and North. Let me hope he is not a muslim.

        Let me tell you something here, tribalism, nepotism and the like will never end in Sudan because bribery is always the first topic in our country. It will only be dealt with by you and me when we unite against it.

        James Tut.

  • 22 October 2009 14:56, by unity state boy

    Unity state boy
    why the Deputy president of south Africa meet with omer
    and Ali osman Taha only ? were is kir mayardit?

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