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S. Sudan president not mentally ill: spokesperson


April 29, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he is mentally fit and not sick, despite reports to the contrary, which he descried as a political propaganda.

South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny (AFP)

Kiir, who spoke through his press secretary, said he is fit, in good health and carrying out his constitutional mandate.

“The president is in good health and fit to continue to lead this nation. If he is sick, the government will come out and tell the people of South Sudan of his health. But now there is no problem,” Ateny Wek Ateny told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

“What Dr. Mawien [Mawien Akot] said is a lie. It is not true”, he said.

Mawien, a South Sudan-Canadian physician said the young nation faces a “dysfunctional system” and Kiir is “detached from his advisers and generals”.

“The president is in sound mind, but he could be under influence. I treat most of the generals and most of them are so sick. Even when the president appears in public, he is not in sound mind and physical appearance,” said Mawien.

“The president is not in his mental and physical capacity to rule the country. What he says are not his words”, he further added.

Mawien, who claimed he worked at the presidential health unit, accused some people around the South Sudan leader of drawing money from the war-torn nation in “fraudulent” ways.


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  • 30 April 2018 05:56, by Kuch

    These propagandists are just bunch of superstitious losers. The losers with their foreign masters just run from straw to straw, but every straw the losers grab always seem to snap. I don’t know who are the losers going to take their superstitions to next? Probably hell to Ngundeng Deng, Riek Machar or to their other foreign master’s magicians?

    • 30 April 2018 06:08, by Kuch

      Was there anyone who was mentally ill in South Sudan than Mr. Riek Machar psychopath? Mr. Salva Kiir is to blame for all these craps though, he would not released the traitors like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot; Rebecca Nyandeng would have been remanded in jail for life with her ugly son & throw the damn jail keys away. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo>>>

      • 30 April 2018 06:14, by Kuch

        and other losers, thieves & traitors being used by their foreign masters as their blackmails & bargaining cards in foreign countries against our country & our people deserve to be killed by fire squad---plain & simple. Mr. Salva Kiir naivety & some of leaders game of worshiping some evil white people---white Americans, English people, their evil juus, the so-called ethiopia, their UN,>>>

        • 30 April 2018 06:24, by Kuch

          their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between like your damn ethiopia or North Sudan. Fellows, we are back. Get the hell out of our country & go to your damn ethiopia, North Sudan, israel, Gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Kenya or South Africa if you bunch of fools want. But here in our country, we will never ever welcome your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus>>>

          • 30 April 2018 11:49, by Tilo

            This is not the first time that someone mentioned of KIir been unfit.
            Niki last time said kiir is unfit partner
            here again kiir is not mentally or physically fit to be president.
            Not only that Prime minister of Ethiopia asked kiir to resign and many more.
            All these people cannot be lying. Kiir has to give up the power simple. He is good for nothing anyway

          • 30 April 2018 17:18, by lino

            Hahaaaaaaaaaaa!!! There you go! You Kuch or mouthpiece Ateny, any of you studied medical. Dr. Mawien Akot is Alexanderia University Graduate, moved to Canada and continued his career, treated most of these alcoholic generals; so what are you guys now saying?!
            Tell us a scientific evidence to the contrary!

    • 30 April 2018 12:24, by Malakal county Simon


      Who doesn’t know that the illegitimate President is mentally ill as he heavily drinking daily.... Stop wasting space daily with your usual none-sense unfound accusations against countries, and Sudan Tribune should ban you (Kuch, Koryom2) for for violenc incitement!!!!

    • 30 April 2018 13:35, by DumoMakuachdit

      Your ugly president ever is gone, stop alarming here yaki fool, you Warrap people are known of cattle raiding and eating championship since you are connoisseurs on looting, shame on you.

    • 30 April 2018 19:34, by garrak1520

      Kiir is not fit per standards of leader. He has failed the nation. Those who believe he is fit are blood suckers. Remember you fought to free the nation, sadly you are enslaving them because of your ego. South Sudan is above all south Sudanese, so go and let more capable folks take over. Don’t behave like those African morons leaders who believe that only them can lead.

    • 2 May 2018 09:09, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Fake Dr. Mawien Akot, where did you get your MD? Please give us an accredited University and when did you start going to medical school and when did you finish? Just curiosity, must people in South Sudan including you are unfit, unhealthy mind, money hungry, self-serving individuals, power greed, and many, many more.

  • 30 April 2018 06:08, by Mayendit

    Mr. Ateny Wek Ateny.
    Even if the president is not ill, you need to consider the shape of South Sudan nation and the situations. Some world’s leaders believes that, the situations will never change in South Sudan unless the president leave office peaceful. Look S. Africa’s former president step out not because he has done wrong things but because there were anti Jacob Zuma and he want peace in S.A.

    • 30 April 2018 06:19, by Kuch

      Who do you think is going to replace Mr. Salva Kiir? If you don’t want him, then vote him out of elections. But because some low lives from Twic East, Nuers & Shilluks or Bari think so? Good luck fellows. Bring the damn think on with your foreign masters & you will come & get us here on the ground idiots>>>

      • 30 April 2018 06:37, by Mayendit

        Remember, the South Sudan is not written on the back of one person. Any qualify citizen will lead young nation. Can you just imagine how many people dies, suffering, 32 States have no budgets at all. Some SPLA pro Juba’s government took 7 Months without pays and later, they might be giving only 2 Months. If you can not defeat rebels and the economic is downturn then, is there any point?

        • 30 April 2018 13:43, by DumoMakuachdit

          This is just a desperate being human who thinks if Kiir step aside it could be the end of him because these are very persons that keep him in power meanwhile their leadership is doing nothing apart from and looting and killing, leadership of Warrapaism.

      • 30 April 2018 08:02, by Games

        You are mentally ill and Unfit commentator worse compared to Salva Kiir...Salva Kiir is not even fitting to be a traditional chief, leaves a lone of running the country

      • 30 April 2018 10:02, by Theallseeingeye

        that’s right, SPLM vision is long dead so as the ARCSS, most of South Sudanese people have lost trust in SPLM, because they proved they are just bunch of arrogant looters and spoiler, the only few who are still supporting SPLM are just bunch of hungry unqualified Jienge who wants to take the advantage of the corruption in the country to fortune and are afraid to loose their jobs.

      • 30 April 2018 22:13, by garrak1520

        Kuch, You are an idiot!!!!

  • 30 April 2018 06:22, by Mayendit

    The majority people who calls on the president gen, Salve Kiir Mayardit are not all anti his government but they would like to sees new leader who can build good relations with those who hated South Sudan’s government. One thing will never go away for sure and that is randomly and creation of rebellion. The foreign policies will improved and the morality of the SPLA/M Vision maybe will come back

  • 30 April 2018 07:50, by deng galgat

    How all just take it easy because everything will be ok

  • 30 April 2018 07:55, by deng galgat

    How mush dollars Dr. Mawien has taken with him to Canada as this is a a usual trick for many thieves like Dr. Mawien to steal many and ran to a foriegn country. How long you are going to run after an idiot like Paul Molang Awan fool.

  • 30 April 2018 08:04, by Lenin Bull

    Guys, peace is what is needed not the resignation of President Kiir! Pagan Amum, Riek, Lam Akol, Bagasoro, Changson, Peter Gadet, Tanginya, Olony, are all there for war plus the folks in government in Juba. Taking Kiir out with naivety that will end the current conflict entrapment in South Sudan is self-deception folks and I’m not one of you simpletons!

  • 30 April 2018 08:08, by Lenin Bull

    Second South Sudan is a country of fools because South Sudan is being used by money makers under the disguise of peace mediators and facilitators when in reality these guys want to make hard cash through wrong and prolonged mediation strategies so that peace cannot come so soon to the country of the fools! Fools, bad fools, and ignorant fools are us South Sudanese!

  • 30 April 2018 08:12, by Lenin Bull

    Some politicians, lawyers, businessmen and ladies, lecturers, and other idlers who have no jobs or get little salaries are resigning in their native countries and applying afresh to be South Sudan peace mediators because it pays a lot of money and for that matter hard cash! Who would want such a peace to be successful once and for all? Which mediator would want to get his pay for one month

  • 30 April 2018 08:16, by Lenin Bull

    Who is that foolish mediator who would facilitate a quick successful negotiation and bring peace to South Sudan and his job is over? Nobody, no facilitator will do that fellow country folks in Addis. Let us not be fools. Our leaders if they are patriotic enough should set their own peace talks, set the time frame, and the venue, and the agenda and meaningful lasting peace will come.

    • 1 May 2018 08:45, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool
      You are amnesic and forgetful, just "chicken 🍗 brains". In one of your writings, you alluded that the "rebels" have been defeated. In this writing you attack mediators. Mediating on what when there are no rebels? Jienge losers should have invited investors into their junk states to prove their control of the country. But none. Lazy, stupid idlers just can’t do anything.

  • 30 April 2018 10:12, by Theallseeingeye

    Kiir has got some few days left to either die or get mad, that is a very good news Mr Mawien, because few days to come, people would either attend Kiir’s funeral or be watching him roaming Juba naked collect garbage in sok konyokoyno. haahaaaa, I can’t wait

  • 30 April 2018 10:26, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    These are just metaphors, accusing someone of mental health is not really what, it ’s in accordance with Jieng saying. This is very common to our people, in particular if u lock horn with someone, But if Mr Mawien is psychiatric where is his code of ethics here? to rev ail privacy to the public which is fault allegations

    • 30 April 2018 10:54, by Theallseeingeye

      Don-Don Malith Rual
      this has nothing to do with privacy,anything to do with presidency is not a privacy in contrary its a public matter. this is even stipulated in the South Sudan constitution, "read this, "https://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/doctor-kiir-medically-unfit-to-president", it is not a Jienge Kingdom such that Kiir can have his privacy ok!, if he wants privacy let him resign.

      • 1 May 2018 09:27, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Theallseeingeye; The link you send was not constitutional link n I do belief that it is not in the S.S constitution either or any country constitutions that personal medical issue be reveal to public, Constitution is about people, country, properties and the way that these should be governed,folks do not mix national things with personal conflicts

  • 30 April 2018 19:11, by lino

    I asked Dr. Mawien Akot to check on mouthpiece Ateny Wak to see if his even mentally fit for the job?!!!!!

  • 1 May 2018 05:44, by Trouble

    We don’t wish Salva Kiir sickness but we wish him being captured alive by mighty SPLA IO gallant forces under the leadership of next president of New Sudan Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. Those keep barking like dogs wishing Dinka President sickness please keep your reservation to yourselves let’s see eye to eye in front lines of the jungle good luck everyone

  • 1 May 2018 06:49, by deng galgat

    Dr. Mawien Akot has violated Canadian Medical ethics that provides ethical guidance for physicians to practice medicine in Canada. This is a system that regulates moral principles that apply values to the practice of clinical medicine.
    Medical ethics prohibite all doctors to go public with information about the medical condition of their patients. Medical ethics rules and laws generally require d

    • 1 May 2018 20:42, by lino

      Hahaaa! He became a politician now, and said bye to career!!!

    • 2 May 2018 03:50, by Nyesi Ta

      What medical information to be protected since there are no real patients involved in the practice. Do you Jenge really have heads? Those involved weren’t patients, but thieves who were stealing public funds through Mawien’s fake medical referals. For example, Ateny eye wasn’t medical condition, but used for fetching funds in a wrongul way.

      • 2 May 2018 04:03, by Nyesi Ta

        Dr. Mawien is another harami since he comes from the same culture of thievery. He felt short of revealing to the public of how many times did he refer himself over the years. He needs to come out and reveal how many times he had made referrals for himself.

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