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PDM sacks one of its delegates to South Sudan peace revitalization process


September 10, 2018 (JUBA) - The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) has suspended Josephine Lagu Yanga from representing the opposition group in the IGAD brokered peace revitalization process and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA)

Josephine Lagu Yanga (ST photo)

In a letter sent to the IGAD Special Envoy Wais Ismail and the SSOA Chair Gabriel Chang Changson, PDM leader Hakim Dario informed them of the decision of the Movement to suspend with immediate effect Yanga from representing them at the talks or in the alliance.

"She therefore no longer has authority from PDM to represent the Movement, nor to initial or sign any official Khartoum Peace Agreement related documents or protocols in the name of PDM," said Hakim in his letter seen by Sudan Tribune.

However, he didn’t explain the reason for the sack.

Josephine is the daughter of Joseph Lagu, who was the leader of Anya Nya Movement, President of the High Executive Council in the autonomous Southern Sudan, Vice President of the Republic of Sudan, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nation.

She served as one of the PDM delegates to the peace revitalization talks, firstly in Addis Ababa in February 2018, and thereafter in April, and June 28 – 19 July 2018.


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  • 11 September 2018 10:28, by Eastern

    Josephine Lagu Yanga has not learned a thing...! The way the SPLA morons humiliated this woman when she was the Undersecretary in the ministry of higher education has just skipped here. Some dinka crooks in the regime objected to the idea of wiring money direct to students beneficiaries account so that they can swindle the funds.....

  • 11 September 2018 10:30, by Eastern

    Now I wonder why the daughter of Rtd. Gen Joseph Lagu wants to go to bed with these same fellows who haunted her out of a country his real father defended with his blood...?!

    • 11 September 2018 12:18, by Marco A. Wek

      Eastern, the self proclaimed English teacher who clams to correct Dinkas’s English errors after all seems to needs English correction. You don’t say his father when talking about a female. English as we know it, is difficult even for the natives.

      • 11 September 2018 13:26, by South South

        Marco A. Wek,

        This is very point you made. How can English speaking person like Eastern could made that FATAL mistake in English, to say his father for a female. Eastern is like someone in North America who has learning disability.He doesn’t know the verb to learn has two past tenses (learnt or learned)

    • 11 September 2018 19:58, by The Rhino


      Absolutely correct!That ’old-timer Lagu’ has dwindled and now fading away like a candle light among jienges.He should’ve clenched to his historical inputs and done everything to protect Equatoria from being overrun by jienge savages and other ’juron’.To be honest,Equatoria is the soul of South Sudan and without Equatorians steering it,this country is forever doomed.Thats why NAS and PDM 

      • 11 September 2018 20:06, by The Rhino

        ...are audaciously asserting themselves and spearing to restore genuine leadership,sanity and order in South Sudan.NAS and PDM should never hesitate or shy to weed out,shut down any person deemed naive or conspiring with jienges.These two opposition parties must never make mistakes and allow anyone impede their solid objectives.Its always a oneway ticked dealing with f**king jienges or...

        • 11 September 2018 20:35, by The Rhino

          ..their stooges.Therefore again,I congratulate NAS and PDM on their principles and dearly appeal to them to only concentrate with hardliners from Equatoria and keep on chopping,trimming their bases until final goals are achieved.Given to what jienges have done to our tribes in Equatoria and beyond,no opposition party should even think of returning to the same old jienges shit without....

          • 11 September 2018 20:49, by The Rhino

            ...properly putting down firm guidelines for definite changes or aimed at dismantling jienges cesspool or status quo in Juba.So,NAS and PDM must keep on the pressure,stay resolute and focused,period!

  • 11 September 2018 10:31, by Eastern

    Hakim Draio is right for taking the noncontributory approach to issues. PDM and NAS will be remembered by posterity for standing with the suffering South Sudanese.

    • 11 September 2018 11:04, by South South


      I do believe you start crying, the collapse of PDM is very near. When an organization cannot trust its members, then what is left? Hakim? Shit

      • 11 September 2018 11:14, by South South


        "Eastern has explained that. Bari, Nyangwara, Pojulu, Kuku, Kakwa, Nyepo, Mundari are one: Karo People. That is why we since time immemorial say; .."yi a Bari, yi a pele geleng". We are relatives: karo."

        Maybe Ladu’s daughter is not from Karo people.

        • 11 September 2018 11:56, by Eastern

          South South,

          You are worst than an imbecile...Checkout your facts before you embarrass yourself. Do you sometimes remember who you quote...?

          • 11 September 2018 12:47, by South South


            Don’t start crying like a baby. The only person who introduced the word "Karo" to our discussion is Eastern coward, only Eastern coward, then one of my friend explained to me what Karo means. What Karo means= Bari Speakers.

        • 11 September 2018 11:59, by Eastern

          Dear Sudan tribune,

          Since you have allowed imbeciles to thrive on this forum, why are you selectively allowing my posts lately..?

          South South has quoted somebody and when I want to get at him proportionately, you block my post!

          • 11 September 2018 13:45, by South South

            "The Kuku people have ALWAYS been the tribune of the Karo people in South Sudan"

            Then someone explained it to me as this:

            "Eastern has explained that. Bari, Nyangwara, Pojulu, Kuku, Kakwa, Nyepo, Mundari are one: Karo People. That is why we since time immemorial say; .."yi a Bari, yi a pele geleng". We are relatives: karo."

        • 11 September 2018 19:43, by jubaone

          South South
          I see you’re getting indoctrinated and soon we shall confer on you the status of the "’dupi". Once you are integrated as a member of the "karo" your functions are cooking by village feasts etc. You can’t be a full karo cuz you have no clean karo blood. You must be first a "kamoronit" a fighter.

      • 11 September 2018 11:54, by Eastern

        South South,

        I don’t remember the last time I cried. If a leader doesn’t trust his followers, he PURGES the group. Dr. Garang is the best example of this. He not only stops at imprisonment of those who disagreed with him/his ideology but killed them...!

      • 11 September 2018 19:36, by jubaone

        South South
        PDM isab upright Equatorian party and not for jienges who have no moral bearing and only driven by food. PDM has a party discipline and once Josephine violates any provisions, she has to be reprimanded. Jienges would kill you. That is why jienges rebel straight cuz they can’t dialogue.

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