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South Sudan’s Machar is in good health, says his office


Anyuak community leaders giving necktie gift to FVP Riek Machar, and bead gift to his wife, Angelina Teny, at their Jebel Kujur residence, Sunday, 12 June, 2016 (ST photo)
May 22, 2020 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese First Vice President is in Juba where is self-isolated after testing positive for coronavirus five days ago, said his office on Friday.

Rumours circulated in the social media claiming that Machar had left the country to London with his wife and defence minister Angelina Teny.

The fake news insinuated the deterioration of his conditions, paving the way for political troubles in the country.

In response Machar office, issued a statement dismissing the rumour and asserting that the First Vice President is still in the country.

"Please ignore the false rumours circulating on social media" about Machar and Teny departure to the United Kingdom, said his press secretary James Dak.

"Both are also in good health and may soon resume their normal official activities after 14 days are over," he further stressed.

On 18 May, the First Vice President announced he tested and his wife positive for COVID-19 and self-isolated at home with mild symptoms.


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  • 23 May 05:11, by Mayendit

    James Gatdet Dak
    I heard a lot from Nuers talking about you. Most people are questioning you why are you returning to serve as a press Secretary for Vice president Riek Machar Teny. One of my friends are wondering the returned of James Dak, they says why not taking a different position than press Secretary?.some people are saying, the government should arrested him again so that he will learn.

  • 23 May 05:20, by Mayendit

    James Dak.
    No one worry about Riek Machar Teny, we love James Wani Igga and Taban Deng Gai are the best vices Presidents in South Sudan. Riek Machar has a blood in his hands and his wife also is a radical woman and we wishing them to go hell. A million innocent people have been killed because of Riek Machar’s rebellion since he break up with late Chairman until now.

    • 23 May 10:51, by wau-wau-wau

      Let James Dak do his professional work that he loves. Those Nuer who said Dak should not be press secretary for Dr. Riek are those who hat James Dak and Dr.Riek.

      • 23 May 11:42, by South South


        James Dak is a sitting duck. I want him to be Riek’s press secretary because he is scare to death to be arrested again. He will watch his mouth 24/7 days a week or he will go back to jail again and we will bring back his previous charges. You will not hear him talking nonsense again.

        • 23 May 12:44, by Khent

          South South

          You want Jakes Dak to live in fear of an unjustified arrest? Why do you want to escalate things in the country? We don’t need anymore tensions or conflict.

          • 23 May 15:15, by South South


            What I know about James Dak is unbelievable mendacity, lie, making up things, color things, cheat and all of that. You are so bias to give away huge praise for Nuer 1800s, Nuer community is a community of violence from day one, nothing change.

            • 23 May 16:13, by The Rhino

              South South,

              You filthy skunk!COVID-19 has already taken charge of your greedy Dinka uncles in town, why not first worry about that immediate threat and shut the fuck up?Where is your damn Dinka proof that heat can kill the virus huh?Shit,your stinking snout always gets you into big trouble!Get this ya MTN,some of your infected savages (with foreign passports) have already done left the country..

              • 23 May 16:24, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..and there are many, according to protocols/files on table.Fuck,all those pathetic cowards!"Connoisseurs of the good field would say,..this is the wonderful season to storm J1 and call it a "People’s Day"!May all savages and bloodsuckers rot in eternal hell.FUCK!

              • 23 May 17:21, by South South

                The Rhino,

                Shit, coronavirus killed 6 people in South Sudan including Major General Ohisa Robert from Equatoria. This is nothing to compare it with US for example, where more than 95000 people are dead. You see, this unbelievable for telling lies is always with monkeys of Equatoria.

                • 23 May 17:40, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  Not only 6 died but many will follow as of 2/3 of the general population will be infected.Don’t forget that the virus has been there since January 2020.Your fucking Dinka uncles ran from neighboring countries and abroad loaded with the disease violated every preventive measure at Juba International Airport.Illiterate foolish Kiir let them all in,shit!Now he has the virus,idiot!

                  • 23 May 20:17, by South South

                    The Rhino,

                    Monkey, coronavirus goes after old people like you, jubaone and Easter who is already dead. Dinka communities are very young communities, no worry about coronavirus. Fucking monkey communities are very old communities, covid-19 will deal with them.

                    • 23 May 21:22, by The Rhino

                      South South,

                      Wrong!COVID-19,sequently and brutally goes after chaotic,poorly & healthily maintained savage environments like those in Dinka regions where you came from.Given now the situation in Juba,where all rich Dinka people from foreign countries transported the virus into the country,yes old people like yourself (the foolish majority & Nyagats) will die,..good news,R.I.P!Who cares?

                      • 24 May 12:16, by jubaone

                        Rhino, Eastern
                        Jiengestans are literally empty once all grown up ass jienges have dashed away and living in Equatoria, Uganda, Kenya and Sudan. It’s only the frail, weak, old, poor jienges who’ve been left behind. No wonder South South and the rest jienges can’t return to their luaks cuz they’d either starve or get killed. Covid-19 will finish the rest.

                    • 24 May 08:43, by Eastern

                      South South,

                      What evidence do you have that Maj. Gen Ohisa Robert died of COVID-19, you motherfucker?

                      Eastern is a rock and will continue to remain pain in your backside. Where’s Michael Makuei who denied the existence of COVID-19 in South Sudan, you fool?

              • 24 May 12:24, by jubaone

                Rhino, Eastern
                First pics of parts of the highly publicized jienge Juba-Rumbek highway have been washed away by the current floods in Juba. These short-legged Beijing pigs simply poured crushed gravel mixed with tar and compacted it. No any international standards or formats were applied. No supervision was done. Jienges don’t have civil engineers and they didn’t want Equatorians to supervise.

    • 24 May 15:45, by Malakal county Simon


      We are in peace now!! Accept Dr Machar as your leader, a First Vice-President or totally, reject the peace.... We are tired of your constant nagging Dr Machar this and that!!

    • 24 May 15:46, by Malakal county Simon


      We are in peace now!! Accept Dr Machar as your leader, a First Vice-President or totally, reject the peace.... We are tired of your constant nagging Dr Machar this and that!!

    • 27 May 13:28, by Midit Mitot


      Your wish-less vomits will end at your mouth, Wani Iagga and Taban Deng have been working so many years without Dr Machar yet never bear any fruitful,

      what was their strengths in this country and at their work?


  • 23 May 06:05, by Games

    Good for clearing up those lies from those disparate Dinka who have been constantly wishing the outcomes President of the South Sudan to die. Too for cowards people

    • 23 May 09:12, by Khent


      Your intense obsession with the Dinka is precisely why a portion of your people joined the enemy in the 80s and the rest doing the same in 91, so we don’t much care for your outbursts. Your Nuer nationalism was always just a distraction - a nuisance; Arab Nationalism is what concerned us and you were just a sideshow...

      • 23 May 10:36, by Khent

        ..Refrain from these unprovoked references to the Dinka and accept that we now have a chance to build a sustainable peace as a family. I don’t even hate the Nuer because I truly believe that you were the most principled, ethical and most honourable tribe prior to the 80s...

        • 23 May 10:46, by Khent

          ..The Nuer of the 1800s would have been the ideal South Sudanese; I would gladly swap all 64 tribes of South Sudan for the Nuer of the 1800s and have a monoethnic country with people like that. I don’t condemn the Nuer for the events of 91 out of hatred... I do so out of disappointment and the recognition that you surrendered your moral supremacy by joining Khartoum.

          • 23 May 16:51, by The Rhino


            well,well,well,if this ain’t Khent the librarian himself.Look,swapping all 64 tribes of South Sudan into one big crowd of food lovers (Nuer) as S.Sudanese is a dangerous thing,don’t you think?Of course some of the Nuer individuals might be good people (I don’t know), but facts always tell,"an apple doesn’t fall afar from its trunk"!If these Nuer behave so the way they do today,trust me....

            • 23 May 17:09, by The Rhino


              ..they must have been behaving like that for years,decades and centuries,simple logic!Same thing I can say about the Dinka savages.Anybody who expects that Dinka people are God fearing tribe,who always preach messages of love,peace,charity,respect,harmony,dignity and development is either a total fool,a retard or a fucking drug addict.Fact is,you savages have an inborn violent culture.....

              • 23 May 17:26, by The Rhino


                ..of existence,even among your same tribe/Dinka sections.The chaos and level of anarchy in South Sudan today is based on that vested mentality,..steal,kill,and shit in one place without thinking of any retributions.Thats why many of you misfits couldn’t bear it anymore but ran to Equatoria.NO,NO,NO,we say NO this time, go to hell,full stop!!!

    • 23 May 10:43, by South South

      Games/Mentally Retarded,
      Are you writing in English or in Nuer language, what is outcomes president in English? What’s too for cowards in English. Risk will die from cancer, that’s what will kill him. A healthy brain is in a healthy body. Risk is not healthy to rule.

      • 24 May 12:43, by jubaone

        South South
        Riek is an educated leader, a scholar and can only be compared to Drs like Garang, Lam Akol, Wani Igga etc. The kiirminal must first earn a BA/BSc degree to even call himself educated. This is the reason why the country is being run like a luak. It can’t function. The jienges must know their place: just get directives and let others do the thinking.

        • 25 May 02:32, by Khent


          You’re contradicting yourself. Did Dr. John Garang defer to Equatorians? Do you have any evidence that his ethnicity inhibited him in anyway? Equatorians are not more capable and will never assume the role of master over the Dinka-Nuer people. You’re not intellectually, demographically or militarily positioned to manifest your delusions of grandeur.

  • 23 May 14:17, by Gat Baluony

    i could not surprise by all u r wards games and others, nepotism,tribalism statements and it’s only the jeeng (Jaang/slaves) who can speak such language in media,globally Jeeng are known of being tribalistics oppressors, tonight wait for u r turn, i wish Dr.RMCTD a quick recovery.

    • 23 May 15:24, by South South

      Gat Baluony,

      I think you are another retarded Nuer. I how do I know that? Your English, " I could not surprise by all u r wards games", shit. If need free nyantit, you MUST come back to Juba. Riek has cancer and that’s his nightmare which will rest him in peace soon.

      • 23 May 19:19, by Games

        South Slaves
        My English writing is more professional than yours idiots, very simple and clear. Yes Machar will be your president in this country. Trust my words. Nobody Cares about what useless thinking.

        • 23 May 21:31, by The Rhino


          I respect your delusional wishes, but trust me,Riak Machar will never be president of South Sudan whatsoever,come now,come then or so,NO!Your prime fugitive Riak Machar has fucking blood in his hands in case you are still in coma.Many people will never forget that!I repeat,I’m not a fan of this power hungry Machar.He is just as worthless as Kiir himself and his groupies all together.Get...

          • 23 May 21:44, by The Rhino


            ..this ’Games’,..your Riak Machar is so busy these years unchaining himself from international and regional confinement hurdles.The poor man is desperate as hell.Take his nature of feistiness,Riak Machar at this point is more than grateful to be given the opportunity to sacrifice his own IO led movement for his own life and that of his sweet wife "Angie" or immediate families for a........

            • 23 May 21:57, by The Rhino


              ..wonderful brotherly accommodation at home,period!To be very honest,I believe Riak Machar himself is tired and fed up with wars in his life,1).Escaping Juba for 3 times with rotten feet,2).Imprisonment both in South Africa and Khartoum without charges,3).Forced to serve a foolish, illiterate Dinka ’president’ at gun point or get infected with COVID-19,..C’mon ’Games’ under such...........

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