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FULL SPEECH: Gen Kiir Addresses Nation On Military Crisis

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In a speech broadcast live on the national television, Kiir promised that culprits would be apprehended and prosecuted.


He also imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew staring Monday until further notice.


Below is his speech


The purpose of this statement is to inform you about the events that unfolded last night on December 15, 2013, which continued until this morning of December 16 in Juba city and which raised some fears and confusion, amongst citizens of our beloved nation.


Yesterday at about 6:30pm, during the closing of the SPLM National Liberation Council meeting, an identified person near Nyokorum Cultural Centre released gunshots in the air and escaped.


This was followed later by an attack at the SPLA headquarters near Juba University by a group of soldiers allied to Former Vice President Dr Riek Machar Teny and his group.


These attacks continued until this morning. However, I would like to inform you at the onset that your government is in full control of the security situation in Juba.


The attackers fled and your forces are pursuing them. I promise you today that justice will prevail.


Fellow citizens , let me reiterate my statement during the opening of if the NLC meeting a few days ago in which I said that my government is not and will not allow the incidents of 1991 to repeat themselves again.


This prophet of doom continues to persistently pursue his actions of the past and I have to tell you that I will not allow or tolerate such incidences once again on our new nation.


I strongly condemn these criminal actions in the strongest terms possible.


Your government led by the SPLM has articulated the ideals of democracy in the party as well as in the government and I will never deviate from them at any cost.


The SPLM is fully committed to the peaceful and democratic transfer of power and will never allow political power to be transferred through violence.


In response to the criminal acts of yesterday committed by this disgruntled group and for the sake of the security and safety of our citizens, I declare curfew in Juba as to be observed from 6pm to 6am with immediate effect from today, December 16, 2013 until further notice.

Security organs are hereby directed to allow the residents of Juba to go about their normal work and move freely during the day light.

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