South Sudan

Rebels Clarify On Machar Shot Dead By Sniper

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, Military Spokesperson for SPLA.M in Opposition, said in a statement that the report was a “Fools’ Day joke and nothing more”.

“Reports published by Sudan Tribune that Dr. Riek Machar, President and Commander In Chief of SPLM/A forces in Opposition had been found dead is the wildest Joke of April 1, Fool’s Day.”

“Dr. Riek is safe and sound,” continued the statement.

“Only those who do not know that today is Fools Day would take this for real.”

Meanwhile, Sudan Tribune has expressed its sincere apologies for the said report.

“A report on Sudan Tribune that Riek Machar was dead appeared because our site was hacked,” the media house revealed in a social media message.

“He is in fact alive and well. We will be offline temporarily.”

The media house also reports that the “hacking” into their site has frozen activities and are now offline.

We are reliably informed that Machar is safely relaxing in his Jonglei army base without even a single scratch by a stick.


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