South Sudan

Defence Minister: South Sudan People will Defeat Machar


story website like this geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Speaking on the sidelines of the commemoration of the third anniversary of independence on Wednesday at Dr John Garang Memorial Ground in Juba, approved price Manyang also urged the people to protect the country’s sovereignty.

He said South Sudanese should not allow “negative forces to divide our nation.” He further added that the “people will defeat those who seek to sow seeds of discunity in our great nation.”

The Minister was possibly referring to Dr Riek Machar whose rebellion has pushed the country over the edge.

The Director for Information and Public Relations in the SPLA, Brigadier General Malaak Ayuen, congratulated the people of South Sudan on the occasion and the SPLA for defending the territorial integrity of the country.

Efforts by Machar’s rebels to topple President Salva Kiir’s government did not bear fruit.

He said the commemoration should remind all South Sudanese of the countless lives lost in the course of the liberation struggle, and galvanize the people to work for peace and security to build the nation.

On the same note, the Commander of SPLA Division Five, Major General Derek Manyot, called on SPLA forces to abide by military principles and not to listen to rumours.

General Manyot, who was addressing a popular gathering at Wau Football Stadium on the occasion of third anniversary of Independence, reviewed the history of the struggle of the people of South Sudan for freedom.

He appealed to the people to unite and work for the development of the state.

The Mayor of Wau Municipality, Arkangelo Anyar Anyar, commended stance of the inhabitants of Wau for the success of activities of Wau municipality.

He also donated five thousand South Sudanese pounds to Jebel residential area for setting a good example in keeping the surrounding clean.

He also encouraged the people to unite for a common purpose, and turn deaf ears to wild rumours intended to create panic and divert attention from development programmes.


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