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The rift between the two emerged Wednesday when Gen. Lul Koang refuted the allegation by Capt. Mabior who is also the son of SPLA founder leader late Dr. John Garang, that website launched to roll out information about the SPLA-IO is fake and not owned or run by the movement.


According to a statement released by Gen. Lul Koang today, the website www.splminopposition.org indeed belongs to the rebels and is being run by them since it was opened at the beginning of war in December 2013.


“The Office of Director for Information and Moral Orientation in theOffice of Commander In Chief and the Military Spokesman for SPLA (Opposition) would like to inform the people of South Sudan, supporters and regular readers that the website had been the official website of the armed resistance movement for the last four months and that it’s being hosted in Calgary Canada under able leadership of Comrade Charles Piones as its co-founder and founding Chief Editor,” part of Gen. Koang’s statement reads in part.


Capt. Mabior had earlier told journalists in Ethiopia during the Peace Talks that SPLM-IO is organizing to open a website and a electronic application, downplaying the existence and role of www.splminopposition.org website.


Meanwhile sources says a momentous disparity between the political wing staying comfortably in hotels in Addis Ababa and the military commanders on the battlefield is inevitable.


The sharp divisions in the movement come at a time when the rebels are struggling to convince the international community to pile more pressure on Kiir to allow the formation of an inclusive and transitional government.


With supplies running out and SPLA maintaining firepower on rebels’ bases, the insurgents who are now based thousands of kilometres from Juba seem to be headed for a catastrophic defeat.


Below is Koang’s statement in full as sent to Chimpreports on Wednesday afternoon.


Office of Director for Information & Moral Orientation&

Military Spokesman for SPLA in Opposition

Date: 16-7-2014

Report N0.79

Sub: SPLM/SPLA Official Website Exists Not Fake


The Director of Information in the Office of Commander In Chief and the Military Spokesman for SPLA (Opposition) takes this golden opportunity to put records straight following reports published by Nyamilepedia and Sudan Tribune on 15th July 2014 which states that ‘’the SPLM/SPLA’s Office of Information and Public Relations informs the people of South Sudan and their sympathizers that the armed opposition is currently building a website and a smartphone app that are yet to be launched.”


Captain MabiorGarang De Mabior went on to deny the existence of www.splminopposition.org, disowned it as the official website of the movement and urged the people to ignore it.

The Office of Director for Information and Moral Orientation in the Office of Commander In Chief and the Military Spokesman for SPLA (Opposition) would like to inform the people of South Sudan, supporters and regular readers that the website had been the official website of the armed resistance movement for the last four months and that it’s being hosted in Calgary Canada under able leadership of Comrade Charles Piones as its co-founder and founding Chief Editor.

Comrade Mabior, while still the Deputy Spokesman for SPLM Delegation on Peace Talks in Addis Ababa did not bother to establish a website for our supporters to be kept updated about peace talks as well as made no efforts in knowing the level and degree of sacrifices made by our Gallant SPLA forces in the battlefields.


It had been this very website he is denying and disowning today that kept the whole world informed about PLM/SPLA’s remarkable achievements.

Secondly, upon his appointment as the Chairman of National Committee for Information and Public Relations, Comrade Mabior Garang De Mabior did not take a minute to be briefed by officers in charge of Department for Information and Moral Orientation on SPLA Affairs in order to familiarize him-self with what had transpired, achieved and put in place long before his appointment.


If Mabior wants to establish a website for his shadow Ministry of Information and Public Relations, he should not and must not start by denying, disowning, discrediting and throwing into dustbin efforts and sacrifices made by other comrades in the armed resistance.


The days when one man, his wife and two young sons would come, kill, hijack, own, deny disregard, work tirelessly to distort or try to burry part of history made by fighters before him are long gone and consigned to history books.


There is no room for hijackers in people’s resistance movement the SPLM/SPLA but only those who come to add value, compliment, supplement, improve or create new things without getting into conflict with comrades.

Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang,

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