Government official threatens to return Riek to South Africa house arrest
South Sudanese Ambassador to Sudan, Mayen Dut Wol yesterday threatened Riek Machar with return to South Africa if he does not concede powers he claims in the South Sudan Presidency.
“Machar will be arrested again and will be taken back to South Africa in case he does not want to concede his powers previously set forth in the ARCSS,” Mayen threatens.
In a protest letter seen by the HIJ and addressed to the IGAD special envoy Dr. Ismail Wais, the SPLM said they protest the yesterday’s remarks by the South Sudanese ambassador to Sudan which it referred to as ‘threatening’.
“We the SPLM-IO delegation to the committee number (3) on power sharing at the presidency do hereby submit this letter to your excellency to protest against today’s threatening statement by Mayen Dut of South Sudan to Sudan that the Chairman of the SPLM-IO, Dr. Riek Machar Teny will be taken back to South Africa and negotiate with us in that country if he does not concede the powers he is still claiming under article (3,1,3,3,1,3,3,8,3.3,10),” partly read the letter.