South Sudan

South Sudan: Another Militia Leader Denounces Rebellion

capsule geneva;”>Formerly based in South Sudan’s Unity State, Gen. Olony came back with over two thousand fighters and weapons.

He reported to the Government in Unity State last week and declared “it is time for all South Sudanese to work for a peaceful country.”

“It’s now time to work together to fulfill the dream of the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir”, Gen. Olony stated recently.

This brings to three the number of militia groups which have joined South Sudan government since independence nearly two years ago.

Major General James Guit accepted the government amnesty last year. Babiny Monytuil, leader of another militia group also joined the national government early this year.


“This is where you were born and grew up, you are South Sudanese and this country belongs to all of us,” said General Johnson Gony Buliu of the national army SPLA who received the group according to a press release from the country’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

David Yau Yau in Jongolei’s Pibor country and Gordon Kong who is fighting in Unity State and Upper Nile state remain the only two militia groups that are yet to take advantage of the amnesty issued by President Kiir on the July 9, 2011.


Meanwhile, the political wing of the rebel groups which have taken up the amnesty given by the President have promised to help the government win back the renegade David Yau Yau, the only remaining rebel who has not respond to the pardon.

The efforts were revealed recently during a meeting with the minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

Tut Gatluak who heads the political wing said communication is going very well and that there is a possibility that Yau Yau will be in Juba in the next few days.

He also disclosed that Johnson Olony was on his way to Juba while their general commander Gordon Kong was also preparing to come.

Tut further appealed to the government of South Sudan to help Khartoum reach a consensus with the rebels in Sudan to allow the two nations to enjoy peace and stability. Dr. Benjamin welcomed the initiative saying it will help in nation building.

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