South SudanSpecial Reports

Garang’s Son Finally in Uganda

Jack Sabiiti  the incumbent  Rukiga  County  Member of arliament  in Kabale district has conceded defeat  following  the loss to Herbert Kabafunzaki of the NRM in the 18th February elections, cure and decided to quit politics.

Sabiti said that even though there were several irregularities in the polls, he had been defeated and would not challenge the results in courts of law.

He told reporters that it was never his practice to challenge election results; “I lost this seat in 1996 and waited until I regained in 2001. In 2006 I was defeated by the late Sam Byanagwa Lwamafa and when he died 2009 I again lost in the by-elections to Adison Kakuru until in 2011 when I reclaimed the seat.”

“I now concede defeat and wish the winner to take over and lead the people   of Rukiga and make a difference.”

Hon Sabiiti revealed that he would not be running again for the same seat or any other, adding that if he were to return to politics, he would be running for President.

Sabiti was on Tuesday addressing a Press conference at   Hilltop hotel in Kabale municipality.

The 69 year old told press that he often times deeply regretted why he joined President Yoweri in the bush to fight in the war that handed power to the current regime.

Asked whether or not would be willing a serve in the ruling government if called upon, Sabiiti said this was impossible even if it was a ministerial job.


The son of South Sudan founding father Dr. John Garang has finally jetted into the country for a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni over the stalled peace agreement implementation.

Mabior Garang de Mabior who is the national Chairman Committee of Information of the rebel movement SPLA- In Opposition under Dr. Riek Mchar, price was supposed to travel to Uganda on Sunday but was stopped from leaving the Juba International Airport by the operatives from the National Security Service.

The son of Garang and a number of his colleagues were supposed to join their leader Dr. Machar who was travelling from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for a meeting with the Ugandan president on Monday.

Mabior exclusively told ChimpReports on phone on Monday early afternoon that he and his colleagues were intercepted and stopped at the airport without explanations.

A call from Kampala was likely made to Juba for the team to come to Uganda. In the evening of Monday Mabior and his colleagues landed at Entebbe Airport at 8:50pm.

The team travelled direct to Masindi district in Western Uganda where Museveni is carrying out presidential campaigns to retain his seat.

ChimpReports understand the meeting was delayed up to late in the night to wait for the team from Juba.

Immediately after his arrival, Mabior communicated to this reporter and said they were travelling direct to Masindi to join their leader.

“I have just touched in Entebbe with my friends. We are travelling to Masindi straight away to join the Chairman (Machar) who is still there,” Mabior said on phone after landing.

The son of Garang and his mum, Mrs Rebecca Nyandeng Garang who are powerful figures in the South Sudan politics disagreed with President Salva Kiir in mid-2013 when he sacked the whole government at the beginning of the ruling SPLM party crisis.

When a bloody civil war broke out months later in December the same year, Mabior and his mum joined the rebel movement of Machar and has been the national publicity of SPLA-IO since its inception.

Ms. Rebecca Nyandeng who maintained her opposition to Kiir`s government is however not in any active position in the rebel movement.

She was briefly among the delegates at the beginning of peace talks in Addis Ababa but later relocated to her home in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

She recently returned to Juba with members of the SPLA Former Detainees who spent about two years in exile in Kenya.

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