South African Deputy President on special envoy to end war in South Sudan

    It’s been a long time coming with the wars at south Sudan, causing about 400,000 excess deaths, in a study by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, last month.

    Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza is travelled out of the country to South Africa to meet with the South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, in a bid to strengthen the enactment of a deal, poised at ending the five-years long war.

    While he visits, the office of the South African Deputy President claims that the Deputy President will during his visit, “meet with leadership of political formations of South Sudan, members of the diplomatic corps and also, other institutions Created to monitor the actualization of the peace deal”

    June, Kiir and the main rebel leader of South Sudan, Riek Machar, signed a deal to end hostilities, and also a final deal in September to share power in the transition government, but there seem to be a great deal of mistrust between the two parties, and this has caused the war to continue for longer.

    Since 2013, both sides have been accused to have caused various high degree of atrocities, but we cross our fingers, praying earnestly that the Deputy President’s visit leads to fruition.

    NB: The Second in Command in South Africa is called “Deputy President”, unlike Nigeria’s. 

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