July 12, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The speaker of South Sudan’s national assembly Manaseh Magok Rundial is missing from Sunday, his fellow Member of Parliament close to him has told Nyamilepedia news desk but chooses to remain anonymous because he is not tasked to speak on matters relating to Parliament and its Members. The Member of Parliament speculated that Speaker Manaseh Magok Rundial might have taken refuge in UNMISS Tongpiny protection site but turned out not to be there after some enquiries, causing some concerns about his safety among his colleagues.
Also reported missing are Hon. Timothy Tot Chuol and Hon. Mario Dhuor on Sunday night, the two Members of Parliament went to Juba on 4th January 2016 as per MoU arrangement between the government of South Sudan and Federal Democratic Party (FDP) and South Sudan Armed Forces (SSAF) under Gen. James Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang who is also in Juba.
There is a growing concern among the Nuer in Juba that it is possible that some of their high officials might have been killed on Sunday as special force of Gen. Paul Malong Awan targeted and hunted specific Nuer officials and Generals. It is yet to be established whether Speaker Magok Rundial, Hon. Timothy Tot Chuol and Hon. Mario Dhuor are safe. Nyamilepedia is yet to reach their immediate family members for confirmation of their missing.
Manaseh Magok Rundial was elected Speaker of South Sudan Parliament on September 2, 2013 replacing long-time speaker of parliament James Wani Igga who replaced Dr. Riek Machar as Vice President.