President Kiir blames ‘own comrades’ for not paying attention to martyrs’ wives and children

South Sudan leader Salva Kiir Mayardiit (File photo)
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir Mayardiit (File photo)

July 30th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit has blamed those he called “our own comrades” for failing to pay the much needed care for the widows and children of the country’s martyrs who sacrificed during the two decades war with the north.

Today, the 30th of July South Sudanese are observing the day when Dr. John Garang died in a helicopter crash as he returned from an official trip in Uganda. The day is observed yearly to pay respect to Dr. Garang and also millions of other South Sudanese who died during the 21 years of the Sudan’s Civil War.

“To the families and all the relatives to the martyrs is that they should not loss hope. We are not taking good care of them, not because we have forgotten the loved ones that have died during the struggle, but because of the situation we are subjected to by our own comrades,” Kiir said.

Kiir expressed his optimism that the situation will be resolved in the near future and so, future disagreements would be solved within the country.

“Am hopeful that this situation will be resolved and we will come back to solve our problems in the house, that’s is taking care of our disabled, elderly, and very children that are an able to cope up with life,” Kiir further said.

For his part, the defense minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk apologized to the widows and said the government has accepted that they did wrong to them because they have’t took care of them since independence.

“On this occasion, I would like to salute the widows and the family of our martyrs and the wounded heroes, and to accept that we did them wrong, because we have not taken care of the families of our martyrs. We have not taken care of our wounded heroes, and this is a huge mistake. We apologize for this, because evil entered into our hearts,” Kuol said.

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