August 26, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- South Sudan’s former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has now recovered but his first line of conversation with sympathizers did not meet the expectations of many of his diehard supporters who listened gently.
Speaking to Nyamilepedia correspondent this morning, a group of supporters who visited Dr. Machar yesterday could not stress enough their disappointment over the peace agreement.
While Machar hints that he will soon speak to peace brokers, the IGAD-Plus and the international community to find a better way forward on the peace agreement, the die-hard supporters, some of which concealed their identities, are calling for a full-scale war to overthrow Salva Kiir government.
“We cannot depend on IGAD or international community or else this enemy who has been weighing war all these times will terminate all of us. We are tired of waiting for the international community” Said David Pathot Bol, a fourth year university student, who identified himself as a “all-time supporter” of SPLM/SPLA-IO.
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“This will not stop, our people are dying. The international community will not bring any peace to South Sudan. We must find our own means to make this tribal group to come to their senses and accept unconditional power sharing” Pathot continued.
Kuol Puot, another diehard supporter, in the company of his colleagues, agreed with Pathot that IGAD will not bring peace to the country. Instead the South Sudanese must find their own solutions to the conflict, saying:
“After all this humiliation, we do not want to hear any foreign solution. We must find our own solutions to our problems. This is time to put IGAD aside and deal with Salva Kiir squarely” Mr. Puot said.
“We do not need nothing from anyone. We have enough – over 200, 000 – fighters. Only 1 000 fought and defeated the enemy for 4 days in Juba. If anything we need is a good strategy to overthrow Kiir tribal government once and for all”. he continued.
The group revealed to our correspondent that they are organizing a meeting between Dr. Machar and Lt. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka to forge ways forwards to return him to frontline.
“Gatdet is not happy at all with Taban Deng Gai who pushed them out of the resistance movement. Without the generals Taban lured Dr. Riek to Juba after he isolated them and tried to kill him. Gatdet must return to frontline for these cowards to know that they are playing with fire”. Puot continued.
Other supporters reiterate a similar view that calls for more struggle than a quick peace to temporarily restore stability in the country.
They accused their leader, Machar, of having stopped the army from Upper Nile and parts of Equatoria from marching onto Juba to “reinforce the 1000 troops and to restore laws and orders.”
Machar, who fled the country through the Democratic Republic of Congo, was reportedly hospitalized at Al-Amal Specialized Hospital.
Upon his discharge, Machar is expected to stay in the country for a few days before he decides his next destination.
According to James Gatdet Dak, the Official Spokesman of Dr. Machar, the chairman is now discharged and moved to a residential area where he will regain his full strength and be able to walk normally.
“Yes, my Chairman Dr. Riek Machar has been discharged from the hospital in Khartoum. He has regained strength from the extreme exhaustion. His swollen leg has also significantly improved. He can now walk with it, although still slowly,” Dak explained.