South Africa pledges commitment to support R-ARCSS
David Mabuza, Deputy President of South Africa at the State House yesterday (Photo by Woja Emmanuel)
By Woja Emmanuel Wani
The government of South Africa has pledged its commitment and support to the government and all stakeholders to the Revitalized peace agreement to bring to an end the five and half year conflict, according to the Deputy President of South Africa.
The Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza arrived in Juba on Sunday afternoon for bilateral talks with President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Mabuza came as a special envoy for the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
While addressing the Press yesterday at the State House J1, Mabuza said that the government of South Africa was determined to support all the initiatives put in place to end the suffering of the South Sudanese.
“Our main objective of coming here is to support all the initiatives that are aimed at finding long lasting solutions and peace for the people of South Sudan,” Mabuza said yesterday at J1.
Mabuza reiterated that the agreement before the entire stakeholders requires inclusive support to make the agreement a reality.
Mabuza said he would continue with his journey to meet with the regional heads of States to face one direction in supporting the people of South Sudan.
“We will meet President Al- Bashir, President Museveni, and President Uhuru so that all of us are seen to be facing one direction supporting the people of South Sudan to implement their peace accord,” Mabuza added.
Meanwhile, the Minister in the Office of the President Mayiik Ayii Deng said President Kiir and Mabuza discussed the implementation of the revitalized peace accord.
“They discussed the implementation of the peace agreement; the President wants the parties to the peace to live up to their signals. Sometimes we just put ink to a paper and don’t implement it. That was the assurance of the President,” Mayiik said.
Mayiik asserted that since the independence of South Sudan, the South African government has been helping the government in various capacity building activities.
“When the SPLM fractured in 2013, South Africa once again through ANC took a lead alongside other African revolutionaries parties like Chama Cha Mapenduzi to assist the SPLM to forge the Arusha reunification agreement,” Mayiik added
He further said that South Africa through African National Congress has promised to support the government and the people of South Sudan to resettle the lives of the displaced through peace in the country.