Malong halts delegates’ visit to Juba over ceasefire violation
The South Sudan United Front led by Gen Paul Malong has halted their delegation visit to Juba over the violation of the ceasefire agreement.
In a statement to CTSAMVM, Akot Deng Ngongdit a media team of SSUF/A claimed that the government forces have been attacking their positions in the Bahr el-Ghazal region unceasingly.
South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance (SSOMA) delegation that comprised SSUF/A and Real-SPLM to Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) was expected to arrive in Juba on Monday.
“We would like to inform the public, majority people of South Sudan and international communities that our delegation to Ceasefire, Transitional Security Arrangements and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) which agreed to arrive to Juba on Monday by the parties involved is extended to three weeks,” Deng said.
The group cited the ongoing political situation as the reason for the postponement of their coming, saying the nation’s political atmosphere is not conducive.”
He said the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU), as a party to the Rome negotiations under the auspices of the community of Sant’Egidio, has been dishonoring the ceasefire.
“They continue with the military confrontation with our forces as an attempt to derail the integration of our representatives to CTSAMVM and permanent peace.”
However, the City Review could not independently verify.
Deng added that the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) has no political will to implement the cessation of hostilities agreement (COHA).