JUBA, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – South Sudan’s exiled opposition leader and peace activist Suzanne Jambo has written an open letter to the UN Security Council, urging them to act against President Salva Kiir, who she says is “a real security threat to East Africa region and beyond.”
In the letter dated September 18, 2023, Jambo said that Kiir is a threat to the region and has close ties with Mohamed Hamdan Daglo or Hemedti, the leader of the rebellious Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan which is battling the Sudanese army for control of the country.
“President Kiir’ is a real security threat to East Africa region and beyond. It is common knowledge President Kiir’s very close association with Sudan’s US-sanctioned Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemedti leader of Rapid Response Forces, RSF aka Janjaweed that committed the Darfur Genocide in 2003 and currently responsible for mass killings in Sudan’s April 2023 tragic war,” she said.
“This makes Kiir equally a regional warlord and a real threat to regional peace security who must stand trials against humanity, not a peace maker,” she added.
She called on the United Nations and the international community to deny President Kiir further funding, warning that he will “loot and utilize it to oppress us more” and to also deny him debts “that will be a burden on our future generations.”
She also urged the world body to “condemn and cancel Kiir’s demands for sham elections in 2024”, saying that the 2020 National Dialogue called “for free, fair and credible elections,” with without Kiir and Machar taking part.
“The United Nations General Assembly gathered here today, must unequivocally make clear demands which are enforceable, and must give an ultimatum to President Kiir’s government to deliver peace NOW,” she appealed.
“We BEG you please do not watch our people dying in silence and ignored. Our People are diminishing with immense pain and suffering, ACT NOW!” she added, and called on the world to punish Kiir for his ties with Sudanese warlord Hemedti.