President Kiir, FVP Machar to address the nation on Independence Day celebrations

Chairman of the SPLM-IO, Dr. Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir Mayardit posing for a picture in 2015 before the collapse of the 2015 peace agreement | Photo: File

July 8, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Deputy Dr. Riek Machar are scheduled to address the nation on the country’s 9th Independence Day celebrations, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“President Kiir and the opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar are expected to address the nation tomorrow, July 9, 2020, on the anniversary of Independence Day; it is one of the remarkable days worth celebrating,” a senior government official said this morning.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the people of South Sudan are impatiently waiting – with bated breath- to hear from the President and his former arch-rival, Dr. Riek Machar.

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