Govt delegation returns home empty-handed after failed mission

South Sudan’s high-level delegation upon arrival at Juba International Airport on February 15th, 2021 |Photo: © Thessherald

South Sudan’s high-level delegation led by the Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak Manime, has returned to Juba empty-handed after failing to dissuade General Johnson Olony Thambo in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Since his recent replacement, General Johnson Olony has been in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on medical grounds.

Speaking to Thessherald on Monday, a senior opposition member explained that the South Sudanese officials had tried to persuade Johnson Olony to re-join the government but he rebuffed their request.

“Their mission failed miserably as General Johnson refused to be bribed with money. They offered him to be in charge of the 7th Infantry Division. But all of that was rejected,” the source revealed.

Among the members of the delegation are, the Director of National Security, Lt. General Akol Koor Kuc, Governor of Jonglei State, Denay Chagor, and the Governor of the now-defunct Fashoda State, Jukino Fedail.

Last year, the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) warned the government and the opposition against encouraging or luring individuals into defections by bribing them with money.

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