Machar describes David Yau Yau as ‘Private Citizen,’ grants him permission to land in Juba

Gen. David Yau Yau and Taban Deng Gai having a brief meeting before helping leaves for an official mission/ Photo: File

April 25, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s First Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the High-level Task Forces on COVID-19, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Zhurgon has granted Special Permission for a charter plane carrying Acting Governor of Pibor Administrative Area David Yau Yau.

“On Requests for Special Permission to entre or leave the country, The High-Level Taskforce resolves to grant Special Permission for a charter plane to fly a private South Sudanese citizen, Mr David Yauyau from Pibor to Juba on 26 April 2020.”

In the same update on coronavirus, the Presidency agrees to grant special permission to all foreign nationals, allowing them to return to their countries of as long as they proven and tested negative for COVID-19.

“The High-Level Taskforce resolves that passengers returning to their home countries shall be allowed to leave the country without a perquisites for providing a certified evidence of COVID-19 free status.”

Moreover, the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 grants Special Permission for a plane belonging to the World Food Programme.

“Grant Special Permission for A WFP Aircraft CESSNA C-208B with Registration No. ET-AOF operated by the Abyssinian Flights Services to land in Juba International Airport on 25th March 2020.”

‘Prepare for all-out war,’ Yau Yau warns Lou Nuer

(Thessherald)–The former Chief Administrator of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, David Yau has been furious at the ongoing attacks carried out on his community by hundreds of armed men predominantly from the Lou Nuer and Dinka community and warned of all-out war if the violence is not contained.

“Obviously they [attackers] are being ordered to wipe the Murle off the face of the earth. But the Murle is united and strong, they will resist and fight in self-defense, and if this violence does not stop, it will eventually lead to all-out war and they should now prepare for it.”

David Yau Yau is the acting Chief Administrator of the Pibor Administrative Area.

He was also the head of the Murle rebel group that had been fighting the government until 2013.

The Murle and the Lou Nuer community have been engaged in a cycle of violence fueled by cattle raids and child abductions.

South Sudan has been mired in a deadly conflict, however, while the political violence has largely subsided following the signing of the peace agreement in September 2018, inter-communal clashes have persisted, killing the civilian population.