South Sudan

Machar son, brother shot dead at Kiir palace


Authorities have confirmed that South Sudan rebel leader and First Vice President Riek Machar’s son Gatwang Riek Machar was killed in gun fire.

Gatwang who left London to come and help his father’s forces in the fight for  residency was killed along with Machar’s guards.

His body was reportedly recovered by South Sudan Redcross group and buried in a mass grave with more than 1,000 other soldiers killed in South Suda capital Juba.

Also reported dead is Riek Machar’s young brother Kuen Machar who was also killed last  month when fresh clashes broke out between forces loyal to president Salva Kiir and those loyal to Machar.

The clashes which led to the death of more than 3,000 people drove Machar into a self imposed exile.

His whereabouts are yet to be know but some unconfirmed reports have indicated that he fled the youngest African Nation.

Kiir’s plea and ultimatum for his return and guarantee of safety have not yielded anything yet. son-of-Riek Gat-Riek


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