BY Taban Henry
The president of the Republic of South Sudan has on Saturday revealed the ongoing inter-communal violence across the country has weakened the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement of the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.
Addressing the nation during the independences anniversary on Saturday morning Kiir said the rampant ethnic violence in the country is eroding progress in the implementation of the revitalized agreement.
The head of state said he regrets the loss of lives and extend his condolences to the families of those who lost their love once.
“The gains we have made in the implementation of the peace agreement are being eroded by inter-communal conflict across the country. We have lost many lives in western Equatoria, eastern Equatoria central and warrap states due to inter-communal violence. Even more disheartening is the recent violence in Tony North were many military personnel including senior officers lost their lives in the hands of our own civilians population,” he said.
Kiir stated that the country will not allow the senseless killing of both security personnel and civilians to continue. Justice must be served on behalf of those whose lives have been lost through the pointless violence.
“Let me remind everyone that the government will not engage in collective punishment when pursuing justice on behalf of those who have been killed. The government will not meet our collective punishment but it will hold those who have killed others accountable,” the head of state stated.