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Sudan Post apologizes to Sabuni

By William Madouk


Sudan Post has apologized to Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, former economic advisor and finance minister, following his demand for an apology regarding a news report linking his family to alleged coup rumors.

“We extend our sincere apology to Hon. Aggrey Tisa Sabuni and any of his family for any unintended distress caused by our news story published this morning (Monday),” said Sudan Post in a statement seen by this outlet.

It added, “In the report, we mistakenly described him as the father of one of the 27 officers arrested in Juba amid coup rumors.”

According to the Sudan Post, the error has been identified and has been removed accordingly.

The Sudan Post alleged in its website story that Sabuni’s purported son is among 27 officers being detained in Juba amid coup fears.

But in his rebuttal, former minister Aggrey dismissed the assertions, citing that he doesn’t have a son called Sunday and works with national security as an officer.

“I am hereby categorically stating that I do not have a son called Sunday Tisa Sabuni, let alone working with the NSS at the rank of a Colonel,” he said in a statement issued on Monday.

He also demanded an immediate apology and retraction of the article, failing which he would pursue legal action against the media outlet.

“I am therefore demanding an apology and the immediate retraction of this publication by the SUDAN POST, or else I reserve my right to legal action,” he stressed.

Mr. Sabuni strongly believes that the allegation is not only malicious but also meant to tarnish his good name, reputation, and public image.

SSPDF spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang, in a statement on Monday, described the coup claims as unfounded allegations made by people he said are “liars.”

“If there had been an attempted coup, things could not have become normal like they are now in Juba,” Lul emphasized.

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