South African Deputy President In Juba To Attend SPLM Conference

South African Deputy President, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa today, arrived South Sudan capital Juba to represent President Jacob Zuma at the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)’s 1st Extraordinary Convention.
 

South African Deputy President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosain South Sudan [Getty images]

 By Jok P Mayom

JUBA, 07 January 2015 [Gurtong]- The visit follows the extension of an invitation to President Jacob Zuma by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, amongst other delegates including the Co-Guarantors to the SPLM Arusha Agreement.

Mr Ronnie Mamoepa, Spokesperson of the Deputy President said the deputy President has been involved in efforts aimed at facilitating unity among the various factions of the SPLM.

“In pursuance of this objective and working within the framework of the Arusha Agreement signed in October 2014 as facilitated by leaders of South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, Deputy President Ramaphosa together with Abdurahman Kinana has been involved in a number of confidence building initiatives to help unify the ranks of the SPLM” said Ronnie.

“In this regard Ramaphosa working together with Abdurahman Kinana, the Secretary-General of Tanzania’s ruling party Chama cha –Mapinduzi, has been involved in efforts aimed at facilitating unity among the various factions of the SPLM with a view to bringing an end to war and to herald the era of peace in South Sudan” said his office.

 Deputy President Ramaphosa will return to South Africa on Friday.

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