President Kiir admits mistake in his rule

South Sudanese President-Salva Kiir Mayardit | Credit: Peter Mayuk

President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit has said the current leaders have not lived to the expectations of his fellow combatants who died during SPLM/SPLA war.

The president said they would be “ashamed” if they meet the martyrs who died for the sake of freedom. Kiir said this in his message on the commemoration of SPLM/SPLA day, May 16th.

This is not the first time, president Kiir has publicly talked about their failure to lead the country according to the core values of the ruling party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

Kiir in his speech thanked the fallen heroes and heroines for their contribution and saluted South Sudan People’s Defence Forces for “protecting and defending” the country.

South Sudan become independent from Sudan in 2011 but entered another civil war within itself in 2013

A peace agreement ending this war, was signed between armed opposition groups and the government. And now the country is being ruled by a transitional government of national unity with five vice presidents.