April 30, 2017, Ronnie Mamoepa, a spokesperson for the South Africa’s Vice President confirmed to Africans Press that Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of South Sudanese opposition is under house arrest in South Africa. This come after Africans Press reported the confirmation by South Africans Opposition leader Julius Malema.
Also Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, a spokeperson for the President Jacob Zuma says that Dr. Riek Machar is being held in South Africa for peace to previal in South Sudan.
Ngqulunga, also confirmed that South Sudan is the one who is paying with the help from the U.S. It is not clear how much does U.S paid in a share of $450, 000 dollars monthly.