April 11, 2018
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa presented a list of government leaders who should be removed from office before the Juba reunification meeting. The list included First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, Director of the Security Service Akol Kor, Information Minister Michael Makuei , Governor of Kapoeta state Luis Lobong, Governor of Lol state Rizik Zakaria and others.
A senior source in the government of Juba said that Ramaphosa assured Salvador Kiir that Washington’s determination to solve the country’s problem radically by involving all opponents and removing the leaders involved in the conflict from the government and the opposition. Ramaphosa told Salvad Kiir that Western countries gave up criminal prosecutions of leaders if they succeeded in bringing peace during the recent IGAD initiative And gave leaders an opportunity to run the country until the elections.
The source added that the road map was agreed upon in advance between Salva Kiir and Ramaphosa during the last visit to South Africa, which came under US orders. He added that Taban will assume the post of secretary-general of the party after unification, while Makuei will receive the post of ambassador of neighboring African countries and Rizik Zakiria will replace Akol Kor as head of the security and intelligence.