Western Equatoria chiefs reject a controversial opinion piece printed in the New York Times and demand that AU & IGAD ensure that South Sudanese leaders stick to the spirit and letter of the peace agreement.
Speaking at a meeting organised by Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a gathering of Western Equatorian chiefs overwhelmingly rejected a controversial opinion piece published in the US based newspaper, the New York Times.
In a statement, the chiefs demanded that:
“The top leadership of the government, down to junior government officials, should all be investigated. If found guilty, he/she must appear in the Hybrid Court of South Sudan in order to realize justice in the country and accountability.”
The opinion piece has attracted widespread disapproval from South Sudanese citizens and civil society organisations. They have accused central government officials of trying to avoid being held accountable for serious human rights violations committed under their watch.