Kiir: I’ve forgiven Machar

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Kiir and Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Saturday said he forgave his brother Riek Machar and was ready to work with him again.

This was at J1 Palace in the capital Juba during the swearing in ceremony of the four vice presidents.

Machar once swore-in as First Vice President of South Sudan.

The oath was administered by Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut.

The other Vice Presidents are; Taban Deng Gai, James Wani Igga and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior.

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Kiir and Machar held hands in a sign of unity.

“I want to assure you that we will work collectively to end your suffering,” Machar promised.

Oath taking ceremony

He added: “I reiterate my commitment to work closely with President Kiir to implement the agreement in letter and spirit.”

Kiir on his part said: “This [swearing-in] action signifies the official end of the war and we can now declare a new dawn in South Sudan.”

He noted that peace has come to stay and not to be shaken ever again in this nation.

“Peace is here in Juba. It is no longer in Khartoum or Addis Ababa,” said Kiir.

“I have forgiven my brother and FVP Riek Machar. I also ask for his forgiveness.”

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