SOUTH SUDAN HAS NO OTHER OPTION THAN PEACE:VICE-PRESIDENT

CAPE TOWN, — South Sudan is implementing peace because “we have no other option than having peace”, visiting First Vice-President Taban Deng said here on Tuesday.

More violence is not an option in South Sudan or anywhere elsewhere in Africa, Deng said at a press briefing after talks with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa.

“We have to settle so that people develop, so that people can have health services, people have roads and people are food secure,” Deng said.

He said his government is very serious in implementing peace and there is no going back to any crisis or war.

Deng arrived in Cape Town earlier on Tuesday for talks with Ramaphosa on the peace process in South Sudan.

Ramaphosa said he and Deng had held “really good discussions” and are “confident that peace will finally be entrenched in South Sudan and they will now be moving to the development plan.”

“We can say now that the guns have gone silent and they are working together in cooperation with President Salva Kiir. The government has become stable, the parliament has opened and we were very pleased and heartened to hear all these developments,” said Ramaphosa, who has been appointed by President Jacob Zuma as peace envoy to South Sudan.

Source: Nam News Network