SA, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda band together to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir welcomes Deputy President David Mabuza upon his visit to South Sudan in October 2018.

South African Deputy President David Mabuza visited the leaders of Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda to discuss the fulfillment of the objectives outlined in the Revitalised Peace Agreement that the heads of states signed in September.

As the special envoy to South Sudan, Deputy President Mabuza urged the signatories to act swiftly in order to implement the terms listed in the agreement.

“We cannot allow the collapse of this Agreement as that would be costly to all our countries, our peoples and the continent of Africa,” he said.

Highlighted in the meetings were the developments that would aid the achievement of enduring peace and stability in South Sudan, namely: ending hostilities, providing humanitarian aid, and establishing democracy.

At the end of the visits, Deputy President Mabuza expressed his joy at encountering the leaders’ eagerness to act. He said South Africa awaits to assist in resources of any kind in order to achieve the goal.