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A scheme to kill the South Sudanese president links to foreign espionage, a rogue minister, and a rebel commander has surfaced after the presidential Affairs Minister jetted to the UK on a private mission whose details are privy to a few. The unfolding news emerging from a credible foreign informant in recent weeks seems tugged from the pages of paperback fiction in Bristol, the United Kingdom where Nhial Deng was seen holding meetings.
According to the source, the allegations will have real enough consequences for the African youngest nation, contributing to its upending politics due to a fragile peace agreement, a collapsing economy, and regional interference that is mutilating its sovereignty and affecting relations with giant neighbors like Kenya, and Ethiopia.
Nhial Deng and Gen. Malong Awan have been linked together for sectionalizing SSOMA peace talks in Rome with the government for a certain political benefit between the two. President Kiir sacked Gen. Malong in 2017 on the accusation of planning to plot a coup against the government, just weeks after a little-known social media outburst alleged he had heard of a plot to assassinate the president from a police officer in Juba. This can be detected from the current underground networking plot that is being used by certain politicians to frustrate the ongoing peace negotiation in Rome.
Recent rifts in the SSOMA Parties, South Sudan negotiating coalition in Rome threaten to return the country to ethnic conflict akin to the 2013 post-independence crisis that left more than half a million people dead. Nhial who has been embarking on silencing his political opponents in the Kiir camp is devising a strategy of pulling out the card by making sure SSOMA is tribalized so that the non-Dinka partners in the coalition are placed in tedium Since his appointment as minister in the office of the president, the unlikely political partnership of President Salva Kiir and the Internal Security Director-General has kept the long-standing tensions between them. Pagan is being used by Nhial Deng as a spleen portion to entice his political opponents as someone working for the unity purpose which is the opposite of his intentions.
Respective ethnic groups in SSOMA are being divided along ethnic lines for Nhial benefits, the Dinka and the none Dinka, to a maximum. Their truce now appears to be falling apart, and it is increasingly likely that Nhial and his supporters will renege on their promise to support Pagan- Malong alliance as Kiir succession politics take shape. This shift could prompt severe ethnic tension and political violence in the country because the trio unity front will endanger the ACRISS which is being implemented unhurriedly. Fortunately, two years remain before the end of the transitional period.
The Nhial camp is anxiously awaiting Pagan-Malong to arrives in Juba and their succession politics kick off with a massive sidelining of those perceived to be against their ascending to power against the president.