Deputy President Mabuza departs Uganda for Sudan

Deputy President David Mabuza has departed Uganda after holding a consultative meeting with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on matters relating to the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

Deputy President Mabuza will hold talks with President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan, Gen Abdalftah Alburhan A. Alrahman who is the other guarantor to the R-ARCSS.

In the meeting, Deputy President Mabuza is expected to also brief President Alrahman on the outcomes of the Consultative Meeting of Parties, and to mobilise support from the guarantor in ensuring that signatories to the R-ARCSS reach a workable agreement on the matter of States and their Boundaries. The important matter of States and their boundaries is key to paving a way for the formation of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity as agreed to by signatories.

At the end of fifty-days of the current extended period of pre-transition to the Revitalised National Government of National Unity, the parties are expected to evaluate progress they would have made in the implementation of outstanding matters.

In my meeting with President Museveni we further committed to working together in ensuring that the parties to the agreement stay on course and are supported in their efforts of making this peace process a success. We are confident that when parties work together for the good of South Sudan, substantive progress will be made in this window period thereby silencing the guns and building lasting peace in South Sudan, said Deputy President Mabuza.

Deputy President Mabuza has further committed to holding a trust building retreat in South Africa for the parties to the R-ACSS.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa