Two reports that have come up recently, that I will present with no comment. The first is an editorial from the New Times from this week, saying:
Many have written and said they are puzzled that the decrees [from President Kiir sacking military generals and the Lakes State governor] didn’t have an explanation of the reasoning behind such far reaching decisions. … Yet, this clamoring for reasons is an impossible urge to fulfill. … Requiring explanation for every naming or firing would require that a leader, instead of spending days and nights governing, would spend weeks and months explaining. It’s impractical… So, let’s shut up and make noise later if the new appointees fail.
And from the new Lakes State interim governor, Major General Matur Chut Dhuol:
He… warned members of Lakes state’s legislative assembly to stop debating politics in parliament, saying he will shut down parliament if political topics continue. … Part of his brief, said Dhuol, was to restore peace and security before the kick-off of the 2015 national elections. He warned against those pursuing a political agenda ahead of that time, saying there was “no room for politics [from] now until 2015”.
So where is the room for politics in South Sudan, then?