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JUBA - 12 Jun 2018

Kiir orders national security to return grabbed land to Muslims

Photo: President Salva Kiir
Photo: President Salva Kiir

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Monday ordered national security minister that properties belonging to the nation’s Muslim community that have been grabbed should be given back.

Speaking at Freedom Hall in an iftar dinner with Islamic leaders, President Kiir said:” In this hall, I give orders even if those who are responsible are not in the hall with us, we will meet them tomorrow in the offices.”

“The minister of national security is here with us in the hall, so I want him to go tomorrow morning (Tuesday) to visit the sites of the properties that have been grabbed. You will show him the stolen properties,” he stressed.

Kiir also pledged to support South Sudanese Muslims to visit Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform their sacred pilgrimage. 

The South Sudanese called upon Muslims to support the ongoing peace in the country.

South Sudan’s first vice president James Taban Deng Gai also attended the iftar dinner event.

In July 2014, Kiir Mayardit said mosque properties in Juba that have been grabbed will be given back to the nation's Muslim community. H also said that Muslim lands at Suk Juba, Suk 6, and Simba football grounds will be returned and other properties.