South Africa happy with South Sudan peace developments


South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed delight at the developments made by the South Sudanese government in pacifying the nation.

“The government has become stable‚ the parliament has opened and we were very pleased and heartened to hear all these developments‚” he said after meeting visiting South Sudan vice president Taban Deng Gai.

Deng is in South Africa for talks on his country’s peace process.

Ramaphosa was appointed by President Jacob Zuma as peace envoy to South Sudan.

The South African also congratulated his South Sudanese counterpart for his appointment to replace sacked first vice president Riek Machar, who fled the capital with his troops following July’s gun-battle in the capital Juba.