Media statement

12 March 2014

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa concludes visit to South Sudan

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, the Special Envoy to South Sudan, concluded his visit to South Sudan and some countries that are part of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) involved in the efforts to find a resolution to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.  

The Special Envoy undertook this visit to familiarise himself with the unfolding events in South Sudan and to meet with key role-players. To this end, Mr Ramaphosa met with the President of South Sudan, His Excellency, Mr Salva Kiir Mayardit, cabinet ministers, leaders of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and other stake holders.

The Special Envoy also paid courtesy calls on President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and Ambassador Seymour who is facilitating the South Sudanese talks on behalf of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Following this visit, Mr Ramaphosa will report to President Jacob Zuma. He will continue to engage with various role players in an effort to find a lasting peace, stability and reconciliation in South Sudan.

The Special Envoy was accompanied by Mr Collins Chabane, Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela: 082 884 5974

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