Kiir, Machar Refuse to Meet Face To Face

Kiir, Machar Refuse to Meet Face To Face

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has refused to meet his arch rival Dr. Riek Machar in South Africa.

The proposal was tabled by South African President, Jacob Zuma to bring them together.

The move was an attempt to build confidence, trust and dispel personal dislike and rancour between the two leaders.

Officials close to the two leaders confirmed that neither President Salva Kiir nor his main political rival, Riek Machar, had shown interest in meeting each other.

This Website understands that Machar has been staying in South Africa after he fled Juba on allegations that Kiir wanted to kill him.