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Prelate: South Sudan is ‘ruled by monkeys’

June 28, 2016

A prelate in South Sudan denounced the nation’s rulers amid surging violence in Wau, one of the nation’s largest cities.

“More than 100,000 people are in the bush being displaced by their own government. This is the country we have chosen,” Msgr. Roko Taban Mousa, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Malakel, said in a homily, according to a South Sudanese radio report.

“This is the country we have voted for its independence so that our country displaces us,” he added. “Our own country. We are ruled really by monkeys. We are ruled by monkeys. We have to be very clear: we are ruled by monkeys.”

Msgr. Mousa also described the nation’s rulers “devils” and “madmen,” according to the report.


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