Spokesman Says Machar is Released from Hospital in Khartoum, Has Moved to Private Residence


South Sudan embattled opposition leader Riek Machar has been discharged from a hospital in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum with significant health improvement his spokesperson said.

“Yes, my Chairman Dr. Riek Machar has been discharged from the hospital in Khartoum. He has regained strength from the extreme exhaustion. His swollen leg has also significantly improved. He can now walk with it, although still slowly,” James Gatdet Dak said.

Dak said Machar has moved to a resident in Khartoum for further in-house care before he will begin to officially visit IGAD and AU countries.

“He is no longer in the hospital. He has been moved to a residential area. We thank the Sudanese government for their hospitality,” he added.

Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman in a statement to the official news agency (SUNA) said Khartoum received Machar for medical treatment, pointing he arrived in a critical health condition and needed immediate care.

Machar reportedly survived attempted assassinations twice in December 2013 and July 2016 during which his residents in Juba were bombed in the two incidents and was chased into the bushes to hunt him down.

Credit: Sudan Tribune