An official from South Sudan ceasefire monitor, The Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) was allegedly killed by rebels, the organisation said.
CTSAMM said Lt. Col. al-Fadil Meil Issa who has been a representative of the opposition under Vice President Taban Deng Gai was killed by rebels operating in Wau under exiled leader Riek Machar.
CTSAMM was created as part of the 2015 peace agreement to monitor the implementation of a permanent ceasefire between warring parties.
“We call on the relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice as our staff should not have to feel under threat in carrying out their duties and, as such, a precedent must be set to ensure such politically motivated killings do not go unpunished,” CSTAMM Chairman, Major General Molla Hailemariam, said in a statement.
The CTSAMM comprises representatives from the warring parties who are considered as board members. Also, the panel includes the Former Detainees, the Women’s Block, Civil Society Organisations and the youth.
The Eminent Personalities, the African Union, China, the European Union, Troika, UNMISS, the IGAD and the IGAD Partners Forum have also their delegates who meet on a regular basis to discuss the CTSAMM reports before the reports are submitted to the JMEC.