South Sudan opposition leader in South Africa for treatment - spokesman



South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar is in South Africa to receive medical treatment, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the former vice president fled fighting that erupted in the South Sudanese capital in July.
Machar initially travelled through the bush from South Sudan to Democratic Republic of Congo, sustaining a leg injury on the way after an aide said his group had been pursued by forces loyal to his rival President Salva Kiir.
From Congo, Machar travelled to Sudan where he also received medical care. "He is now in South Africa for medical treatment," his... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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