Former South Sudan First Vice President Dr Riek Machar is nursing a terrible foot infection after walking in the jungles of Equatoria for 40 days.
Pictures obtained by ChimpReports show Machar being evacuated by United Nations peacekeepers from the South-Sudan/DRC border.The photographs provided by a reliable source further show Machar’s rotting foot as he lies on a bed.
The former rebel leader’s spokesperson, James Dak Gatdet recently told the press that his boss was slowly getting back on his feet. “He has regained strength after exhaustion and swollen leg. We thank Sudanese government for care,” said Gatdet as Machar was flown to Khartoum for treatment.
Machar’s miraculous escape from his base at Jebel which was shelled with heavy artillery to Equatoria and eventually Khartoum remains a matter of speculation.
However, Defence officials say Juba deliberately allowed Machar leave the Capital City since his armed units had already been destroyed.
“Machar’s health is stable currently and he will remain in the country under comprehensive healthcare until he leaves to a destination of his choice to complete his treatment.”
Gatdet elaborated that, “After 40 days of walking on foot in the bushes (wilderness) for hundreds of kilometers, it is obvious that “any one”, even a young person, can get exhausted and would need care and plenty of rest for days before resuming his or her duty.”
Théogène U @Bwiza.com