KHARTOUM, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- Unknown assailants shot dead South Sudan's
minister of rural development and cooperation Jimmy Lemi in his office
Wednesday, in the Capital, Juba, according to Army sources.
The sources told KUNA the South Sudan government has formed a committee to
investigate the assassination and noted preliminary investigations are already
They added no clear information is as yet available on the assassins, their
motives, or their affiliation.
South Sudan is to be declared an independent sovereign state July 9, in
view of the overwhelming support of separation from the north in the recent
referendum, results of which were announced Monday and approved by the
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