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Sudan militia chief Hemeti warns of ‘sleeping cells’

September 3 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, Member of the Sovereign Council and commander of the notorious Rapid Support Forces (File photo: SUNA)
Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, Member of the Sovereign Council and commander of the notorious Rapid Support Forces (File photo: SUNA)

Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, member of Sudan's Sovereign Council and commander of the feared and notorious Rapid Support Forces (RSF) main government militia, has warned of the existence of ‘sleeping cells’ seeking to thwart the new interim government in the country, stressing that “Sudan has passed an important stage in its history”.

Addressing the RSF in Khartoum on Monday, he said: “The country has gone through conditions that could have drifted it at any moment, but the wisdom of the people and the forces has pulled us out of the bottleneck. There is no success without making enemies.”

Hemeti was referring to the existence of agents provocateurs and fifth-columnists loyal to the deposed Al Bashir regime, who have been accused of fomenting violence and provoking friction between the armed forces and the public.

He pointed out that “there are those who are betting on the failure of the government and do not care about the country or the public interest or the people. We must be vigilant of them.”

He stressed that “stability in Sudan does not satisfy some of the parties, so we must work to preserve the country, praising the role of regular forces in maintaining stability”.


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