Dr. Machar is being held in South Africa by Jacob Zuma's government (Courtesy Photo)

Huge blow as South Sudan war lord Dr. Machar reportedly arrested in South Africa to stop him from bombing Juba

Ayiswa Issa Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 12:27am East Africa

Former South Sudan first VP Riek Machar has been held captive in South Africa reportedly to block his clandestine activities in the war torn country.

Dr. Machar fell out with President Salva Kiir mid this year in a bloody fight in the capital Juba leaving several dead and thousands in exile.

According to reports in South Africa, the war lord's detention is being kept a top secret.

Dr. Machar has been in hopital reportedly in Khartoum nursing wounds from the Juba fights.

He has since been released and is reportedly combing friendly countries for support.

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