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South Sudan presidency says Awan is in good health

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President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a picture with SPLA chief of staff Paul Malong on 23 December 2016 at Nairobi Hospital (Moses Lomayat Photo)
December 24, 2016 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese presidency Saturday has downplayed the severity of the health condition of the SPLA’s chief of general staff, saying he is in good health.

Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny said he visited the chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan at the hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 20 December 2016 and found him looks quite healthy.

“I am tempted to write this piece of information to assure the well-wishers as well as evil wishers that the Army Chief of General Staff, General Paul Malong Awan is in fact hospitalized in Nairobi Hospital but in a very stable condition and have now fully recovered,” said Ateny

He added that he visited him personally before to return to Juba, stressing that Awan "was not in a bad situation as it was wished by wishful thinkers".

The State owned South Sudan broadcasting corporation on Friday evening broadcast footage in which General, who appeared looking weak and unclear with what he wanted to say, attempted to assure the general public of his health condition, saying he was well.

The top military officer said he was diagnosed with malaria and high blood pressure.

Also, the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Samoei Ruto visited the General Awan in Nairobi Hospital on Friday, December 23, and 24 December respectively and wished him a quick recovery.

Ateny said he found General Awan looks quite healthy compared to what is being rumoured.

"Malong is needed by South Sudanese now more than any other time. So, it is incumbent upon all of good hearted South Sudanese to just pray for his quick recovery," he added.

(ST)

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  • 25 December 2016 07:00, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Great News. We need him back soon in Juba.

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    • 25 December 2016 07:48, by Malakal county Simon

      According to the picture, the illiterate Gen Malong seems to have been shot in the neck probably in Yie battle...... May God take him soon before the new year because his hands are tainted, with full blood of innocents people’s......

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    • 25 December 2016 09:55, by Mr Point

      The last thing Juba needs is the return of this criminal monster. He started the civil war in 2013 by the door to door massacre of civilians. CIVILIANS!

      Remember this so called army chief never fought any enemies of South Sudan outside South Sudan. He created a mitigating to rob, rape and murder civilians.

      The sooner this evil man dies the sooner South Sudan will enjoy peace.

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  • 25 December 2016 20:18, by Eastern

    Paul Malong looks very frail and unwell in the photo. Uhuru Kenyatta just posed with him to world see the situation this sickly man is in. Malong is ailing and wasting away!!!

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  • 26 December 2016 13:32, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hahahahahahah you are correct mr point

    this ill trainned man is one who conduct nuer massacre in juba let die soon befor the new year he is not army chief but militia leader b/c he didnot fought any country example,nadapal is occupied by kenya abyei,kiafia kingi by sudan and also uganda fuck the stupid militia jienge leader SPLA IO VIVA

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    • 26 December 2016 15:45, by Redeemer

      Lou Nuer
      Indeed you are great but great for nothing, you just disappeared like morning dew on the coming of Awan as Chief, wait he will fuck you to the end. You seem to have forgotten how quickly you reached DRC without disturbing UN for transport

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      • 26 December 2016 15:57, by Redeemer

        I will not forgive you for bringing your power greed war to Equatoria and now you are surrendering back to Kiir on daily basis leaving Equatorians in the bush by giving them positions you never gave before just to keep the war for you

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  • 26 December 2016 16:21, by Dean Keak Tegn

    As Presidential Spokesperson says, we don’t need Malong Awan for peace to come in South Sudan, but to derail peace and continue killing non-Dinka ethnics. He started by killing Nuer ethnic, Equatorians and many other tribes.

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  • 26 December 2016 19:11, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hey red dog

    you forget the bor lesson we give you last two year don,t proud yourself malong did nothing to Lou Nuer how many tank we capture from your ill trainned militia instead of ak47 hahahaha we fuck malong already

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