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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)
March 23, 2017 (JUBA)- The command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the official army of South Sudan, has dismissed rumours on social media claiming that the chief of General staff, Paul Malong Awan has died..

“This is just fake propaganda by the anti-peace elements. It is not true. The chief of general staff is alive and carrying out his duties normally,” a high ranking military source told Sudan tribune on Thursday.

“He was only out of the country but he has returned,” he further said.

Last December, General Paul Malong Awan had been hospitalised in Nairobi Hospital for nearly two weeks and returned to Juba after his recovery.

Awan was diagnosed with malaria which causes significant morbidity but is rarely life-threatening.

Further, the Presidential Spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny, also issued a statement dismissing the false claim against the chief of general staff.

"This is a serious fake news and the wishful thinking against Chief of General Staff, General Paul Malong. I just want to tell the well-wishers that General Paul Malong is alive and well, said Ateny in a statement on Thursday.

Both the military source and presidential spokesman did not accuse any person or group of issuing the allegation.

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  • 23 March 18:29, by Kush Natives

    What’s wrong with an enemies of peace? How many times they (rebels) wished him Gen chief staff, Gen. Paul Malong death? For the peace to prevail in this country we MUST be here all to witness the beautiful of this country with the peaceful coexistent of the South Sudanese people. Therefore, let cease this crazy idea of wishing people death!

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    • 24 March 13:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      once you wish 💀 death of anybody, then you will be number 1 to die.

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  • 23 March 18:38, by Kush Natives

    If the rebel’s vision become kidnapping foreign workers for ransom and wishing leaders of an army death, then they (rebels) lost their course completely. Rebel MUST take a reasonable decision. Whether, opted for peace as the only viable solution to settle our differences or stay out there as refugees in neighboring countries. Let those who’re tired of this country leave this country alone.

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    • 23 March 19:59, by Kuch

      The evils can hope so. Paul Awan Malongdit is not going anywhere. Fellows, we are going to bomb you.

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      • 23 March 20:32, by john akeen

        I don’t know what Rebels are thinking, you think if something happens to Ger. Paul Malogdit you will achieve whatever you want, I think Rebels they don’t know how to wish, you Rebles thing that Ger. Malogdit is difficult or dangerous. In the there is more dangerous people’s than Ger. Malogdit. If kiir remove Malog and placed him with me, I bet you Rebles you will kiir replace Malogdit.

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        • 23 March 20:36, by john akeen

          I’ll fuck you waiting 2 business days and I don’t give a dam about sanction UN. They can sanctions me alone

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          • 23 March 23:14, by padiit gaga

            Sorry we love Making according to eye witness his death caused by overdrunker his organs were burned by Drygin and leaker.

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  • 23 March 20:40, by Nyesi Ta

    This man called malong Awan is a murderer, nobody should wish him death, for we need him to face justice for crimes against humanity. Whether we like it or not, this is the truth about this murderer and the truth is always bitter. He should be hanged to feel the same pain that he caused others to go through. His supporters need to know that Awan is a walking dead man. He should live to face justic

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  • 23 March 21:02, by Bolman

    but he already passaway what remained is the God final judge whether Dinka denied the fact Paul Malong Awan died yesterday around 3PM in Nairobi Kenya on the way before reached the very hospital, whoever wanna see him he/she seeking for the Ghost’s ugly face, nomore justice for him on earth our almighty Father is take for him since yesterday of his final mission mr idiot bye bye

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    • 24 March 03:24, by Malakal county Simon

      There is no smoke without a fire!!!!

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  • 24 March 06:12, by village leader

    The more people wish each other death shows rate of hatred. Last year, it was Kiir and Nyandeng last week. Now it is Paul Malong.
    Since Riek Machar has died politically,i request Kiir to step down to allow others to bring change.

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  • 24 March 06:18, by village leader

    War is not the best option. It claims more lives which we never get. We have border issues that need us to defend and fight for instead of killing ourselves like fools .

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  • 24 March 07:56, by Bolman

    gud Mr villager, but did you talks and late Paul Malong Awan to stop killing and looting ours innocents Civilian in SouthSudan especially Nuer, Equatorian, Shiluk, Anouk, Murle and the innocence of Wau none Dinka who dying 24/7 in the hands of Dinka security, plize be sincerely Dr Machar is an innocence person like me and others, our prayer is hw to chase away that bad Ganger call themselves Gover

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  • 24 March 08:18, by Kush Natives

    Bolman,
    I don’t think you’re concentrating on the real events. Why should it be those four-five tribes that you mentioned are the ones suffering in South Sudan? You’re so exclusive! There’s none tribes killing none tribes, rather then treating it as a political gone wrong within the SPLM circle. Now, bunch of losers tried to treat it as something would came out of it. Bad deal!

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  • 24 March 08:33, by Dengda

    I am not supporting the idea of wishing someone death, which is being motivated by political and ideological differences, I am for peace, reforms, development and co-existence. It was Riek, Kiir, Rebecca Nyandeng and Malong twice who were wished. This evil wish is unacceptable. Lets defeat each political and ideological not militarily though, but through winning voters and citizens minds and heart

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    • 24 March 13:32, by Lango2010

      Dengda
      here you are right because wishing does to few individual will make no different to us. let God alone decide on who to take and on what occasion. i always repeat in my comment that politic is different from tribes. if the is a blame, then let us blame the government of the day, not tribe, not personality, or region. i held from non Dinka tribe but i don’t blame all of them....

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      • 24 March 13:36, by Lango2010

        in every community there are good and bad people, if single this MTN out, where will we get our help from if need be? time will come when we shall be longing to have some wise Dinka people among us. like wise Dinka should not madly goes on clearing what they think is non Dinka on their ways. all of need one another, and therefore we MUST co-exist.

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  • 24 March 15:03, by deng kual acot

    Shame on you black devil in the jangle of Equatoria so called equatorians with false alegation and negative wishes to the prominent leaders and savieors of South Sudan. You predicked Kiir death and now it is Malong. May you be burn alive. They shall never die. If one dies, know Dinkas are on your back fucking you in broud day eqautorains. Is it not happening now?

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  • 24 March 17:14, by Modongo Mundra

    ohhh people are running mad, Gen.Paul is a human being a born of a woman like everyone else, is it a surprise to see that he dies ??? death is compulsory for everyone he can die when his time comes just like everyone else.. what benefits you if he dies ?? nothing i’m telling you, stop preaching someone’s death God created him and God knows his time.. nonsense at all why wasting your time ??

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  • 24 March 17:18, by Modongo Mundra

    >> it will be helpful if you make the use of this time you are wasting to write a full article to do something else that will help you or people around you (the author) junubin are real running mad, time is money and everything... so let’s make use of our time and do something that will helps us rather than those fabricated news on social media... even if he dies you still have nothing to gain

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  • 24 March 18:57, by Fair Man

    Rest in Hell(RIH) killer Malong Awan.
    You have destroyed many lives. Its time now to explain yourself before God. However, I highly doubt if God will receive the soul of any JCE member who killed innocent South Sudanese. No smoke without fire. You can kill people but your time will come. I wish more officials of the Government of JCE passes on every day and they eat at funerals as much as they can

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