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President Kiir reshuffles South Sudan’s military command

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June 12, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s Chief of President Salva Kiir Friday reshuffled the general staff of the government army South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) and included SPLA-IO splinter military commander.

President Salva Kiir speaks at the army's command council in Juba on October 31, 2019 (PPU photo)The newly appointed Chief of Defense Forces, General Johnson Juma Okot, issued an executive order to the SSPDF units saying that the Commander-in-chief President Kiir issued a Republican Order for the reassignment and deployment of SSPDF officers with effect from 12 June.

According to the new change, Gen Chol Thon Balok is appointed Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Lt. Gen Charles Madut Akol is appointed Inspector General (IG), Lt. Gen Santino Deng Wol Chol is the Administration and Finance.

The former SPLA-IO splinter commander Lt. Gen James Kong Chol will head the Training Command.

The former SPLA-IO Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration, Lt. General James Koang Chuol Ranley joined the SSPDF after criticizing the appointment of Machar’s wife as the defence minister of the national unity government.

The training command is tasked with the tough job of troops unification which was supposed to be accomplished during the pre-transitional but still lagging due to the lack of money.

According to the order, Lt. Gen Thoi Chany Reat has been tasked with the Logistics and Procurement, Gen Peter Dor for the Riverine Force, Gen Rin Tueny Mabor - Chief of Military Intelligence and Lt. Gen Marshal Stephen Bababen for the Military Operations.

While Lt. Gen Malual Majok Chiengkuac Jok will command the Moral Orientation and Chaplainship, Lt. Gen Butruce Bol Bol will command the Ground Force and Maj. Gen Samson Mabior the Air Force.

When the unification process is completed the new army command will be once again reshuffled to include the officers of SPLA-IO and other forces of the signatories of the peace agreement.

(ST)

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  • 13 June 11:20, by South South

    This is great move Mr. president. We want to see an united one army in our country with one big leader behind it. We are right, you are right and South Sudan is right.

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    • 13 June 14:20, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Wrong!Your illiterate ’president’ Kiir is nothing else but one big loser,a tribal dictator who surrounds himself with many worthless bush generals.Everybody knows that 99% of those bush idiots never attended military schools nor do they understand anything about military code of conduct nor professionalism in the army, none!

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      • 13 June 14:26, by The Rhino

        South South,

        COVID-19 is now all over the place, death toll and number of infected individuals is on the rise,where is your heat that kills the virus, junk?

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      • 13 June 14:38, by South South

        The Rhino,

        Our generals are very skillful in term of war. They fought for more than 21 years to liberate us. They are great leaders and they don’t need shit called "code of conduct". Our country is moving to the right diecrtion and Kiir is leading us. I would not waste my time to give you good eduction about military strategies because you are too stupid to understand anything.

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        • 13 June 14:44, by South South

          The Rhino,

          US has more than 2 millions cases. South Sudan has 1600 cases. Death tolls in US is 114266 people, South Sudan has 24 death. Monkey, South Sudan is way, way better than any country in Europe and North America. Our country is fine and as I said before, our country needs only to focus on healthcare workers and international travelers, other than that we are very fine, take it from me.

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    • 18 June 10:22, by Midit Mitot

      President Kiir, why are you so hurry to redeploy your generals and you are at peace process with your partners?

      This look different now.

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  • 13 June 17:44, by Mayendit

    Ex- press Secretary of Riek Machar Teny has started again his propaganda campaign, him and Riek Machar’s supporters media Nyamilepedia are spreading fake information about Egyptian Military making based in Maban county. James Dak has been reinstated by Riek Machar because he is a propagandist machine and Juba’s government need to put him in jail once again. Those SPLA I0 are trying to escape to Et

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  • 13 June 20:48, by Nueri Dial

    Kiir is now a done deal. Wait for next step

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    • 13 June 21:35, by Jebel Dinka

      I agree with u. He is a done deal for sure..... what is he thinking? recycling his recent enemies will cost him his head

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      • 14 June 07:29, by Kuch

        Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed advisors have run out of steams. Shuffling these losers and replace them with another losers isn’t going to stick. Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed advisors don’t know that South Sudan is was ’picked out by our so-called allies or uncles’ from the *US, the UK, their UN, their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU, their evil juus>>>>

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        • 14 June 07:36, by Kuch

          (so-called israel) or NGOs as their so-called ’centre of universe, because we have some of our fools and low lives who often called themselves the "God’s chosen people". Or the so-called "damned Israel in Africa" Why is ’Mr. Joshua of South Sudan’ been cowering all along when the ’Biblical Joshua was not a cowered?’ The gist of the matter is: Mr. Salva Kiir have been link up with Mr. Riek Machar>>

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          • 14 June 07:42, by Kuch

            by the criminals I have just mentioned above as their own fools to control South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Get glaring example lowly informed fools. Mr. Salva Kiir is a Roman catholic piece of trash. And Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and others are bunch of secret societies piece of trash; who have sold themselves and their souls>>>

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            • 14 June 07:50, by Kuch

              to devils. And they also want to sell South Sudan and the South Sudanese people to these secret societies vermins. Mr. Salva Kiir was not a secret society. But was recently called to Rome with his Riek Machar adversary and Pope Francis went and knel down on them!!. What could go wrong fellows! For those of us in the know about these cheap and dirty intrigues being played over our country>>>

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  • 15 June 13:21, by Mapuor

    Chol Thon Balok is a devil and president will regret reinstating into the army and making him Deputy chief of defense. Chol Thon is a supporter of rebels and he was behind the dispersal of Bhar El Gazal officers away from Juba in 2013.President Kiir you have made a great mistake by reinstating the DEVIL Chol Thon Balok.

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  • 15 June 13:21, by Mapuor

    Chol Thon Balok is a devil and president will regret reinstating into the army and making him Deputy chief of defense. Chol Thon is a supporter of rebels and he was behind the dispersal of Bhar El Gazal officers away from Juba in 2013.President Kiir you have made a great mistake by reinstating the DEVIL Chol Thon Balok.

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  • 15 June 13:22, by Mapuor

    Chol Thon Balok is a devil and president will regret reinstating into the army and making him Deputy chief of defense. Chol Thon is a supporter of rebels and he was behind the dispersal of Bhar El Gazal officers away from Juba in 2013.President Kiir you have made a great mistake by reinstating the DEVIL Chol Thon Balok.

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