SPLM/SPLA-IO To Send Its Chief of Army To Juba Before Dr. Machar Arrives

Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the Chief of Staff of SPLA [IO], celebrating a victory in Duk county, 2014(Photo: file)

Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the Chief of Staff of SPLA [IO], celebrating a victory in Duk county, 2014(Photo: file)

April 16, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan’s army opposition, SPLM/SPLA-IO, plans to send its Chief of General Staff, 1st. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, and more officers to Juba to participate in the reception and inauguration of the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

According to Dickson Gatluak Jock, who speaks on behave of SPLA-IO, Dr. Machar would still arrive on Monday as scheduled but he Chief of General Staff and other officers will arrive in Juba ahead of Machar’s landing.

“SPLM/SPLA will be sending 1st. Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual to Juba ahead of Dr.Machar with other high ranking military officers from Pagak as well as non commission officers or NCOs.” Dickson states.

“The top military leader is going to participate in swearing in ceremony on Monday.” he adds.

Gatluak reiterates the armed opposition strongly condemns militarization of the capital ahead of Machar’s arrival.

“The SPLA/ IO strongly condemn this new militarization and recent clashes in Unity state from the government allied militias under command of Gen Mathew Pul Jang.”He said.

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As required in the Compromised Peace Agreement(CPA-II), Juba was to be militarized within the first 90 days, however, SPLA-IO believes that no proper militarization has been conducted. Instead, IO accused the government of having sneaked in a newly trained battalion of militia from Malong’s hometown.

Gatluak reiterates that Gen. Paul Malong, the Chief of General Staff of SPLA-IG, must cease violation of peace agreement and must stop attacking SPLA/SPLM cantonment sites in Western Equatoria and Western Bhar el Ghazal.

“SPLA/IO calls for Gen. Malong to cease violations of the agreement and continuation of attacks on our defensive position in Western Bhar el Ghazal and Western Equartoria and respect the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS).” Gatluak said.

8 comments

  • Arriving with both empty hands and empty stomachs,what a joke.

  • Retire that GRANDPA by force or strangle him very extremely.

  • Bol Gatjang

    Beek,please you better refrain from challenging South Sudanese ‘s patriots like,Simon Gatwech Dual, and Dr.Riek. Those couples and their followers are the second founders of so called South Sudan of today besides Dr.Jonh Garang. Their present in South Sudan whether you realize it or not, it has profound impact on the country. I hope all Dinka knows that except you because you lagging behind all time. You are only diabolical with ridiculous experience. But you are right to talks like that since Kiir can either kill u or fire from your positions of begging money in order to pursue your higher education. You must shut up looser and you calm down buddy, Simon Gatwech and Dr.Riek they are the fathers of South Sudan. They have conscience by having a sense of humour, they are not thinking like Dinka but dangerous when you try to offence them. They are coming with breads just keep your mouth open for some food drops. Ok buddy?

  • hi. beek, Simon Gatwech Dual, is not from weak people. You talked of his being strangled, if your ill plan to kill him this time will push the South Sudan to the stage in which most of you will regret. Remember when Simon Gatwech was attacked in Juba in 2013, he made his way through Central Equatoria, and Lake states under series of ambushes by spla government forces, but he managed to reach the Nuer land safely. beek, I warn you, do not play with fire it will burn you and no joke. Padiet Gahgah

  • Abuchook

    Dear Simon Gatwech Dual
    Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs really learned the very bad lessons of war!

    My name is Abuchook and I was one of Commander of the New Armor Tanks called Beer Muoor Beeen in Jieng Language !! Which we really destroyed the Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs mentality until we reach Ayod County. From there until now there is no Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs thinking even to come and matched with that Modern Warfare and weapons!

    Even though I was transferred to Leer County the Home village of Dr Loomed Riek Machar Ebola I appreciated all my SPLA Tank Corp Group Colleagues who deserves Thank You Note and who really demonstrate the Modern Warfare war to the Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs. In 2013-2014 I was not expecting to fight the Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs again than I did in 1991, 1992 and 1997. Something weird is in that young children Heads and needed to examine by their families and communities! Because I have learned and confirmed the more you killed Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs in large number the more they keep coming in to fight as if there is no tomorrow to live and fight again. They have no Idea and knowing if what the War Strategy is all about… They fight wars very quick and expect to win very quick without knowing How who and where to Enter and Exit with War!

    As You Simon Gatwech in that Picture in the Jieng County of Duk. In Reality Your Celebration victory was short lived as we destroyed you in Duk County of Poktap , Gadiang, Bortown, Mathiang, and all other areas along the way into Ayod County … I remember during the raining afternoon day that you send in your Easy preys and Easy tools to the Used Lou Nuer White Young Thugs thinking to fight my group who was well trained and well armed and well prepared on how to Fight Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs as we did destroyed them in the 1991 and 1992 to 1997. Haha haha you are all the Losers and Opportunists and Job Seekers Positions

    Please I can’t wait to see you back to Juba and may asked you how Modern Warfare feel like. I will laugh when I see your face-to-face in real SPLA Headquarters.
    I think you will remember your written letter you left Behind when we destroyed Your White Army Young thugs in Poktap Duk County which stated in that letter that ” you will never put your feet and self in Juba again and see General Salva Kiir in the face unless he is dead or alive and not as the president of the Republic ”

    As I know many of you as regular Rebels, 3 years Rebellions is nothing new to us and you can not handle and managed your used tools viruses of the Lou Nuer White Army Young thugs!

    Please welcome back as usual but don’t ever started talking the fire you can not contained and control.

    Thank you very much

    • Bol Gatjang

      Abucook, you just forget Nuer white army because of Ugandan reinforcement for rescues. Had not been for Ugandan and their U.S allies,you won’t be talking now against them. Don’t forget they are behind Juba right now waiting for you trying to do bullshit and pick u up to hang you. You are the one who have learn horrible lesson from white army,you better ask kiir

  • Tolio

    Arrival of that chief of staff and more officers will an unnecessary increase opposition’s troop numbers beyond what is agreed. They should be sent back to Fangak if they are deemed surpluses. Allowing them is militarizing the city and that is double standard if general Malong can’t deploy more troops in Juba for deterrent.

  • lotulutut

    Dear Jiengs,

    your 40 days are getting over, soon you will evacuate Equatoria region………because it is not a battle ground, if you people don’t need peace, SPLM/A-IO needs peace and are concern about the welfare of every Citizen of South Sudan..Mind you, Equatoria region don’t need your gov’t any more, we are tired of imbalance involvement in the Gov’t by your so called Jieng Gov’t……this time don’t tamper to spark any war, if you do,,,,,,Equatorians and your rivals (Nuers) will drag you out of this country and you will live your lives as Refugees for ever and ever…….let me tell you one secret that Equatorians are Wolves wearing sheep’s skin……..i know that you what that means…Open your eyes and better get committed to the peace.