Salva Kiir Fires Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
July 12, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– South Sudan’s embattled president, Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a decree that fires his Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Cirino Hiteng.
The decree, which was read on the national television this evening, does not cite any reasons as to why the deputy minister was fired amid an intensive conflict, however, some government officials from the minority tribes have sought refuge in UNMISS. Others are rumored to have defected to SPLM/A-IO.
The decree was received with mixed reactions as many politicians believe that Kiir has overstepped his powers to sack an official from other parties without consulting the chairman of that party.
Dr. Hiten is a senior official and a former detainee, who bears his loyalty to a group of former political detainees led by an exiled politician, Mr. Pagan Amum.
According to national MP, Reath Muoch Tang, this indicates something very sensitive.
“This a confirmation of something fishy. In the other hand it means the collapse of the agreement.” Reath said.
“Some Government’ Generals and some Salva Kiir new state Governors from other ethnic groups on the run to UNMISS, looting and the killing of the civilian by the Government forces continued while Makuel can’t stop lying on SSBC.” he continued.