Breaking: South Sudan First Vice President Mutes Gen. Taban Deng From The Army

SPLA-IO Generals in Pagak(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

SPLA-IO Generals in Pagak(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

July 21, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– In a strict military order sent to over 400 military generals of SPLA in Opposition, the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, ordered his commanders to cease communication with Hon. Taban Deng Gai, the former Chief Negotiator, for SPLM/SPLA-IO.

In the order, Dr. Machar declared that Taban Deng and a few other politicians in Juba have collaborated with his rivals to assassinate him during the recent attack at the State House in Juba.

According to James Gatdet Dak, the Press Secretary to the First Vice President, General Taban was behind the conspiracy engineered by President Salva Kiir in Juba to assassinate the First Vice President.

“First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA-IO), His Excellency, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has DIRECTED all SPLA-IO commanders and units to cut off communication with Mining Minister, General Taban Deng Gai, and few individuals wth him who are behind a conspiracy engineered by President Sava Kiir’s faction to divide the SPLM/SPLA (IO).” James Gatdet said.

The First Vice President warns that Taban is being used to dismantle the Compromised Peace Agreement , however, his spokesman confirms that Machar is in control of the situation.

“is to dismantle the August 2015 peace agreement using them, Dr. Riek Machar has already sent out the message to all units in the country.” Dak said.

Taban was the first official of the opposition to appear on SSTV on Sunday in the middle of a very intense battle that went on for more than 12 hours. before the

Despite that his counterpart, Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth, was clearly representing President Salva Kiir’s faction, Gen. Taban represented the Transitional Government of National Unity and the SPLM/SPLA in opposition.

In the latest speech, broadcasted on SSTV, Taban went further to deny having access with his former Chairman and demand that SPLM/SPLA-IO does not belong to one person (Dr. Riek Machar).

In the speech that followed, Gen. Taban stood against Machar’s call for a deterrent force to act as a buffer and went on to claim that he had communicated with the SPLA-IO army in the field and they have all rejected foreign force intervention in the country.

In spite of SPLM/SPLA-IO hierarchy, Gen. Taban is now being portrayed as an ideal candidate for the position of the First Vice President ahead of his senior Lt. Gen. Alfred Lado Gore.

According to insiders, President Salva Kiir would not approve Lt. Gen. Gore anyway even if he was appointed by his party because he comes from Equatoria where the second Vice President, James Wani Igga, comes from.

Despite that General Taban has not yet announced his defection to SPLM/A-IG, officials of SPLM/A in Opposition believes that Taban has no support in the army and therefore his defection will not affect the opposition but would rather attract new defections from the government sides.

21 comments

  • James Gatdet u will never survive, because all the mess up in South Sudan, u have upperhand in.
    U become as a medias prositude, fuck u 100% foolish.

  • luak jek

    The First Vice President is right to stop Taban Deng Gai from communicating with Field Commanders because he forgot what he rebelled for, and now is trying to put a shoe which is not his shoe on his foot. But let him know that the SLPM/A IO. in general will not support his idea

    • GatNor

      If Taban had switched side overnight, it must be the money that he has been promised and that would be a little more than the 2% from state oil he was getting when he was a governor. It was a lot then if you consider the accumulation of that money over how long he was a governor. Any more than that is hard for anyone to turn down. A mere position with fancy tittle and small salary is not as compare to what the Jaang are spending to bribe individuals from across the divide. Hopefully he is only pressured to sound so and will somehow one day recover from such coercion.

  • Odongtoo Michael

    Gen Taban Deng Gai have nothing to do with SPLA. IO ,NO body will support him, he better go to government in the good way rather than dismantling SPLM.IO party

  • Goygatwech

    Chairman and commander in chief of SPLA ( IO ) have right to stop his commander to have phone communication with Taban because he forget his revealed to be FVP of national unity government. That escalated fighting erupt in J1 was the plan to assassinated Dr. Machar it is their planning let us stop communication because they are now involve to cleansing Nuer from Southsudan. In your information you will be safe when you know problem of salva kiir and his supporter Nuer wew.

  • JOHN YOAL CHUOL

    nothing can affect the moment because Taban is like the same like those who were already defected for their needs not south sudan is particular interest beside Taban has no armies he has no civilians and Taban himself block many people whom supposed to joint splm-io due of they don’t want from being to share the same parties and will be very lacky for them to joint io especially unity state officialS and all in all Taban himself is cheaeter all the time if he will make it possible to accept that post will be his second time to do that to the moment and also what he has planned is to assassinate mr kiir togetherwith group of malong and take over the position,this is all the activities does by criminal person allways

  • Gen. Taban Deng Gai deserves the position of first vice-president because the agreement cannot be hell hostage by the absence of one man. The party isn’t Dr. Riek Machar’s briefcase in my rightful judgement.

  • what happened in south sudan also happen in others part of the world,food fighter always do not like unity like taban deng

    • Gen. Taban Deng has right to takeover the position of FVP since he is a senior member of SPLM IO and the same time chief negotiator then the position should be left vacant he can mantain it no problem Riak Machar will comr any time and claim it back he will not refuse please don’t through bad words on Deng for nothing he and many others politicians in Juba are still doing the work of splm io

  • Dear
    I would like to remind you z the movement of Dr.Riek must continueing till the end of this world.
    Dr. Riek is president of our homeland wether we like or not. its must…

    I sure every cabanets who need to go to Kiir Regims my dear dont waste times by complicating things…just go and We as Nuer Naath Tin Naath must follows Dr.Riek.

    I cant hide myself as National Security Intelligent Agent this is true and it will happened Mr.Kiir will be kill andvIam 100%. This chances belong to Dhurgon Teny in the name of God believe wht i said And ask me. why?
    Our president Mr. Kiir is going as soon as possible..and please try t ask yourself as a big persons during your night times wen you sleep on your bed. The death of president will appear on your dreams.
    Lets know Kiir will die like nothing.

  • This is all bogus, Taban Gai Deng is an orphanage in the movement and had no military support in the movement. This will not be worry anybody

  • Hello every one in South Sudan regardless of where you belong, I am informing you that what is happening in Juba with Taban Deng is like a night dream that used not to happen at the day time. the whole SPLM/A – IO Leadership is under the total control of its Leader Dr. Reik Machar Teny. he has the full support of both the Military wing SPLA and the political wing SPLM. The reality is on the ground not in Juba since people like Taban Deng joined SPLM/A -IO simply because they were fearing for their lives in Juba. his defection will affect no one but will bring back many of our loyal sons from Kiir’s faction. Taban command not even a single General. SO, go go go you are a devil. we are now celebrating in every area under SPLM/A – IO and say VIVA SPLM and VIVA Dr. Machar.

  • God bless

    God save us in south sudan

  • GatNor

    I am skeptical to why this sort of news have even made headlines of “Breaking News”
    Nyamile should caution paid infiltrators turning this very credible and informative website in to a platform of the tribal government of South Sudan to stage their confusion schemes and propagandas. Taban has not yet made any public address of his defection and if he(Taban) had defected as alleged, Defection of the head of one department does not constitute change in leadership nor does that amount to any camp unnecessarily assuming the impossible role of their rival camp where security apparatus louds such calls for what should have been and or would would be such and such if ray-ray and so forth are not so according to their wishful thinking. This is a bizarre behaviour of course. Had Kiir’s security personals defected to Taban then they can simply loud their defection and neither Kiir or Machar would be affected by such flaky people. On the flip side the disgruntle security operatives of Kiir’s camp neither have the rights to speak on behave of SPLM/A-In-Opposition or neither have they been granted any rights to speak and make any statements as such on behave of Kiir’s tribal government. As we know Kiir’s Jaang gov’t have institutionalized department of information, office of the so called presidency with its spoke persons including the main public relation and media coordinators that are responsible for airing our such verbal disgusts.

  • U HATE GATDET DAK,CAUSE HE TELLS YOU THE TRUTH NOT THE WHITE LIES FROM ATENY A WEK ATENY.

  • NDA

    One wonders if Riek followers obession with him has real political substance or just stuff of superstition. Naath Messiah as it were, is in fact the undoing of the Great Nation of Nuer. The sooner folks realise this the better.

  • This how you behave always you Nuer, you don’t correct yourselves you belive in one word all that is why one Riak Machar with his own position killed million of people and you are still stand behind him, please advice your remanding generals to surrender to the government or SPLA gallant otherwise Paul Malong will complete them

    • GatNor

      Aguak and NDA sound like they just wake up to hear that there is a conflict in South Sudan without considering the genesis of the events leading to this very moment. To make a long history short and bring you upto date Jaang in going after Machar due to their hate for the man, they screwd up by failing to get machar dead or alive in all their attempts murders against machar. Secondly in their search for Machar in that long week of door to door search for in December 2013 they turn their anger on all Nuers and started their target killing of every one they find. This angered the rest of the Nuers around the world. The recent clashes was also an attempted murder of Machar, again Nuers were targeted. Now why everytime Jaang go after Nuers that have nothing to do with Machar and his political quest. ..And why is it that Jaang have such phobia with Machar who idealistically spearheaded through dedication of many sacrifices delivered them to the promise land to finally have a country of their own called South Sudan. Is it hate, tribalism, or is it because Machar’s vision for an independence sovereign south Sudan succeeded contrary to that of Jang son.s idea of united sudan that failed and died miserably in front of Jaang and they couldn’t help it. Jaang apparently wants South Sudan to be a member of Arab League look at that that mentality. From united sudan to arab league how idealistically and ridiculous can you get. Jaang can join the arab league live in a united sudan and they will still wake up in the same skin, status and still be Jaang in every way shape concievable. Oh ya they would still blame all their Jaang problem on Machar too.

  • Chulbaar

    Nuer people should ask themselves first, the whereabouts of Dr. Riek Machar before attacking Taban Deng. Dr. Riek is DEAD. You’ll soon learn about this great news with shock. Just let Taban take over the FVP post or you remain be losers like you always been…RIP SPLA/M-IO…Rest in Hell Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon..

  • Karab

    Shame on Taban Deng. So he was fighting to be minister of petroleum? Riek machar is a world class mind men. He will not allow such low stuff to happen as to appoint his nuer ppl to critical ministries.

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