Kiir Acquired New Weapons To Crush Machar As Taban Hints To Burn Down Pagak
August 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The government of South Sudan has acquired deadly new weapons in a move to destroy SPLM/A in Opposition in the dry season, a source close to the South Sudan Ministry of Defence disclosed to Nyamilepedia news desk.
The source established that the new weapons are believed to have been bought from Arab Republic of Egypt last month after President Salva Kiir dislodged his former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
Machar was later replaced by former SPLM/A-IO chief negotiator and Minister of Mining Taban Deng Gai.
Prior to his controversial appointment, Gai was dismissed from SPLM/SPLA-IO on the charges that he [Gai] rebelled from armed opposition before Kiir installed him as his new First Vice President.
Meanwhile Taban Deng Gai, who is reported to have met with South Sudan army chief of general staff Gen. Paul Malong Awan and country’s Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk pledged that he [Taban] will destroy SPLM/A-IO Pagak HQs and other strongholds of the Movementusing new sophisticated weapons.
The source didn’t disclose the types of new weapons that Kiir has acquired, however, eye witnesses report having seen tanks and other heavy artillery being uploaded from a cargo at the Juba International airport.
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The government of South Sudan has been buying weapons from friendly countries such as China, Israel and Ukraine, an allegation that has been raised earlier by Small Arms Survey, a Canadian firm that investigates international, regional, and domestic transfers of arms. Relative to buying military hardware to fight Machar, South Sudan army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan, on one instant, had withdrawn 5 million US dollars in Sudan Embassy in Egypt in October last year. Acting on
Relative to buying military hardware to fight Machar, South Sudan army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan, on one instant, had withdrawn 5 million US dollars in Sudan Embassy in Egypt in October last year. Acting on
Acting on Malong’s behalf in cash withdrawal to buy the weapons was Captain Dut Yai Anyaar, Malong’s secretary and personal assistant.
The transitional government of national unity formed last year per peace arrangement between the two warring parties is currently operating without Machar.
Machar’s spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, issued statements that Machar is still a valid South Sudan Vice President according to the arrangements of IGAD-led peace agreement.
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