S. Sudan ex-army commander denies reports that he has been reinstated

Maj. Gen. Stephen Buay Rolnyang and other senior officials from Bul-Nuer conducting meeting in Mayom, Unity State(Photo credit: supplied)

Maj. Gen. Stephen Buay Rolnyang and other senior officials from Bul-Nuer conducting meeting in Mayom, Unity State(Photo credit: supplied)

January 27th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Former South Sudan army commander General Stephen Buay Rolnyang has denied social media rumors that he has been reinstated to his ranks after demotion.

“This is to inform all of you that I have not been reinstated in my rank and seniority. It is not true. It was circulated wrongly. Nothing has happened yet from the commander in chief,” Buay said in a brief statement on his social media Facebook page.

The professional army general was arrested in 2018 following fighting between his guards and a huge force belonging to government-allied militia commander General Puljang Top.

He was accused of rebelling against the state to join opposition groups and was sentenced to one year in prison, demoted from Major General to private and the dismissed from the army service.

General Buay who was the deputy commander of the army’s 5th infantry division in Wau prior to his arrest denied all the charges.

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