April 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The Chief of General Staff for SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, 1st Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual has touched down in South Sudan capital, Juba.
Gen. Gatwech arrived with over one hundred soldiers, SPLA-IO Inspector General of Police, Amb. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and other politicians.
According to earlier reports from James Gatdet Dak, Gatwech was expected to arrive with 195 troops, however, Gatdet confirmed only 121 soldiers in his latest reports.
“Our Chief of General Staff, Inspector General of Police, 195 troops and their weapons will arrive in Juba today, Monday, 25 April, 2016. Their plane is ready to take them. More updates later” Gatdet said earlier today.
“The Chief of General Staff, 1st Lt. General Simon Gatwech Dual and 121 soldiers and their weapons have landed in Juba.” Gatdet said.
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Our reliable sources at Juba airport confirmed Gen. Gatwech’s arrival with his full armament, troops and organic weapons.
The arrival of SPLA-IO Chief of staff has paved ways for Machar’s imminent return, however, the exact time and dates are yet to be communicated.
Machar, South Sudan’s former vice president, has been expected to arrive in the capital since April 18th, however, the two warring parties could not agree on the number of troops and size of weapons SPLM/SPLA-IO should have in Juba.