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Armed Opposition Chief of General Staff Arrives In The Capital

SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff, 1st. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, arriving with his troops in South Sudan's capital, Juba(Photo: Nyamilepedia/file)
SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff, 1st. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, arriving with his troops in South Sudan’s capital, Juba(Photo: Nyamilepedia/file)

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.

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Beek April 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

welcome,but as we all know you as friends,but not in our homes. SPLM in general have to change. NOT in HOUSE.,NOT in House.

Bol Gatjang April 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Hello Lt General chief staffs of SPLM/IO, Simon Gatwech Dual , I would like to say your congratulations on your strong promises on returning to fearful city of Juba. You must always keep your promises as you demonstrated today to all South Sudanese. We hope your arrival will pave the ways for peace to reaches at its pinnacle. It should be the movement in which the world was longing for in order to resolve this sporadic conditions in country. Let’s see what the U.S and his allies going to say again about rebel, the word that always sounds like un English word. Those who are called rebels,they seem like criminals individuals without their right to be recognized no matter what happens. Iam sorry for the shameful treatment Nuer went through with name rebel while Kiir tried his best to crush them with help of U.S who paid Ugandan troops to exterminated our tribe. Please let’s prays diligently to God to be only our advocate as well as intercede dedicated for us in heaven.

Lokiden April 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm

We are very sad and more confuse for all trip make the general, therefore when its war let it be rather than……………… Dinka and nuer are brothers they are the birds of the same feathers playing together.

Wedjuba April 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm


The Kings, Queens, Rooks, Bishops, Knights and the Pawns edge the Brim,

Question remains…,

Are we ready to sacrifice for the Dream?.

Wedjuba says…,

Raise up the Fist on Touch Down,
For the Gist of the DEAD and the LIVING is yet to be Crowned and Freed.



……Now let’s get started!!!……

chuolpur April 25, 2016 at 11:19 pm

yes the arrival of Io chief of general staff 1st Lt.Gen Simon Gatwech Dual his speech yesterday 25 April in Juba Airport when he arrived Dual his speech make sense to the pple of the youngest nation also it seemed the peace of agreement should be in touch .


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