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Dr. Machar Relieves Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak As the Deputy Chief

Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka speaks in Pagak Conference (Photo: Nyamilepedia)
Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka speaks in Pagak Conference (Photo: Nyamilepedia)

July 21, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The chairman and the Commander-in-chief of SPLM/A, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has relieved the deputy Chief of General Staff for Operation, Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak in a statement that was issued today.

“Pursuant to December 6-12, 2014 Pagak Conference Resolutions, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-in-chief , SPLM/A hereby relieve Major General Peter Gatdet Yaka as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations” the statement reads.

In a different statement, Machar appoints the Commander of Special Division One forces, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operation.

The two generals, Peter Gatdet and James Koang, switched positions in May 2014 in Unity state.

Dr. Machar replaced Maj. Gen. Koang Chol with Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony as the Commander of Special Division One forces in Upper Nile State.

In a different statement, Machar relieves Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth as the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics.

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AGUMUT July 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

Good for both and Dr.Hatred Machar will follow very soon because we don’t care about being dead or alive anymore.

gatdarwich July 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Dr. Riek must be careful dismissing the founders of the movement! Without general Yak and Gatkuoth, SPLA-IO won’t have existed period. Who the heck is unwisely advising Dr. Machar?

Semei Kakunggulu July 21, 2015 at 10:57 am

Gatdet’s world is coming to an end, the man have no soldiers and SPLA Juba will kill him if he Surrenders. foolish people rushed to rebellions not knowing that it could spell their ends too.

charjiek Mark Hothnyang Mabor July 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

it is not a surprised for the dismissal of two General since Dr Riek was advice by his in-law Taban Deng who is planning to overthrow him and come back to the Government through the influences of all Garang sons. Riek does not know that and perhaps Riek and Taban were survives because of the massacred committed by Kiir in Juba against Nuer if had it not been so ,I think none of General would not followed them since they had been in the Government for last eight yrs and nothings was yield fruits.
So, let Riek play his sooner down fall otherwise 2002 routine return will repeated itself.

288weechwang July 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Semei kakunulu, you have a luaghable comment,you believed gatdet can surrendered to any one? He still love in the army, but don’t just dreaming of killing him you are so insecure now than gatdet.

Karab July 21, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Nuer, If Gatdet is a real hero, he should accept this as normal because it is the duty of the CIC to do what is right for the movement. I am sure riek machar consulted Gatdet & he agreed for the decision. Other wise, what is the meaning of leader? How can he lead the movement with out making proper decisions? Gatdet is a hero period but he may have some weakness in other things like analyzing proper politics …

charjiek Mark Hothnyang Mabor July 22, 2015 at 2:08 am

General Gatdet indeed, He is hero compare to machar who run to bush b’se of his life and gone without his single officer in the armies and beside that his personal interested rather than the juba killing,but we should advice both Generals to still honor the Nuer Nationalism of being opposing the gov’t .


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