Malong threatens ‘retaliatory statements’ against President Kiir

Former SPLA Chief of General Staffs Gen. Paul Malong Awan (R) Speaks with President Kiir in Juba 2015 (File photo)
Former SPLA Chief of General Staffs Gen. Paul Malong Awan (R) Speaks with President Kiir in Juba 2015 (File photo)

June 4th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s former SPLA chief of general staffs, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, has threatened to use retaliatory statements against South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, after the later accused and held him responsible for the collapse of the 2015 peace agreement between him and the country’s former first vice president, Riek Machar, who is leading an armed opposition group against his government.

Malong warnes Kiir and his Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, to cease hurling insults against him in what the government said was an exposure of sensitive and classified information.

“This is to inform President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and his men, especially his Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny that they should cease from hurling insults at me and exposure of what they called sensitive and classified information to the public about the state matters and any other matter deemed so,” he wrote in a statement released on Sunday.

Given that the former army chief has been a long-time friend of the South Sudanese leader, he threatened retaliatory statements saying that he has adequate knowledge about the South Sudanese troubled leader.

“We have been friends and have lived together and having adequate knowledge of each other, so you should stay warned that talking about me always will attract repercussions. Inform your aides that their loose lips out to be zipped or else they will attract serious retaliatory statements. Let them focused on what is vital for public consumption,” he said.

Malong added in the statement that the Kiir has been in a bid to kill him but said he is not remorse about death and that Kiir ought to watch out otherwise he will do the same.

“Now that he is publicly exposing things he deemed classified, he ought to watch out that I will do the same to satisfaction,” the former SPLA chief wrote.

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