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The SPLA-IO military spokesman denies recorded audio as “fake and photoshopped”

Juba, South Sudan,

July 13, 2021 — The Military Spokesperson of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in opposition (SPLA-IO), Brig. General William Gatjiath Deng has denied the recorded audio that has been making trends on social media saying it’s fake and photoshopped. 

SPLM-IO warns own supporters against disseminating false information
SPLM-IO Spokesman Brig.Gen. William Gatjiath Deng (photo credit: Facebook courtesy)

Brig. Gen. Gatjiath said it was not him who was recorded disclosing the top secrets of the movement.

On July 12th an audio surfaced on WhatsApp in which the SPLA-IO military spokesman disclosed his confidential meeting with Akol Koor about the internal crisis of the SPLM/SPLA_IO where Akol encouraged them to be strong in their position but to remain isolated from Dr. Machar whom he confirmed was the only unwanted man in Juba.

In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, the SPLA-IO military spokesman, who is a close ally to the Chief of General Staff, 1st. Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, has denied that it is not his voice trending on social media arguing that it is a work of enemy who are not happy with the fact that he returned back from Juba and calls on the public to treat the audio as “a fake news of the day”.

“The SPLA (IO) office of information would like to inform the public that the recorded voice being sent to social media is fake and it’s photoshop and It has been created by the enemy, especially those who were unhappy with my coming back to the HQs. It has to be regarded as a fake news of the day”,he stated on his Facebook account.

Last month Gatjiath published a statement on his Facebook account endorsing the suspension order of the head of the SPLA-IO Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Zhiling Keah, by the Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual but the order was declared later by Machar as null and void arguing that it’s only him who had the constitutional right to suspend the top military personnel.

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