Wednesday December 13, 2017

Machar: Gen Gatdet and Gen Garhoth will be redeployed elsewhere

Dr Riek making a speech at Pagak conference (photo: James Gatdet Dak)


PAGAK – The chairman of the SPLM in Opposition, Dr Riek Machar has told the Upper Nile Times that two of his Generals he dismissed yesterday will be reappointed into different portfolios anytime soon.

Machar spoke out for the first time after the relieve of the Generals saying “it was a normal thing every movement do to ensure that people are appointed to right positions.”

“Yes, the generals are dismissed as per the statement released yesterday. They are still part of the movement but only been relieved from their positions. The movement will redeploy them somewhere else.” – Machar said.

Asked whether the relieve of the generals will have any disastrous impact on the movement’s quest to oust Salva Kiir. Machar said:

“No. this is a normal procedure. They are still movement members and our vision with them is the same. They are not going anywhere” – Machar said.

Machar made an abrupt move dismissing the two general yesterday and reappointing other two generals to replace them.


Philip Gual

An Upper Nile State correspondent for The Upper Nile Times. He currently resides in Malakal, Upper Nile State.

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