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BREAKING: Gatwech ousts Machar as SPLM/A-IO Commander in Chief



Prominent military leaders of the SPLA-IO have this evening announced the ouster of SPLM/A-IO Commander in Chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny replacing him with Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the former SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff.

Chol Deng, the new spokesperson for the movement, told Radio Tamazuj this evening that the military leaders met in the Kit Gwang area of Upper Nile State and made the declaration.

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He said Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the erstwhile SPLA-IO chief of general staff is the new SPLM/A-IO Commander in Chief and other leaders will be announced after consultations within the movement.

“General Simon Gatwech Dual, Chief of Staff of the army, General Thomas Mabor Dhul, commander of Division 3 and General Johnson Olony, the commander of Division 1 attended the meeting,” Deng said.

Radio Tamazuj 

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