JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this evening issued a republican decree replacing the country’s army chief General Johnson Juma Akot with division 3 commander General Santino Deng Wol.
Another decree read out on the state-owned South Susan Broadcasting Corporation also dismissed Director General of the General Security Bureau General Thomas Duoth Guet with former commander of SSPDF’s sixth infantry division, General Simon Yien Makuach.
In a separate decree, Kiir also appointed General Johnson Juma into the foreign service and appointed him as the country’s ambassador to Belgium.
General Thomas Duoth Guet was also appointed South Sudan ambassador to the state of Kuwait.
Kiir who is the supreme commander of the armed forces also dismissed the deputy minister of defense, Malek Ruben, replacing him with General Chol Thon Balok.
The South Sudanese head of state further appointed Ruben as the country’s ambassador to the State of Eritrea.