Kiir sacks Minister Mayik Ayii, appoints Nhial Deng Nhial
June 2, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this evening, Tuesday, 2 June, 2020, fired one of his long-term loyalists and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Hon. Mayik Ayii Deng, appointing Nhial Deng Nhial as the new Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Minister Ayii has held that position since 29 April 2016, following the signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS).
He was reappointed in February after the President had dissolved the previous incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity.