Breaking: Malong surrenders to government delegation in Rome
October 10, 2020 (Thessherald)–The leadership of the South Sudan United Front/Army headed by Paul Malong Awan has reportedly surrounded to Kiir’s delegation in Rome, according to a reliable source at the peace talks.
“Malong surrendered to the government delegation in Rome as he demanded the sacking of the NSS boss as one of his conditions to return to Juba,” the source revealed.
“South Sudan United Front/Army rebels group have surrendered voluntarily to the South Sudanese government delegation in Rome after their Chairman Gen. Paul Malong Awan was booted out of the SSOMA alliance’s first meeting with the government yesterday in Italy,” the source disclosed.
According to another official at the peace talks, Malong and his entourage are negotiating separately with the government delegation in an effort to reach an agreement later today.
The South Sudan United Front/Army – a holdout group has been facing an internal row after the dismissal of its former spokesman, Emmanuel Sunday de John.
Last month, the South Sudan Movements Alliance suspended SSUF/A from the opposition alliance over a breach of communications.