NAS dismisses alleged defection of its Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. John Kenyi

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, Chairman of the National Salvation Front |Photo: File

The National Salvation Front, a rebel group headed by Thomas Cirillo Swaka, has dismissed as fake news, the alleged defection of its Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburong.

“The Leadership of National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to alert its forces, members, supporters, the people of South Sudan and members of International Community, of a malicious propaganda document claiming to be the resignation letter of Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburong, NAS deputy Chief of Staff for Training.”

“The Leadership of NAS would like to assure everyone that Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburong has not defected from NAS and is with his forces in his area of Command Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Loburong is a loyal patriotic freedom fighter who is committed to the struggle to liberate the people from oppression and subjugation so as to achieve freedom, justice, equality and restoration of the dignity of the people. The fake resignation letter in circulation is a desperate propaganda and forgery from dismissed former NAS members.”

The group said the forged document is aimed at sowing seeds of discord among members of the National Salvation Front (NAS) as it lacks authenticative proof.

“The aim of the propaganda by these enemies of the people of South Sudan is to spread lies to encourage forces of the SSPDF to attack NAS forces; attack villages and commit killings, rapes, looting and displacement of civilians. The Leadership of NAS cautions its forces, members, supporters, the people of South Sudan and members of the International Community to be vigilant and never be dubbed by liars and forgers with such cheap propaganda.”

Gen. Cirillo dismisses 3 members from his movement over misconduct

Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, Chairman of the National Salvation Front |Photo: Thessherald

Oct 24, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Chairman of the National Salvation FRONT (NAS), Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, has issued an order dismissing three members of the NAS over what he called ‘sabotaging activities’ in the movement.

“In exercise of powers conferred upon me by the NAS Leadership to take actions that will ensure the achievement of the objectives of the movement; I,Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief oftheNational Salvation Front, do hereby order the relieve of the following members from all positions and duties and dismissed from the National Salvation Front (NAS).”

  1. Mr. Murtada Jalal Abdalla Baballa.
  2. Dr. Lako Jada Kwajok
  3. Mr. Leeri Johnson Marella

The dismissed members have been involved in:

  1. Actively undermining policies and sabotaging activities of the NationalSalvation Front
  2. Instigating divisions among the members, rank and file of the Movement.
  3. Collaborating with foreign agents to destroy NAS and the struggle toliberate the suffering people of South Sudan.This order comes into immediate effect on22″d October 2020.Gen.Thomas Cirillo SwakaChairman and Commander-in-ChiefNational salvation Front