President Kiir Removes VP and Entire Government
The president of South Sudan (Salva Kiir Mayardit) broadcasted on the state radio in Juba of his release of the secretary-general of the ruling party, 17 brigadiers in the police service, and every national minister and deputy minister of his government.
The Vice president Riek Machar has be relieved of office and he currently does not have a replacement. There are no set replacements for any of the ministries and deputies.
The presidents motive for the actions of the removal of Vice President comes from long history of tension and disagreement. The most recent dispute was about the removal of Unity state Governor Taban Geng Gai.
The presidency states that “everything is calm” and that the ministries will be replaced in a “very short time, as soon as possible.”
More details will be provided by Radio Dabanga as more events unfold.
Published by Allafrica on July 23rd 2013, written by Radio Dabanga, photograph by Mohamed Messara