South Sudan

Arrest, shoot loitering SPLA soldiers, Gen Malong orders


Paul Malong,

SPLA Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong, has given two hours to all SPLA soldiers still loitering the streets and those looting civilians properties to stop and move back to the barracks immediately.

According to Eye Radio, Gen. Malong reiterated his order from last evening saying any soldier found disobeying this order in the next two hours [from now] will face the consequences.

He ordered that those loitering be arrested immediately.

“If they resist arrest, then they will be shot,” says Malong’s order.

“Any unit found still loitering and looting will be punished collectively.”

Collective punishment will be decided upon by the Chief of General Staff himself.

Juba airport open

National Courier reports that Juba airport and shops are open for flights.

The Civil Aviation Authority says Juba International Airport is operational again.

There has been no damage to the airport despite heavy clashes nearby.

A mass exodus of foreign nationals and international workers is expected today with many embassies and organisations having already advised against stay in Juba for nonessential staff.

The Japanese, and the Ugandan governments are expected to evacuate their citizens. Other countries many follow suit.

Life is slowly returning to normal with some shops opening their doors for business and people moving about. In some areas people are telling NC that their shops have been looted.

The military is hardly in sight having withdrawn to the barracks.

National Courier/Eye Radio

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