South Sudan ex-army chief Malong out of house arrest but under close watch
Saturday November 11 2017
Former South Sudan Chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
General Paul Malong released after five months of house arrest.
Gen Malong was put under arrest because when he was sacked in May, he left in protest at night with a big contingent and artillery on his way to his home town of Aweil in Bah-el-Ghazal State, but was stopped at Yirol in Lakes State.
On November 7, Gen Malong wrote a letter asking that the Juba administration allow him safe exit to Uganda and that the soldiers that went with him to Yirol be released unconditionally.