South Sudan’s Kiir says jailed South African adviser, rebel group spokesman to be released

Rebel spokesman James Gatdet. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir said on Wednesday an imprisoned South African adviser to rebel leader Riek Machar and a rebel group spokesman would be released on Thursday as part of a peace deal.

Kiir told a peace ceremony in Juba that rebel spokesman James Gatdet and South African ex-colonel and adviser to Machar, William Endley would be freed.

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“I’ll release him tomorrow and he will be deported to his country,” he said.

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