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Gen. Ajonga Death: Gov’t Declares Three Days of National Mourning

President Salva Kiir has declared three days of official National Mourning for the departed Chief of Defense Forces Gen. James Ajongo Mawut.

Gen. Mawut died on Friday morning after undergoing a kidney operation in Cairo, Egypt.

In a statement released on Friday, Kiir ordered that all national flags be flown at half-mast to honor the memory of the General.

“I have declared three days’ official mourning and ordered all South Sudanese flags to be flown at half-mast. I call upon all South Sudanese to honor the memory of Gen. James Ajonga and join us in observance,” Kiir wrote.

The president said that “Gen. James Ajonga will be accorded a state funeral with all honors befitting his status.”

Details of the General’s burial remain scanty but we’ll keep you posted.

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