Renegade Maj Gen Dau Aturjong Reinstated into South Sudan Military Service

South Sudan president Salva Kiir has reinstated his key opponent’s former ally into the national army, South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF).

President Kiir reinstated Maj Gen Dau Aturjong in a decree read out on state-owned SSBC TV on Monday.

In 2014, Aturjong deserted the then SPLA army; months after a war broke out pitting President Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar in December 2013.

Aturjong would then join Machar’s SPLA-IO faction until July 2016.