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.