South Sudan Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General James Ajong Mawut has died.
According to a source, Gen. Ajong, who was appointed army boss by President Salva Kiir in May last year, reportedly passed on early today at the Egypt Military Hospital in Cairo.
A week ago media reports indicated General Ajong had died in a Kenyan hospital but he came out to deny the reports. At the time the General however admitted he was unwell and had undergone treatment for the kidney in Egypt.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayadit has announced three days of national mourning for the fallen SPLA Chief who replaced General Paul Awan Malong as head of the South Sudan forces.
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