Kiir travels to S. Africa after He has put his “house in order” as his health allegedly deteriorates.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit this afternoon traveled to South Africa few days after he promoted and made notable changes in the administration of transitional government.
There have been reports that the health of the president deteriorates and there is a need for him to see a doctor.
Though, according to the Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny said President Kiir traveled to Pretoria, South Africa on a 3-days visitation to discuss with President Ramaphosa the challenges facing the implementation of the 2018 Revitalized peace agreement.
It will be recalled that Kiir recently made some notable changes to the transitional government and as observed it is clear that Kiir is putting his house in order before his departure.
Salva Kiir, with apparent disregard for the many crimes committed by the National Security Service (NSS), promoted one of its top officials, Akol Koor Kuc, to the rank of First Lieutenant General.
In the same reshuffle that saw Kuc promoted, Santino Deng Wol, a man sanctioned by the UN for his role in a May 2015 offensive in Unity State during which government forces killed dozens of women, children, and older people, and looted civilian property, was appointed as the new army chief of staff.
The reshuffling was done just to pave way for him to go and access medical abroad. The trusted men are on the ground, and it becomes very obvious the logic and rationale in his game plan.
Officially Kiir is scheduled to return to Juba after three days, but according to speculations, He may likely be there for a longer period of time.