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SPLA accuses former logistic general of evading investigation


February 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan army, the SPLA, has denied accusation of being turned into tribal institution by former deputy chief of staff for logistic Gen. Thomas Cirillo and accused him of quitting to avoid corruption investigation.

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Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo (R) with commander of presidential guards Maj. Gen. Marial Chanuong at Juba airport on November 5, 2014 (ST).

“His (Gen. Thomas Cirillo’s) resignation was aimed at avoiding accountability and escaping justice after a massive corruption was unearthed at his directorate,” reads a press statement issued by SPLA spokesman Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang late on Monday.

Fifty-one officers, including Gen. Cirillo, were being investigated since December 2016 for disappearance of army food, fuels, lubricants and military equipment, said the military spokesman.

“[Gen.] Thomas was personally and deeply involved in a scamp in which huge consignments of military food rations, fuel, lubricants and equipment were either diverted for personal use or consumption, disappeared, sold or stolen,” Lul stressed.

Gen. Thomas Cirillo, a Bari as the Vice-President James Wani Igga, announced resignation from the army last week and accused the President Salva kiie and the SPLA chief of Staff Paul Malong Awan of undermining the national character of the army.

President Kiir denied the accusation, insisting that the majority Dinka are in the army on voluntary basis.

“SPLA strongly disputes all inaccurate and inconsistent reasons he cited for quitting the national army,” Lul said, adding that the SPLA challenges the former deputy chief of staff to “return to the country to clear his name.”

Gen. Cirillo has not indicated his next course of action but he is alleged to be out of the country since December.


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  • 14 February 2017 09:12, by jubaone

    How Funny!
    Lul you waited till Gen. Cirillo made the move and now you want to cheaply implicate him in a scandal scam. Gen. Cirillo is a Bari NOT a jienge and so thievery and banditry is not part of his culture. Look for some convincing argument. LOL-LUL!

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    • 14 February 2017 10:03, by Midit Mitot

      Since Lul Ruai had rejoining SPLA-IG in Juba, he is always propagate the things for the sake of his recognition from Malong, look, he had developed this unfounded words about the resignation of the true general who is feeling pain for this nonstop violent from Mathaing Anyoor, Lul is true idiot.

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    • 14 February 2017 10:04, by Akuma


      Cirilo is criminal, he is the one funding those militias killing citizens along highways of South Sudan by providing them with logistics. He will be deported back like others generals to Juba South Sudan though he travel to Addis with FDs yesterday. He will be trape

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      • 14 February 2017 10:10, by jubaone

        Lul is a pathological liar and criminal. He is nothing other than a clever and lazy criminal whose nergies should have been better used to save the Nuers than the jienges. Who is Lul Ruai Koang? on www.paanluelwel.com. Just a hopeless hungry dog that submissively has gone to his master to get the meatless bone.

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      • 14 February 2017 10:11, by jubaone

        Lul is a pathological liar and criminal. He is nothing other than a clever and lazy criminal whose nergies should have been better used to save the Nuers than the jienges. Who is Lul Ruai Koang? on www.paanluelwel.com. Just a hopeless hungry dog that submissively has gone to his master to get the meatless bone.

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    • 14 February 2017 10:22, by barbayo

      Bari are criminals Thomas stole money of army and ran out , break news , yesterday he made secret meeting with SPL-IO in Addis-Ababa,now he is Blue hotel at Gabrielgeorge near South Africa embassy , at two hours you may hear some news deportation South Sudan or detain in hotel already tracked

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    • 14 February 2017 14:20, by wacjak

      Jubaone! Thank God that yr identity has been known 2day. Now, I don’t need to generalize the Equatorians for no reason in my comments anymore because the culprit, Jubaone is a Bari. Tell me, don’t Bari people have thieves? Which community on earth can claim to have all clean people? Some of your hopeless idiots are the caused of the problems we have in this country. Ramciel so soon is the solution

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      • 15 February 2017 05:48, by jubaone

        So what if I´m a Bari, Madi, Zande or Moru? I see myself as an Equatorian, while you see yourself as a jienge, thats the difference. You are simply a tribe, we´re already a nation. Jieeges are by nature thieves even Kiir himself, monies get stolen in his office how? Go back to Ramciel even today, you have already your states dont idle in Equatoria like squatters.

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    • 14 February 2017 14:21, by wacjak

      Jubaone! Just because the city headquarters is here makes you think that you are the smartest people in this country. You are rich and hard working in this country. Wait, soon, Juba will be left for you, and you will run around looking for jobs in other places.

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      • 15 February 2017 03:01, by Dinka-Defender-General

        Guys, Jubaone is a traitor and Arabs militia during the civil war so don’t get a headache about his senseless discussions. He always support senseless leader so-called Machar and his tribe Bari for atrocities while he drinks and sleeps. Lazy ass..bastard. You will never get a logical argument from him. He thinks he knowing it all, but he is still jobless and hungry without pennies in his packets.

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        • 15 February 2017 07:51, by jubaone

          Jienge Defender General,
          Look critically at your written English and logical arguments and anyone will tell who the bastard is. Dont use my words, you jienge lazy thinker. Are you too stupid to use your own words? I am not an MTN so I cant be lazy, your jienge friend Wajcak has told you already. Try hard next time, ya aryan jienge!

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      • 15 February 2017 06:00, by jubaone

        I am happy and proud that you realize that we are rich cos we worked for it. The jienges get their riches through stealing and plundering the state cos they are either lazy or illiterate and have no skills to get good jobs. Do you know why NGOs, the private sector etc dont like jienges? Cos they´re simply fools without skills. They go to govt and army where no education is needed.

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    • 14 February 2017 14:24, by wacjak

      Jubaone! Just be honest with your selves, how many plots does Swaka have in this city? How many buildings does he have in this city? Can he obtain all these without having looted the money of this nation? We know what he has and what he looted. Isn’t this not a proof that you advocate for nepotism? Your hatred for other people has made you blind to this facts. Wake up dude.

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    • 14 February 2017 14:26, by wacjak

      Jubaone! If you are in business with him, just be prepared that the government is coming to confiscate all that you acquired illegally. You have been complaining that everyone in this government is unclean and here you are trying to cleanse your brother. What a shame on you.

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    • 14 February 2017 18:00, by pabaak

      So you’re saying here that there are no thieves in Jubek or former Central Equatoria State? Be realistic, so mismanagement of funds within Jubek as some time been discussed in Jubek parliament is not true, or is Jeing is one managing the Jubek State? What I know thievery or corruption does not belong to particular group or people if these two practices are put in right definitions. Any way who

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      • 14 February 2017 18:07, by pabaak

        could be blame is justice delay by SPLA HQRS, if 51 officers including Gen Thomas were accused of mismanagement of army rations and others stuff then why waiting until this moment? these are many people who want to destroy South Sudan army, last year some army lift their area of assignment due to acute shortage of food rations, this could jeopardize the security of the country

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        • 15 February 2017 05:54, by jubaone

          Most of his juniors at the SPLA Hqs are jienges who stole this food to distribute to their hungry relatives in Warrap and Aweil without Gen. Cirillo´s approval. A similar thing also happened when Dr. Marial Awou Dept. min. of Finance falsely accused Kosti Manibe of swindling $5m till Kosti was fired. Everywhere you go (MTN) just the same jienge bullshit of stealing- criminals by nature.

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    • 15 February 2017 12:14, by jubaone

      Lul Ruai Koang,
      The false Brig. Gen who never fought any battles nor attended a military academy faked his certificate from Kenyan University and was known to blatanly lie while serving Riak. Today, the congenital liar is again on Kiir´s payroll. Who knows, perhaps he is lying about SPLA´s miliary successes while indeed the SPLA is being defeated. He is just a loser check: www.paanluelwel.com

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  • 14 February 2017 09:20, by koang mi kei

    hahahahahahaha Lul never stop lying with his bloody mouth since he is run after money like sexy goat running after he goat, they did not know their insult when incompetent government insult them they are like goat who make he goat run after it for whole day yet at the last point is going to give up and enjoy sexy like she has never refuse it look when you are with IO you talk like nothing,

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  • 14 February 2017 09:31, by Gabriel KK

    Yes as simple as that. come and clear your name Cirillo if you are not culprit in rebels’ uniforms. It doesn’t matter how long you will stay in exile, justice will always be waiting for you. Days are numbered for corrupt officials who evade justice in the name of blaming Kiir or Dinka.

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    • 14 February 2017 09:47, by jubaone

      Gabriel KK,
      If Kiir and Malong swindled over $2m each and have mansions in Nairobi, you think all are thieves and criminals? No. There is nothing to be stolen anymore, the jienges have looted the country empty. This is just jienge bullshit. What Gen. Cirilo should have stolen would be guns to burst Kiir. Not Food, thats for hungry jienges.

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      • 14 February 2017 10:08, by Gabriel KK

        People like Peter Gadet are real rebels because their rebellion has nothing to do with money or positions. But I doubt if other senior military figures like Gen.Cirllo blame a Government without a smoke. well, there is nothing left in the bush either. Whoever going to the forest will come back as returnee and find Wani, Kiir and Taban in Governmemt.

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        • 14 February 2017 10:15, by jubaone

          Gabriel KK,
          Gen. Cirillo is a principled Equatorian and not a jienge or Nuer known for flipflopping. Others run after food others after principles. Rather die for an idea that will live than to live for an idea that will die. Mark my words.

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  • 14 February 2017 09:35, by Gabriel KK

    To SPLA and Government, just ask the Country of his refuge to extradite him to the Country to face Music in Court.

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  • 14 February 2017 09:38, by Kush Natives

    “His (Gen. Thomas Cirillo’s) resignation was aimed at avoiding accountability and escaping justice after a massive corruption was unearthed at his directorate,” reads a press statement issued by SPLA spokesman Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang late on Monday. Then why the accusation took too long up to this time without revealing it? I see this reports as a revenge from the SPLA office. The man already_

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    • 14 February 2017 09:45, by Kush Natives

      Con_ won the game by resigning a head of you! Mr. Lul Ruai, siding with the bad guys always put you in darkness. The case is now not about corruption any longer, rather. Follow me on the next comment!

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    • 14 February 2017 10:31, by jengelon

      You Jenge are really Kilaab where are you sheltering now in Cirilo’s home Juba you find food for your starving jenge Kiir Jenge thieves,looters,grabbers,rapper all combine have you ever seen a corrupted Equatorian find out & what about the VP hahahah Lul or kos both of you are like sharmota never stop lying hai don’t mess up with the Equatorians because these are dirty fighters

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      • 14 February 2017 11:34, by Kush Natives

        I don’t understand what you’re trying to elaborate here! You’re trying to speak Arabic, but not really the case here. I know that you are trying to depends Gen, Thomas through an injustice, but remember! This stupid country took innocents peoples’ lives. There’s no other book that we can write, rather then that, the fact that human lives was given.

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        • 14 February 2017 15:16, by Eastern

          Please pronounce it as DEFEND BUT NOT DEPEND. The two are different words with different meanings.....

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      • 14 February 2017 13:18, by PEACE FOR ALL

        jengelon, there is no tribe in South Sudan called Equatoria, Equatoria is a region comprising many tribes, also how do you think that the whole region can’t have a thief? thinks twice for the best argument. Depending looters will leads us nowhere. lets face justice.


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  • 14 February 2017 09:59, by Kush Natives

    Fifty-one officers, including Gen. Cirillo, were being investigated since December 2016 for disappearance of army food, fuels, lubricants and military equipment, said the military spokesman. Well, you have now left with fifty officers under an investigations asap before they resign please! Otherwise, all reports later after they resigned will be bias. Thanks,

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  • 14 February 2017 11:42, by victory john

    possible to Thomas Cirillo to resignate from SPLA-IG because Kirr and his brother Malong they are looting the south sudan properity to the jang(dengka)areas.

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    • 14 February 2017 12:26, by Dalta Cirea

      The Deputies Chief of Staff who held from non Dinkas were only two who are defeced. One is General Bapiny Monytueland Thomes who resigned recently. now SPLA Chief of General Staff office is purely Danka’s. How can you denied the statement of Resigned Deputy Chief of Staff foe Logistics General Thomes as SPLA is a trible organization.

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      • 14 February 2017 13:28, by nuer food lovers

        don,t forget the remaining deputies are all from Barh el gazal.
        1-Malek Rueben Riak:Agaar of Rumbek.
        2-Ajonga James Mawut; Awiel
        3-Mangar Boung Aluel :Yirol
        why is the issue of 9 millions surfacing after his resignition..since dec.2016? where is Elias waya if you don,t want hear the truth..Elias thought he is from Brah zal he will be safe..what happened thrown into lion den

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  • 14 February 2017 15:02, by Joseph Canada

    Cirilo is a very honourable and anoble man.He surved his nation for the good of South Sudanese. He resigned not defected. He saw everything the Dinka tribal Government did. Accusing him of Nonsense like this is just nothing but Evil work thats going on in the JIENG Circle.

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  • 14 February 2017 15:32, by Activist # 25

    Guys don’t listen to anything LUL is saying. We know this lad very well. We schooled together in Kenya. He is just saying what pleases the master’s ears and to ensure his bread supply doesn’t get cut. Everyone in Kiir’s government have to act and lie this way in order to survive. If you don’t then you might as well be called, a TRAITOR. LUL is just surviving. Don’t worry he will soon join us.

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    • 14 February 2017 17:42, by Eastern


      This is the way kleptocrats operate; they can cling on straw when drowning....

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  • 14 February 2017 17:56, by Eastern

    Jalaba incernates like ’Michael Losike a very rotten apples to deal with:


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    • 15 February 2017 06:02, by Akook

      You are a thief if you resign! Juba line of thinking is interesting. hahahahahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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      • 15 February 2017 08:23, by Bazinguaboy

        Indeed, Akook, you nailed it. Let’s be objective here: as long as you steal and remain in government, you’re good. Once you resign, then you are a thief, defector, enemy of peace, etc. etc

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  • 15 February 2017 12:15, by Diko Man

    In South Sudan, the moment you are used like a tool for production you are praised, but the time you seize to be used like before you are called all sort of names.Today Thomas is out, tomorrow another saint of today. you guys have spoiled this country and making unbearable for living.i tell you those who supports the regime of the criminal bandits in Juba, you are no good than slaves.

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  • 16 February 2017 10:21, by hamil

    Hahaha this South Sudan Government is full of thick heads. Just because someone decided to leave a disorganized and crippling unit he is said to be evading an investigation. Thomas Cirilo is one of the best minds and one of John Garang’s best disciple, discipline wise he is unrivaled with, he has realized that the one thing he fought so dearly for is falling apart. Good for him move on comrade

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