Ten Southern Leaders Dismissed, Groups Seeking to Overthrow Salva Kiir
Juba - Differences emerged in the SPLM office over the release of evidence in the form of statements of accounts and deposits made by southern leaders in three European countries and an Arab state from donor funds that were embezzled from the treasury of the state, besides the crimes of corruption, where the differences which led to division of the office into three different groups.
Senior government source in the South revealed, in a call with (smc), that Salva Kiir accused leaders of possessing millions of dollars in a number of Western countries, top of them SPLA Chief of Staff, James Huth, former Governor of the Central Bank of South Sudan, Elijah Mallok, Minister of Internal Security, Oyai Deng Ajak, and Major General Thomas Dawas, Minister of external Security, besides Pagan Amum, the Secretary-General of the SPLM.
The source affirmed that Salva Kiir warned 75 of the movement's leaders calling on them to return the stolen money, pointing out that he dismissed ten of the corrupt leaders last week, which led to a split within the SPLM and the emergence of groups seeking to topple Salva Kiir after growing doubts about his intentions towards them.
By smc, 12/06/2012