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‘Am very much alive’, Olony’s deputy dismisses death rumors

Authors: Elshiek Chol | | Published: September 5, 2022

The deputy of Gen. Johnson Olony has dismissed rumors that he was killed in clashes with the counterpart faction led by General Simon Gatwech in the Upper Nile state.

General Paromi Angui is the second in command of the Agwelek forces.

Netizens have rumored that he was killed during the recent intense fighting with forces loyal to the General Simon Gatwech, the leader of the splinter group of the Kit-Gwang in Tonga.

In June, the SPLM-IG, and the holdout Kit-Gwang-Agwelek forces said they had started implementing the security arrangements.

But later on, Gatwech and Olony had fallen out months after both separately signed a peace deal with the SPLM-IG in Khartoum early this year.

It was rumored that in last month’s battle, Angui lost his life in the fight in Tonga as the assigned lead commander of the Aqwelelek forces.

However, Gen. Angui dismissed the allegations, saying he is very much alive.

“Those who are spreading the information on the social media that I’m dead are liars and they are not telling the truth,” he told Eye Radio in an exclusive interview.

“I’m fine and doing well. As I speak to you, I’m alive and fine, we fought them in Diel, Fangak and we threw them away, and now I’m in Tonja.”

The two conflicting parties have reportedly resumed fighting on Monday.

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