South Sudan exiled rebel leader, Riek Machar has dismissed the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) representative in Australia, accusing him of power misuse  

in a statement, Machar, released Sunday said.

“I do hereby issue suspension of Cde Yien Machar Wang from his duties as SPLM-IO Country coordinator in Australia due to his misconduct with the representative, the chairperson of Victoria chapter and the Secretary General of Victoria chapter at a farewell party on Monday 22/05/2017, while the members of Political Bureau were in attendance besides other incidents of gross misconduct. This suspension is effective immediately,” it partly reads.

Machar said misbehaviour endangers the armed opposition policy.

The rebel leader also formed a committee tasked to probe the misconduct of the sacked official.

“I authorise you to form a disciplinary committee, from members in Australia, according to Chapter V and VI in the code of conduct and disciplinary procedure to hear and determine violations or offences committed by Cde Yien Machar Wang,” he added.

The armed opposition leader, in a separate directive, also demoted Brigadier General David Okot from rebel rankings on Tuesday.


The official’s dismissal, Lam said, was linked to his recent declaration of allegiance to the country’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

Meanwhile, the SPLA-IO Juba faction spokesman, Col. Gatluak Joak Yuot separately confirmed that Okot has joined the Gai-led faction.

According to Article 14:17 of the armed opposition movement’s (SPLM-IO) 2015 Pagak convention, the chairman can dismiss a member who disrespects or puts the armed opposition into disrepute.