On this day, 23rd July, 2013, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayaridit, in a decree dismissed all appointees and members of his government including the vice president. Government spokesperson reiterated that the president acted within the confines of the constitution and that the president was vested with prerogative rights to at any point reshuffle his government. He rejected any assertion that this reshuffle was inimical and going to cause instability in the world’s youngest country.
The reshuffle was of course going to create a lot of debate and divisions in the ruling party the People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), looking at how and the manner to which it happened. Let it be known that this is not the only reshuffling to have happened in the country, the recent which was in 2010; was not a major one as compared to this.