Gen Malong Blocked From Flying To Aweil To Bury Daughter


South Sudan’s former army Chief Paul Malong Awan on Friday morning went to Juba International Airport to receive the body of his daughter who died in Nairobi following the devastating dormitory inferno recently.

General Paul Malong Awan who is being confined to his home in Juba for security reasons has been allowed to receive the body of his daughter at the airport and attend prayers in Juba.

The casket containing remains of Gen Malong’s daughter arriving at Juba International aiport

Malong, dressed in black shirt to mourn the death of his daughter, was accompanied by a number of top government and army officials.

Government officials and family members told media that Malong would attend the requiem mass in Juba but will not be allowed to travel to his home in Aweil East for the final sendoff of his daughter.

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