ADDIS ABABA, -- South Sudan's First Vice-President-designate Riek Machar has announced that he will arrive in the capital, Juba, on April 18, 2016.
Machar announced his arrival through his spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, on Wednesday.
Earlier on Monday, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) released a proposed timetable, saying Machar would arrive in Juba on April 12.
It added that the Cabinet of the long-awaited South Sudan transitional Government of National Unity would be formed on April 14.
However, Dak explained that Machar, the top leader of SPLM-IO, would rather arrive on April 18, saying the confirmed date had been already communicated to the chairperson of JMEC in response to the initial proposed date.
Dak said Machar appreciated and commended the role JMEC had played by ensuring the transportation of the opposition forces to Juba in accordance with the transitional security arrangements for the capital.
Source: Name News Network