SOUTH SUDAN: SOUTH AFRICAN GETS DEATH PENALTY
February 23, 2018:
A judge in South Sudan has sentenced South African citizen William John Endley to death by hanging, after he was charged with spying, illegal entry to South Sudan and conspiracy to overthrow President Salva Kiir's government. (Sources: voanews.com, 23/02/2018)
Endley worked for rebel leader Riek Machar as a security adviser and was arrested in August 2016, days after fighting flared between government forces and Machar's bodyguards.
At the end of Endley's five-month trial, presiding Judge Ladu Armenio read his final ruling in Arabic and a court official translated it into English.
Armenio sentenced Endley to serve two consecutive prison terms of nine years and four months each, after which he will be hanged.
Endley has 17 days to appeal.