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South Sudan minister thrown out of cabinet meeting over dressing.

May 6, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan's newly-appointed minister of irrigation and water resources, Mabior Garang was on Friday ordered out of the country's first cabinet meeting since the formation of the Transitional National Unity Government (TGoNU).

Mabior John Garang de Mabior (File photo MC Clatchy Newspapers)

Garang said the expulsion order came from President Salva Kiir over "inappropriate" dressing.

The youthful minister said he was in shock "after being kicked out by Salva Kiir from the first sitting of the council of ministers for being inappropriately dressed."

Garang had appeared the meeting, held weekly, in a black suit, white shirt and black bow tie, a day after ministers undertook an induction workshop where they were informed of protocol for meetings, including dress codes, which were not specified.

Garang, however, insisted that focusing on one's clothing was a distraction from real issues the young nation faces.

"There is no fuel in Juba and people are still in UNMISS [UN mission in South Sudan] PoCs [Protection of Civilian " he said.

There was no official reaction from the presidency over the bizarre cabinet incident.

(ST)

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