“Cattle camp” imperialism in Rep. of South Sudan

BY: ELHAG PAUL, RSS, OCT/02/2013, SSN;

Sometimes, it is difficult to understand how the human brain functions, especially when people who present as enlightened engage in hurting others deliberately because they believe that they are invincible. Such people defy received knowledge and wisdom accumulated over the centuries in human management from the time of philosophers like Aristotle.

Power, the focal element in human management since the appearance of humans on this planet has proved to be the most elusive thing to hold onto indefinitely.

From the times of feudalism until the enlightenment period in 18th century, rulers ranging from monarchs to emperors deluded themselves that they could misuse power without accountability forever.

When they are in the mode of invincibility they become abusive to the people until they get booted out of power violently by the aggrieved.

The violence unleashed by French Revolution from 1789 to 1798 under the influential work of the great philosopher Jean Jacque Rousseau (1712 – 1778) eventually led the philosophers of the time to study politics in order to bring solutions to address the issue of violence.

The work of Rousseau that provided the foundational base to modern democracy in the theory of Social Contract basically tells us that nobody can be powerful forever. When someone is in their prime they can be powerful but as they get older they become frail and those abused could then take revenge at such a time.

So instead of living in a situation where security can not be guaranteed indefinitely even when one is powerful the best thing to do is to pool our individual powers and will in a social contract forming a general will that serves all. The translation of Rousseau’s theory is what has given us the constitution in our modern states.

Unless a constitution carries the general interest of everybody which must prevail on an individual interest then society truly can not be free. It is this point that naive leaders have failed to appreciate.

It is the general will that must prevail and not the individual or tribal will. Short sighted leaders always prioritise the latter than the former to the detriment of the society and this is our biggest problem in South Sudan.

Oppressors like Jean Bedal Boukasa of Central African Republic, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire (now Congo), Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, Idi Amin of Uganda, Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania, Enver Hoxha of Albania, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Siad Barre of Somalia etc ignored the principles of social contract believing in their tribal will and continued to behave like little gods.

The relatives/tribesmates f these rulers behaved as if they were invincible. They abused their citizens left and right but eventually they had to face the reality when the people stood up for their rights in violent revolutions.

Where are they now? Exercise of power based on brute force does not work but rather it is the legitimate power obtained from ballots exercised in the general interest of all that safeguards everybody.

Our current rulers in RSS need to think very carefully because they are bound to meet the same fate as the abovementioned leaders now in the dustbin of history whether they like it or not. You may be asking yourself why am I writing this?

Few days ago I visited the South Sudan Nation website as usual. I clicked on an article titled: ‘Response to the Crisis in Madiland: Central government is responsible.’ I was shocked when I went through the commentary to find a comment by someone called Lukudu Gathkouth Garang.

Apart from the peculiarity of the name, the man clearly is intoxicated with power and he believes that they (the Jieng) have succeeded in subjugating the people of Equatoria region. He now thinks they have an unfettered right to grab land anywhere and also to dispossess the Equatorians without accountability.

It is important that the people of Equatoria know this in order to protect themselves. Here is Garang’s deeply rooted view about Equatoria:

Quote:
“Dear Michael Okia Amuru:
I have thoroughly comprehended the message that you are attempting to convey to the people of South Sudan online. However I’m somehow lost between the idea of forming Nimule into the Town Council and keeping Magwi as an administrative headquarters for Acholi and madi. My question is, Will Acholi and Madi live happily and peacefully in Magwi County? If so, then give the Dinka IDPs the Equatorian Citizenship, resettle them in Nimule and let them form their Town Council in Nimule.

This may resolve the confusion between Acholi, Madi and Dinka IDPs in the Area. The word Dinka IDPs should be replaced with Dinka settlers in Equatoria. Those Dinka IDPs have been living in Equatoria since 1980′s and I doubt they will leave Equatoria any time soon. They fought so furiously for the liberation of those areas from Jalaba and now they believe that they are part of that community or land.

Therefore, I personally advise you to find a way to accommodate them and live with them side by side in peace and harmony otherwise the hatred and rejection of those people will turn your area into a little Palestine in South Sudan. In addition, South Sudan has become a Country, thus each and every Citizen of this Country is entitled to live and work anywhere they choose in South Sudan. Therefore those Dinka settlers (IDP’s) should be welcomed and considered as Citizens of the Greater Equatoria.

In 2011, the same concern was raised by the Citizens of Western Equatoria State shortly after the Independence of South Sudan The local people summoned the Dinka settlers (IDPs) chiefs in order to tell them to go back home. However, unfortunately the Dinka IDP chiefs declined the request and boycotted the meeting. The local people became angry about the lack of response from the Dinka settlers (IDPs) in the area.

They sent a letter to president Kiir Mayardit, asking him to tell his Dinka people that the peace has come to South Sudan and that they should go back to their villages. I laughed very uncontrollably when I heard the news and told myself that this people are kidding themselves. In fact, President Kiir himself is one of the Dinka settlers (IDPs) in Equatoria. He was the first Dinka to settle with his family in Yei shortly after the fall of Yei in 1990′s. Yei has become a second home to president Kiir in South Sudan. In the real sense, Who is he to tell the Dinka settlers (IDPs) to go back home since he is one of the settlers himself?

Dear Equatorian Brothers/sisters, please forget about getting the Dinka out of Equatoria and find means or ways on how to coexist with the Dinkas in Equatoria. Those people have dug in and are ready to fight if they are forced out of Equatoria. If you guys don’t have sufficient land to accommodate you with the Dinka settlers (IDPs), then you have a choice to either move to Uganda or go and live in the Dinka villages/Towns or Cities where those Dinka used to live.

Moving the Dinka out of Equatoria would be as difficult and perilous as moving out the Israelis from the Palestine land. Why kicking the Dinkas out from Equatoria now and not when they were fighting with Jalaba during the liberation war? The Dinka IDPs (settlers) who are currently living in Equatoria are SPLA former soldiers with their families or relatives and they came from Upper Nile and Bhar El Ghazal regions. Now they are known as Equatorian Dinkas in Upper Nile and Bhar El Ghazal.

Please accommodate your Dinka Compatriots in the Greater Equatoria or give them the land, move back Uganda, Kenya or Congo. The Dinka settlers will never leave Equatoria whether by Arrows, Bullets or peace. Please get used to them as they become part of your community in Equatoria.

“The truth must be told even if it hurts”
Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!
Unquote

It is difficult not to remember Ian Smith of Rhodesia now Zimbabwe and the apartheid leaders of South Africa like Jan Smuts and Ian Botha when mulling on the issue of violent White settlement in those countries. The statements uttered by these persons in their hay days of White rule are similar to Garang’s comment. Not a surprise at all, as oppressors come in all guises and colours.

Imagine, the Jieng in Abyei are crying about Arab oppression and dispossession when in 2013 we in South Sudan have a Garang crowing from the roof tops in promotion of this settlement ideology for the benefit of the Jieng.

The irony is that all of us including the Jieng were 3 years ago prior to independence of South Sudan were shouting loudly against Arab oppression only for the Jieng today to identify himself with the Arabs and the racists whites of Southern Africa in behaviour. This leads to the logical conclusion that the Jieng too must be resisted and dis-empowered for peace to exist in Republic of South Sudan.

Garang like Ateny Wek Ateny and others have repeatedly aired these unfortunate views openly in contempt of the Equatorians. The tribal chief, turned president Salva Kiir himself is on record airing derogatory words about Equatorians. In light of this, it is clear that the Jieng are determined to displace the Equatorians using state power.

Similar behaviour is also foisted on the Chollo, Murle and the Fertit people in Western Bahr El Ghazal. It is very clear from this that the Jieng have a policy of dominating South Sudan violently. Anybody doubting should revisit the contents of the minutes of Ark Hotel meeting of the Jieng cabal in Kampala Uganda in 2009 where this awful ideas were hatched and adopted.

The killing of chiefs in Equatoria is not isolated from the land issue. In late 1990s the chief of Didinga was killed by the Jieng when they were renaming places over there with imported names like New Cush and New Site. Nimule was then renamed New Bor and some community leaders from Acholi and Madi were killed by the Jieng.

The present killing of the Madi paramount chief has all the hallmarks of the so called settlers. Like the other killings, there will be no proper investigation. The issue will just deliberately be left to get lost as all the other crimes. Equatorians and the other equally oppressed South Sudanese will continue to get victimised and killed until they organise themselves and defend themselves.

In 1857, Frederick Douglas, the African American political activist highlighted this important point in one of his speeches in Canandaigua in New York. Here is what he emphasised in relation to oppressors: “This struggle (for freedom and dignity) maybe a moral or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

The Equatorians in 1955 followed this path for our freedom which now we have attained and this can not be “conceded” to the lying Jieng. Without the Equatorians, in 1992 SPLM/A was already defeated by Riek and Bashir. It was only, and this must be emphasised, the work of Eliaba James Surur and other Equatorian leaders who rescued this ugly organisation by mobilising the Equatorian boys who rolled back the gains of the Arabs which lead to South Sudan independence.

It is insulting and deeply hurting to read LGG’s comment which no doubt is the position of the Jieng. Their predatory behaviour must be ended if South Sudan is to survive.

Although the suffering of the people is a Jieng plan, the others must be mindful that the force behind it is the Jieng political class who designed it for the entire group arguably without consultation or consent of the majority Jieng. It must be noted that the bulk of the Jieng in their villages may be wholly innocent. They may not be benefiting anything from this demonic plan crafted in their name by the Jieng cabal. Nevertheless, it is their educated class who take advantage of their people to abuse the entire South Sudanese using state power.

Decent Jieng who truly love peace and South Sudan like Ayeng Jacqueline Ajak, Rebecca Wek, Ayeun Panchol have raised their concerns by writing in condemnation of this Jieng expansionist plans and policies, but they appear to be in the minority and thus a forlorn voice.

They and the innocent section of the Jieng are drowned out by the vocal and forceful few tribalists holding the levers of state power. Like in all societies, there are good and bad people, thus it is imperative that care is exercised in dealing with this issue.

The Republic of South Sudan is turning into a toy of the Jieng to advance their crude interest. It is interesting that Mabior Garang is aware of this phenomenon and its consequences, yet he is not publicly condemning his tribesmates. On the issue of Jieng expansionism he is just talk and a hypocrite. If he is serious he should be telling his people to abandon their foolery.

The problem in South Sudan according to him “is simple, the imposition of one culture (Jieng culture) to define the new state. The resulting marginalisation is what fuels rebellions of those that feel disenfranchised.” (Pan African Vision 22/08/2013)

Having said this to the world, why is he not ordering his kith and kin out of Nimule and other places? The Jieng destabilising Nimule mostly come from Bor, his home town.

As part of Jieng psychological war to demoralise the Equatorians and others, LGG proudly draws on a wild analogy to demonstrate that the Jieng are strong beyond imagination. He compares Jieng power to Israeli power.

LGG asserts, “Moving the Dinka out of Equatoria would be as difficult and perilous as moving out the Israelis from the Palestine land.” This is utter lunacy from desperate thieving adventurers.

This analogy with Israel is childish and unhelpful. The case of Israel is complex and the context is totally different. The Israeli and Palestine case has a reference history going back over 2000 years. First, the Israelis unfortunately were subject of racism which led to the holocaust where millions of innocent human beings were heinously exterminated by heartless oppressors.

Like the Israelis to a lesser extent, the Equatorians and others in the Republic of South Sudan are now subject of Jieng tribal barbarism causing painful suffering marred by rampant killing of leaders and ordinary people as a result of this delusive plan of ethnic displacement.

The Israelis have an undisputed right to parts of that land in the Middle East since Jesus’ time. The Equatorians and the others equally have totally undisputed rights to their lands since time immemorial.

The Jieng have their own land but they just want to displace the others simply because they control power. This by all definition amounts to aggression.

Unlike the Israelis who arguably can be considered as living under existential threat, the Jieng are not under any siege or threat from any group in South Sudan. Their survival has never been threatened whether internally or externally.

The Israelis like the Equatorians and the others may share the experience of existential threat and have emotional attachment to their land unlike the Jieng who are nomadic. So how can LGG refer to Israel as a way to justify their oppressive behaviour?

LGG may be right to compare relative military strength but this even is not realistic. The Israelis are highly advanced technologically. They produce most of their own weapons and their military force is among the world’s 15 top strongest forces in the world. When one looks at the Jieng, the reality hardly fits in.

The Jieng do not even have the simple skills of making a bow and arrow. Although they control political power in the Republic of South Sudan, the army is dominated by the Nuer and should things come to head I wonder whether the Nuer will rescue the Jieng from their foolery given their millennium old hostility of each other.

So LGG and the Jieng cabal need to stop deluding themselves that they are powerful and they will implement their “cattle camp” imperialism.

If South Sudanese peer deep into this issue of power, the Jieng will be found wanting in strength to support their mega project of violent expansion throughout the country to create a reality on the ground by violent means as they are doing now in Nimule and other parts of the country.

Asserting presence throughout the country using usurped state power to displace others to neighbouring countries in the long term is not going to allow peace in the country and stability in the region. The neighbouring countries will eventually be drawn in because of their own interest to protect their lands.

The Jieng need to contemplate the possibility that they can be displaced northwards to the Sudan should a fierce conflict erupt from their delusive plan.

Penning off, history has shown unequivocally that neither an individual, nor a tribe, nor a state, nor an empire can hold onto power indefinitely because of might.

Wisdom dictates that peace and co-existence can only be attained when the common interest is respected and people are treated equally with respect by their government.

After all, the South Sudanese fought for their freedom equally and have agreed through the struggle to pool their various norms and interests together forming the ‘general will’. This ‘will’ must be exercised for the interest of all.

Unfortunately, president Salva Kiir has chosen to advance his own tribal interest highlighted by Lukudu Gatkouth Garang’s comment at the expense of the common good for all, allowing his tribesmates to destabilise the various communities throughout the country.

Clearly there is no peace and there will be no peace with president Kiir and his likes leading the country. Hence, the people have the right to resist this Jieng tyranny in their own way to defend themselves.

[Truth hurts but it is also liberating]

Elhag Paul
elhagpaul@aol.com

25 Comments

  1. Dau-network says:

    Author.
    Whether you crying or laughing, will help you anyway to get rid of dinka in this world, because south Sudan have constitution which allows all citizens to live anywhere you like to be, otherwise go after constitution amendments first. I been in western world 3 years ago but l never heard about white men complaining about many races in their country let alone people with one colour in South Sudan.
    Uganda, Sudan and Kenya are not chasing South Sudanese and why Equatorians have that sort of hatreds toward brothers and sisters .

    • Deu-network,
      Refugees or IDPs are usually repatriated back to their homeland whenever peace comes after war. I have also been in the western world you are talking about but, as Refugees we respect the laws there and we did not claim ownership of the land there, Isn’t?
      IDPs in South Sudan are completely different from any other IDPs in other worlds.

  2. Leader says:

    Dear El hag Paul,
    Lukudu Gatuoth Garang was reacting in anger to deliberate false accusation against the Jieng in an incident that has nothing to do with them. You now want to make capital out of it because you had ran out of topics to drag the issue of Dinka in and as usual incite Equatorians against the Dinka. Continue in that path and let’s see whether the consequence will be good for you and your constituents. But the problem is that you want to continue to live in U.K and encourage others to do the work for you. I think you will do Equatorians a great favour if you can come back home lead them to freedom. No other leader from Equatoria will do it better than you.

  3. Choromke Jas says:

    Amen.

  4. tutbol says:

    Uncle ELHAG PAUL,
    Your zero sum game of divisional intrigues against the S Sudanese peoples stink up to the high heavens, uncle. You have been preaching division amongst the Nuers and the Dinkas for quite a long time, uncle.

    And now, you are still lecturing your divisional games to other peace-loving S Sudanese? Uncle, go and eat our detractors money in peace, with your madness and let our people rebuild their lives please, If you can’t find another job uncle, than to stoke the Dinkas and the Nuers against each others throats all the time, then uncle; you better consider retiring.

  5. Abdelrahman kilekily says:

    Mr Elhag Paul, you been preaching for inter tribal hatred toward Dinkas and Nuers, my question for you is, Did you vote for separation of south Sudan from Sudan and if the answer is yes then why do you want to destroy it through tribal hatred instead of reconciliation among the tribes in South Sudan.
    please be careful what you wish for, you will regret your writings and their effects on your country sooner or later.

    • Elhag Paul says:

      Dear Abdalrahman
      Thank you for your comment. It seems that your are not versed with the realities of South Sudan and therefore it is pointless to pursue the topic with you. However, what is it that is going on in Khartoum now? Maybe you need to see the rulers of South Sudan in the same light you the Arabs see Bashir and the NCP and then perhaps the penny will drop. All the best

  6. Abdelrahman kilekily says:

    My message to people of S Sudan is if you accept to live together as citizens of one country then you guys are sending a wrong message to people who are still trying to gain their freedom from Arabs dominated government in Sudan.
    please be role models in the region and African continent in general. Abdelrahman kilekily.

  7. Gatchuonyang says:

    I agree with Mr Elhag Paul, guys let us not mislead ourselves, Dinkas have a good land to live, why are they leaving their own land and settling in Equatoria? and what is the motive behind that settlement? Their being there are the one causing insecurity in that area because they like intimidating and bullying the smallest tribes.
    This era is not like those years when we are still fighting the Khartoum regime, now we are in peace, if people can take it as an excuse that they are the one who liberated those places, it’s wrong and the war was not fought by Dinkas alone. All tribes from all the ten states were there fighting, after the peace everyone returns to his home area except the Dinkas.
    So Elhag Paul, Dinkas only listen to the language of war, you will be writing a lot of articles and nothing will materialise.
    Now the next step they will do they will rename those areas and after renaming them then at last they will chase you by force from those places. you better watch out.

  8. Bhanyker says:

    Mr: Tut Bol

    You accused Mr. Elhag of instigating the violence between Nuer and Dinka. Mr. Tut, either you did not read the article, or you just saw the headline with name Elhag on it, then you hurriedly rush to deny the truth. if it is a matter of colour blindness, then many Dinka elite are actually blind. Instead of blaming Elhag Paul, can you see what president Kiir is doing?

    He invited the Uganda army into South Sudan, he wants to have his own army to keep him in power. He is working with his new minister of defence to sack the Nuer army generals and replace them with the Dinka. So who is instigating the violence?

  9. Dan says:

    Elhag Paul ( Hag Jalaba),
    I am very glad that one L.G.G has understood the language you understand and he is using it to communicate to you effectively.
    I am sure a lot of people who were deceived by your colourful use of English language will start questioning a lot of things about you.
    Your referencing of unverified articles written by unknown identities on this website has killed all.
    And to the Nuer boys who are trying to be the loud mouth about the Dinka who have settled in the southern borders of South Sudan, it was not long ago that the Shilluk intellectuals complained about the allocation of a payam out of one of their counties to Nuer (IDPS) from Jonglei. So why double standard? Why occupy their land when you have not sacrificed any single life there? Sometimes we need to look at ourselves before we embark on smear campaign.
    I now know that true hurts and it hurts so much especially to the promoters of hatred.

    • Elhag Paul says:

      Dear Dan
      It appears that you are lacking in research skills. Pls, do not expose your ignorance by making unfounded allegations. If you are unable to locate the articles referred to, just ask and you would be told or even sent copies for your enlightenment. If you want details I will be obliged to provide, but you must have the courtesy and the culture of politeness. As you may know I have no time for pretenders.

    • bolabokdit says:

      Elhag
      I think this is the way you have been raised, you would not get rid of it because it is part of your life. For a lot of people they know very well that we are South Sudanese and we can agree and disagree. Our problems cannot cause division or hatred among us because they are solvable..
      Look, since colonial rule Dinkas have been paying taxes whether in urban or rural areas up to now. Do you think Dinka were living on nothing? where do you think they pay taxes? and I am sure neither your relatives pay any form of tax to any form of government and I know taxes were not imposed in Equatoria at that time.
      What I want to convey is that Dinkas have good land and resources but they are enjoying freedom including freedom of movement in their country. The same applies to Equatorians if they choose to move they are free to move anywhere within the borders of their country.
      Your level of hatred is shocking and sometimes is intolerably pathetic, you become a source of chronic bitterness breeding tribalism in South Sudan.
      Is that a decent way to act? It is better to think of what you say first and judge for yourself what you are likely to accomplish and what conclusion may be. What do you need in devil’s politics?

      • nikalongo says:

        Yes to freedom of movement and settlement in any part of my country. No to freedom of hurting and causing insecurity wherever i chose to move in my country. In my country, there are local traditions and cultures. These demands respect because they are sacred to the people among whom I want to live. Ma’di head chief would be alive and kicking if my people (South Sudanese) in Nimule respected the Ma’di customs, history and its people.

        We fought hard for freedom and should be stupid to loose that through carelessness. Some of my people in Nimule are careless to think everything last forever.

        • bolabokdit says:

          nikalongo
          I appreciated your comment because a person should not feel he/she is intimidated by others or been denied what he/she believed is his/her right. I don’t think few Dinkas who have decided to move to your area will hurt Equatorians. The issue that Dinka settled in Equatoria or Equatorians settled in Dinka land is not something new. It started long time ago since Anya-any 1 not after independence of South Sudan.
          In 1970s and 1980s there was a lot of intermarriages between Dinka and Equatorians and they increased during SPLM/A liberation.
          How can you deny children of Dinka who are born to your sister a settlement and the same for Dinka whom their sisters are married to Equatorians?
          Someone who is against this social relation is against our love and unity as South Sudanese, forget about government because it is the basis of hatred.
          Elhag is supposed to start war with Dinka living in U.K and leave Equatorians and Dinka living in South Sudan in peace.

          • Eastern says:

            Liar! That so called marriage during the war was nothing more than forceful cohabitation with underage Equatorians! Come to think os it; how many Equatorian men are married to Dinka women? Elhag Paul is not in the UK, he’s been in the country since 2007 (to the best of my knowledge). We must have our own limits; thats how we shall co-exist as South Sudanese. Go to any country in Africa and you will come to same realisation: there are regions, tribes, societies, etc!!

  10. J.Chin Jacob says:

    ELHAG,

    WHY DON’T YOU MOBILISE YOUR TRIBE IN SOUTH SUDAN TO FIGHT DINKA INSTEAD OF DISTURBING THE ENTIRE TRIBES OF GREATER EQUATORIA REGION AGAINST ONE TRIBE LIKE YOURS?
    I KNOW SOMEONE HAS TOLD YOU THE SAME MESSAGE BUT I’D LIKE REPEAT BECAUSE EQUATORIA IS NOT A TRIBE BUT IT’S A STATE OR GREATER REGION LIKE ANY OTHER REGION IN SOUTH SUDAN BUT WHY DO YOU WANT TO INCITE THE ENTIRE TRIBES OF GREATER EQUATORIA WITH ONE TRIBE (DINKA) BECAUSE OF YOUR PERSONAL INTEREST AND HATRED YET YOU ARE NOT CROWNED AS THEIR REGIONAL LEADER OR SPOKESMAN?
    WHY ARE YOU CHASING AWAY YOUR DINKA FANS OR SUPPORTERS FROM YOUR POLITICAL RISING WITH TRIBAL JEALOUSY AND DIVISION?
    WHY DO YOU AND YOUR LIKES WANTED TO PROVE ARAB PROPAGANDA RIGHT IN WHICH THEY SAID THAT WE (SOUTHERNERS) WON’T BE ABLE TO MANAGE OURSELVES EVEN IF WE’RE GIVEN OUR FREEDOM? DO YOU KNOW I’VE CAME TO REMEMBER THIS QUOTE AS A RESULT OF YOUR BARBARIC AND SHORT SIGHTED ARTICLES AGAINST DINKA INSTEAD OF MATERIALISING YOURSELF AS A NATIONALIST WITH THAT HIGH ACADEMICAL PROFILE, LIKE WHEN I USED TO GO THROUGH YOUR WRITING, IT IMPRESSED ME SO MUCH THAT I SEE SOUTH SUDAN AS ONE OF THE BEST COUNTRY WHICH IS BLESSED WITH FEW ACADEMICIANS TO TAKE ITS FATE TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN THE NEAR FUTURE, NEVERTHELESS THE CONTENTS AND NATURE OF YOUR ARTICLES ARE ALWAYS FULL OF RUBBISH AND FALSIFICATION ABOUT DINKA.
    PLEASE CAN YOU LEARN TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IS NOT RIGHT ON YOUR TRIBE IF YOU WANT TO BE A TRIBALIST LEADER OR READJUST TO BE A VOICE OF VOICELESS CITIZENS IN OUR NEW NATION AND YOU WILL WIN MANY PEOPLES’ HEARTS FOR CHANGE!
    IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR DEPLORABLE PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO MAKE FRIENDS OR ACCEPT CORRECTIONS FROM DINKA MAN/WOMAN SO THAT YOU CAN WORK IN THE SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD TO ACHIEVE ONE COMMON GOAL FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOUTH SUDANESE CITIZENS.
    YOUR FALSE DREAM FOR CHANGE CAN’T AND WILL NEVER WORK WITHOUT INVOLVING DINKA IN YOUR PLAN FOR CHANGE.
    Regards,

  11. Tyson says:

    Dear All,
    Why is this frustration and “name calling” against a crystal clear and well articulated article by Mr. Elhag? All these foul cries will not redeem the Jieng. The Jieng should graduate from pseudo-IDPs and collect themselves out of Ma’di land.
    The Jieng hallmarks are rooted in impunity, hegemony, land grapping and looting. All the rhetoric against El hag will not deter the Ma’di community from driving the Jineg out of the land.
    Better leave your arrogance and get back to Bor or wherever you belong.

    • Dear Tyson:

      You, Elhag Paul and the likes have been calling,instigating and propagating the tribal war against the Dinkas in the Equatoria. Please be informed that the entire Dinka Community is closely watching and monitoring the Volcano activities in the Madi land. Stop yapping like a woman and watch your own Backyard for the Volcano Lava. The Lava would be seen and felt in the entire Region of Equatoria when the Volcano erupts in Madi land. Please come home and witness what you have been wishing and advocating for so long. I will be thrilled to see you implementing and enforcing your Kokora Ideologies in South Sudan.

      “The truth hurts but it is worth telling it”
      Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

  12. Mr_Dr Equatoria says:

    The issue of land and tribe is even in the bible, in the book of laws, may be? Where God instructed Moses to tell the twelve tribes of Israel that every Israeli must only own land in the region that is allocated for that particular tribe and their particular family lines.
    You see, even God the Almighty, understood how important it is for every tribe to feel secure and govern their own land and not have other tribes come and dispose them of it.

    So God had spoken, people in South Sudan need to listen, obey and do.

  13. All anti El Hag Paul,
    The best way to unemploy El hag Paul is to change the behavoir he is busy advising the Kiir Leadership to drop. I like it when the editor puts it “It is good some times to call a spade a spade” (Not the right quote but meaning) Allow El hag Paul to say his mind openly. Are we saying what he mentions are lies? Or that is the manifestation that …Truth hurts but it is also liberating…I have not seen any instigation by Elhag when he puts things literally clear. Whether we like or not there is no forced brotherhood.

  14. Dear Kokora Veterans:

    Please be informed that president Kiir and his political supporters have had handled and overcame somebody bigger and strongest than Elhag Paul who is living in exile. Do not be overjoyed of his anti Dinka songs as his truth will never liberate anybody or land in Equatoria. Elhg Paul is one of the Kokora veterans and the time of Kokora is gone.

    “The truth hurts but it is worth telling it”
    Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

  15. Eastern says:

    Dear Lukudu, if you have Riek Machar in mind, you are dead wrong!!! Kiir and his sycophants have not subdued anybody or indeed any voices of decent. The current silence should not be misconstrued to submission to Kiir and his misrule. Read the situation as the wise man you try to portray.

    Stay well!

  16. Nhial gatkuoth says:

    Those political games shall never end until the second coming of Jesus. hatred against each other has become part of our daily activity. south Sudan as a country will take number of decades to change such mentality. direction is lost from our elders down to the roots.

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