BY: Tholeghog Mathol Tholeghog, RSS, JAN/29/2014, SSN;
Juba mass killings demarcated a severe turning point in the history of world genocide that has ever befallen in its different parts, for instance, it was offensive enough than the Sarajevo and Rwandan mass killings simply because it was ran by a tribe embodied with governmental excess and just as lik the Rwandan mass killings, the Capital of South Sudan witnessed on the 15th, of Dec.2013, an ethnic cleansing waged upon the Nuer innocent civilians.
Hence, this genocide was executed by SPLA soldiers from Dinka origin against the Nuer who live in Mangatien, Kameroon, Eden, Newsite and 107, residential areas in one front and Jabel, Gudelei, Khor william, Al geyada Al Mantiga El junobia El Askeria and al Gabaat in the other front, this in addition to the university hostels.
The estimation of death toll in those areas exceeded 7,500; while 3000 people including children, women and men were still missing, however the corpses were not buried in one place. Some were thrown into River Nile to disguise the trace of any joint grave, others were burnt and very small numbers were buried at Gudelei.
The secrecy behind this mischievous act goes to 1991, when Torit Faction was defeated negatively by Nasir faction. This defeat was still kept in the hearts of Jieng and were well prepared for it.
So, reportedly, the cause for the firing was ambiguous in the sense that just some misunderstanding occurred between the presidential guards whereby one of the senior officers who was Dinka by tribe wanted to collect the weapons and ammunitions stores keys from the office guard who was Nuer and was on night duty by then.
When the office guard on duty refused the demand, the same officer went back and gathered a good number of armed men from his likes and insisted on taking the keys by whatever way would be possible.
However, the discussion seemed very burning to be overcome, reaching some misinterpretations, then the two groups divided themselves and fought from Sunday night the 15th till Tuesday the 17th Dec. 2013 and the mutineers withdrew from their fronts, simply because they were running short of ammunitions.
This opportunity was exploited by Jieng to absolutely get rid of Nuer residing in Juba.
By this quotation I should take into account that the administration and the discipline of the palace guards command was not very steadfast toward its obligation and as a neutral body.
It appeared many times that he showed negative disdain on Nuer armed men within the battalion as a far as his tribal obligation is concerned; so confiscating keys of the stores implies the process of disarming the Nuer.
Furthermore, the administration tended to limit the number of Nuer, by causing policies so as to frustrate them in one way or sometimes by parading them according to their states and counties on ethnicity line.
When they learnt that Nuer were the majority in the palace guards, they went to recruit more than 15,500 Jieng from Warrap and Awiel and oriented them with tribal hatred of 1991 toward the Nuer and immersed them within the palace guards battalion and it was on the vertex of their shoulders the genocide was fulfilled.
So, these armed men and their commanders, headed by the so-called the president of South Sudan were to be held accountable for the death of many Nuer that were carried out in Juba.
Because they gained the opportunity of the battalion dismemberment despite the fact that the Nuer armed men fought on their side resisting the mutineers too, they executed their hidden agenda by turning on the civilians spontaneously.
Apparently, the Dinka usual gossip about 1991 genocide stopped in the newspaper, political rallies and conversations inside and overseas.
As the mutinied forces were withdrawing, the SPLA members from Dinka origin turned their arms against the innocent civilians. They interrogated the people and spoke to them in Dinka Language.
Whoever failed to respond to them in the same language that they used to speak with, was to be killed and slaughtered without any delay, as this meant that he or she were to be from Nuer.
This assassination scenario continued to catch the Nuer and drag them wherever they were in their respective residential areas and hence a large number of people were murdered inside their compounds with their children, while others were gathered in big cars and sent to be killed out of the City.
The inhuman process of murder lasted until Friday and Saturday, the 21st of the same month but the death toll increases every day until now in cold blood.
Although the president was fully aware and familiar about was taking place, nonetheless there was no forthcoming condemnation issued by him about these miserable killings except only from the UN mission headquarters.
Despite this, the assassination went further as well as they victimized different political figures from different parties, professional doctors, Judges and lawyers, police and other organized forces as well as Juba university students who were originally Nuer, were fired upon and scattered out of their hostels.
Hence many Nuer populations in Juba were scared, frightened, intimidated, raped and fed with rotten human flesh. Oh! My God, what kind of hostility do Jieng people wanted to convey?
As result, the whole population of 70,000 people rushed into UN compounds both the southern and the northern compound, living in inhuman circumstances that had never been witnessed ever since the civil war had started in the Sudan.
The rest of the Nuer people took refuge in the chief of staff house, General Bapieny Manytuil’s residence, the Deputy governor of South Sudan Central Bank, all being Nuer officials.
As Nuer civilians ran for rescue in the United Nations camps and other disguised with Equatorian friends while others ran to the outskirts areas of Juba and were forced to join the revolt.
The Jieng became exalted and excited to register this mass killing as a triumph and a victory, because they did not happen to defeat the Nuer ever since the Universe was created and the human history is witness to that.
This would revealed as the Jieng dark history, it should be even darker than their actions which they executed over the people of South Sudan as they instigated them for unknown war of liberating the whole Sudan rather than liberating the South Sudan.
Whatever was utilized to liberate this land was not successful, but only the mighty God helped the people of South Sudan to choose separation.
Does it give them the right to entrench the whole country under the tyranny rule of SPLA/M which is not even relevant to the name of our country?
Would it be possible enough for Jieng to execute their plan of ruling South Sudan forever?
Would the adopted habit of Jieng kingdom lead to the disunity in South Sudan?
Would the Nuer stay aloof without revenging on the Jieng?
As the killings kept going on, the puzzled Nuer armed men that were fighting in the line with Jieng armed men against the mutineers were told within the presidential guard that “their presence was not needed any more.”
Yet they stayed conservatively monitoring themselves. This crisis took the Nuer by surprise; it was as if the deadline of killing the Nuer in Juba was agreed upon by all the Jieng inside or outside the South Sudan has come.
However, I think the ground became fertile for Jieng to slaughter their brothers using government facilities and power with support of foreign alliances.
All in all, the whole kind of corruption, whether, in administration, financial, political or military institutions were because of such hatred that had been developed from 1983 to 1991 and from 1991 to 2005.
Jieng prepared themselves to gain a strong foothold on army by handling the command of divisions, the entire administration system and the leading figures of the artillery weapons and the tanks as well as civic manpower, the Banks and the petroleum companies.
It is not necessary for any tribe to retaliate against another tribe using the country equipment.
Those who review the conflict as political and an attempted coup, please, it would be better for you to see the thing in its actual sense. Whatever happened was not a coup, it was just a murmuring with the palace guards ranker lines that led to the mutiny.
No coup could be made by politicians only. If it were a coup it would have involved some divisions and artilleries commanding commands, but this did not exist.
Please, don’t cover your criminal act of genocide with political concealment; otherwise South Sudan will not remain the same. Long live the Union of Nuer people. Struggle continues.
Tholeghog Mathol Tholeghog.
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