BY: Eli Wani, 01/SEPT/2015, SSN,
Response to Andrew K Michael’s article: “Signing a pact is a step forward: Now fight corruption mercilessly;”
Your article is good but unfortunately you missed to include the process of truth and reconciliation. As you suggested, we must just move on….. Really? For Heaven’s sake, in the last 20 months we have heard everything from the past since 1955 to 2015 and old wounds were scratched again to new bleeding wounds, and we have seen some gruesome images.
Do you remember this very President whose mandate has already expired, he was the very one who announced it on National TV that, “the prophet of doom has returned,” referring to Dr. Machar about 1991 SPLA split as the prophet of doom?
We were all following the events just before Dec 15, 2013 when Kirr refused to accept reforms and instead he dissolved the cabinet without the approval or consultations of his SPLA colleagues and disagreement ensued followed by presidential bodyguards firing live ammunitions at one another, a few disgruntled soldiers who refused to be disarmed by Kirr’s bodyguards.
First of all what was the aim of trying to disarm other groups like the non-Dinka soldiers while Salva Kirr’s own homeboys recruited just before the event were still well armed?
To me there was something shady, there was a plan already in progress to arrest Dr Machar and and then he’s tried very quickly and hanged or assassinated including some other members who stood up to the dictator due to his arrogance of firing elected people by issuing decrees every week.
Just ask the G10 (so-called former detainees) and some of those in the circles they did sense something was coming. Kirr only declared the coup news after his plan was foiled, if you want a witness ask President Museveni of Uganda who confessed in Addis that “there was no coup”.
You seem to credit Salva Kirr just for inking this IGAD Plus deal at which Kirr was dragged kickin’ n’ screamin’ by the threats of sanctions. What a full load of crab?
Kirr has never been the right leader from the onset, yes, the people were so stunningly overjoyed to the point of ecstasy and hypnotized by the word “Independence from the North”, that got us completely blinded and consumed and hallucinated such that everyone never thought twice of whom this guy really was, hence he was given a free ride before proper scrutiny.
From 2005 to 2011 Kirr assumed the CPA terms that was already completed by both Dr John Garang and Dr Riek Machar who were the chief architects of this very independence.
Specially Dr Riek who is the one supposed to earn this spotlight but because he was not a Dinka as such he was bad mouthed against and again about 1991.
But how about all those SPLA commanders who killed Southerners like flies, where are their records?
Like John Garang himself who massacred people in Eastern Equatoria from village to village, Salva Kirr killed Nuers by the thousands, Kuol Manyang mercilessly killed everybody in thousands……on and on the list goes.
Tell me which SPLA general is innocent of intentional and callous murder?
Let us not just rush into forgetting the many innocent and helpless lives lost, the very killers are still roaming the streets in South Sudan looking for more blood to ritualize their satanic sacrifices.
This is their habitual behavior to “kill and steal”, does that sound like a verse in the Scriptures?
John 10:10 reads, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy”… ? That is SPLA, they are nothing but butchers, they take directives from their father in Hell, Lucifer is their father.
My People: No, no, no, we should never forget and say let bygones be bygones, we need justice to prevail, including on both the two leaders, Kirr and Machar, they should all come before their “employer” WE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN and publicly they need to beg for forgiveness.
Seriously, they need to confess ALL wrong doings and ask the general public to either forgive or condemn them. They are humans just like you and I and so why should we allow them to override the laws of the land?
Go and watch youtube video of Pres. Obama’s recent speech at AU headquarters, in which he admitted that even being the president of US still he cannot break the laws of the land. Talk about education, this is a Harvard graduate and a Professor of Law, lecturing African leaders.
Look at mighty Muamar Gadaffi of Libya…… who thought his end would be like that, Saddam Hussein, Laurent Gbagbo, Mobutu Sese Seko, Charles Taylor….etc, all have come down to shame and nothing, why because people all rose up against them and said no to bullying.
Enough is enough, Kirr and Machar must step out of the way and give chance to the new generations and fresh blood, and that includes SPLA/M must be history right after the transitional period ends.
Nevertheless, there must be true confession and truth and reconciliations and those found guilty must face the stench of justice behind bars just as the AU and the UN and TROIKA have separately already started the process, let it be done.
WE WANT JUSTICE DONE FOR ALL THE INNOCENT BLOOD SPILT, STOLEN MONIES AND LOOTED PROPERTIES, RAPES COMMITTED, LAND GRABBING, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND INJUSTICES COMMITTED OR COMMISSIONED, ALL THE CULPRITS MUST FACE THE HYBRID ICC COURT OF JUSTICE WHETHER IN SOUTH SUDAN OR ABROAD.
This will surely give lessons to future generations, that in South Sudan any wrong doings shall be punished, that the World is watching, “every action must have a reaction”.
We want absolute accountability and even if you commit crimes in the shadow of darkness there will come a dawn and justice will prevail.
Eli Wani is a concern South Sudanese citizen fighting to bring about true peace and tranquility, justice and fairness to everyone, in pursuit of liberty and freedom, seeking for happiness to ALL people of all walks.