Petition to President: Crimes of First degree in Thuyic, Lakes State

PETITION TO PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN,
H.E 1ST GEN. SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT – JUBA.

CC: VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC,
HON. JAMES WANI IGGA
SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HON. JAMES MAGOK RUNDIEL
SPEAKER OF THE COUNCIL OF STATES, HON. BOL CHAN
MINISTER OF JUSTICE, NATIONAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
UNMISS – DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
AUG/14/2014, SSN;

Subject: CRIMES OF 1st DEGREE DONE IN THUYIC COMMUNITY’s VILLAGES; FIRST OF ITS KIND IN SOUTH SUDANESE HISTORY – A STORM IN HOT TEA CUP!

In tears, we write to Your Excellency, so that you may come to our aid!

What has gone wrong in Thuyic Community’s villages and its surroundings?

On the faces of Maleng-agok’s thousands displaced persons (crowded into Rumbek town inner courts and bushes of Ror-nhom), one discerns physical hunger, sadness and deep-seated fear.

On behalf of Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam, we, the undersigned youth members and representives do hereby make to send our condolence message to bereaved family members of Chut Dhuol Mathiang and Joknyang Sub-clan in Athoi of Aliemtooc one, and on this same token, we also author to denounce the uncalled for action by our brother and son of late Chief Maker Mabor Riak, who without any knowledge of his own brothers and Thuyic as a community did this trivial act of revenge on late Paramount Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol on the night of 5th August 2014. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!

We want to make it crystal clear to all Gony community members in Lakes state, South Sudan, and outside that this revenge killing of late Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol has no approval of Thuyic Community, and even within the family of late Chief Maker Mabor Riak, who if he were to live again, he won’t too have endorsed of this retribution, and this was manifested on the morning of 7th August 2014, when Gony, and their allies matched onto Thuyic Community’s villages of Akukuel, Maleng-Agok, Makuac, Panbar-kou, Gorok, Malual, Bilieng-mei, Ayen-Paciec, Malith, and Makuaar massively armed with 23 PKM automatic weapons and hundreds of AK 47 rifles.

As we probe the incident and embark on getting the culprit (s) to account, we were dumb-founded and appalled by acts of rapes, looting of housing properties including food plates and anything of family food that Gony youths and their allies lay their hands on.

Genesis of the matter that transpired to today’s retribution killing–for knowledge of far readers beyond our borders, and other South Sudanese.

Cattle youth leader of Thuyic Community called Bec Dong Manguen was first murdered in cold blood by the cattle youth that hailed from late Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol. Information leaked out that it was today’s late chief Aparer Chut Dhuol that masterminded the killing. The present Governor was too accused of having made an assurance of his military rank, when his today’s late brother elder son questioned their plan and informed them that he will be the next target once the Thuyic cattle youth leader is slain. Indeed, on September 17th 2001, Bec Dong Manguen was round up and killed.

The relatives of late Bec Dong Manguen did not react immediately, appeased by the assurance of the then authorities when the current MP of Eastern Rumbeck County was the Commissioner and the current Governor as an area commander.

From 17th Sept. 2001 – 3rd August 2002, nothing was done for the blood of the decease, and culprits supposed to be for arrest in Rumbeck prison were able to roam Rumbeck town and dance with their peers. This annoyed the relatives of late Bec Dong of Thuyic, and they retaliated on 4th August 2002 with killing of Jafar Aparer Chut Dhuol.

The present General Inspector of Police, who was then a senior commander of SPLA, was dispatched to settle the problem in Sept. 2002. All the murders from both sides were sentenced to fire squad. That concluded that period. The situation was again detonated by Gony member of the section whose brother was got killed in the battle by avenging on Tur-agau Makoi Ayuek April 2008 from Thuyic. That incident again triggered another wave of violence till October 2012 when the two communities again reached Peace. Again on 5th Aug. 2014, late Chief Maker Mabor Riak’s son retaliated on Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol when Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol is a Governor. Can anything tangible come out! You are the judge!

For the past eleven years of this repeated conflict between Thuyic and Gony sections of Athoi, there was no one time that Thuyic would act as this, and run to hide.

We deplore the mentality and essence of the rape: The most injurious act

But, Mr. President, we compose this petition, for we are very much saddened and bewildered by the following atrocities committed in Thuyic Community’s villages of Maleng-agok Payam against our most innocent women and girls.

1. On the night of 6th and 7th August 2014, a shameful looting of goats, sheep, mattresses, bed-sheets (any housing property), and went on rampage to shattering of wooden beds happened in Akukuel, Maleng-agok, Panbar-kou, Makuac, and Gorok villages.

2. All milking cattle at homes for children were raided and taken away.

3. And on the nights of 6th and 7th August 2014, the unthinkable was done – the raping of eleven women and two girls (confirmed cases) – many currently admitted in Salva Kiir Mayardit Women Hospital in Rumbek Town. Their names are withheld for confidentiality.

4. On the same day of 7th August 2014, two schools of Maleng-agok community of Gorok and Panbar-kou Girls Primary school, built with donations of Italian Government, and European Union has been vandalized with all its all 1,120 teaching text books, exercises, chairs, tables, cooking utensils, and one tailoring machine, all looted or tore into pieces.

5. On the night of 10th August 2014, the joint forces, which were for disarmament process meant for Lakes state, were ordered to search for the culprits, however, they ended up torturing and beat up all women in Ror-nhom villages of Ayen-Paciec, Malith, Makuaar and nearby areas.

6. All Thuyic cattle have been driven off from their villages and cattle camps to Aduel, Eastern Rumbek County Headquarters’, and even those residents, who are in Atiaba Payam area of Pan-Ater Malek! The argument of this action is said to be a means of bringing to books the culprit(s). The old, (men & women) children dependent on these cattle are exposed to all sorts of hazardous cold, malaria, & starvation from rains & mosquitoes. No relatives to take of them for fear of risks of physical torture and rape.

7. On 13th August 2014, the other remaining cattle of Thuyic have been driven to Lang-cok Military barrack. Lang-cok has been known as one notorious military prison in Lakes state during 2012 – 2013. It was said that it has been closed down. Here comes again its revival as collection point of Thuyic cattle wealth. Isn’t it that this is the most painful form of punishment that has been done to Thuyic Community with raping of their women? Why would Governor of Lakes think that taking all cattle of Thuyic is the best idea? Isn’t it the same looting and destruction of property done in their villages by his Gony cattle youth continuing? Does this action conform to which law of our land? Remember, we are in an independent nation of South Sudan where laws are paramount in whichever situation or circumstances!

We want these culprits, who raped our ladies arrested and whose names are identified as:

1. Sebit Mapuor Chut Dhuol Mathiang
2. Chol Maper Chol Riak

From the victims’ mouths, they have identified Sebit Mapuor Chut Dhuol Mathiang, and his group, who gang-raped the two lactating women of Makur Adoldit in Makuac village of Maleng-agok Payam, and Chol Maper Chol Riak with his group to have gang-raped the two young girls.

They are days of sadness (Thuyic Community’s ladies raped), and that a cohesion of harmony that had existed for thousands of years has been finally broken, and at its thinnest stretch.

Thuyic, a community under siege!

The few women are either in hiding in the bushes of their villages being constantly terrorized at dust in their homes or they are in total dislodge from their homes. This situation has caused a serious panic, which is wide spread from both sides – that women raping is as a tool to fizzed off the other side so that they accept battle. It was meant as a thing for Thuyic youths to test of their manhood. But, maintained their stand for peace of 2012.

Governor’s efforts could be futile:

While it is an integral duty of the leadership of the Governor of Lakes State, Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol, and his entire government, the general situation seems highly tense with security void to control any further ignition from the side of the bereaved family or both. The signs we are witnessing are dare and very volatile for any meaningful restrains. We thus far, request your Excellency for an urgent high-level committee in composition of Justice Ministry, Human Rights commission, National Security Service, military committee, national assembly and Council of States to come and verify for themselves of what had happened, and to recommend more meaningful measures and of whose overall implementation would be from this composition so that situation is rescued or else a time bomb is on trigger any day or any hour from August 2014 and onwards.

Disarmament is as a mask of the reality and resources accumulation in Lakes state.

Lakes state has been a scene of hundreds of thousands of communal conflicts. The reality is the bad leaderships whose main goal is resources accumulation. Disarmament has been done here for more than ten (10) times, however, guns remain in the hands of civilians. No one has ever asked WHY? The answer is simple, a business and project of those within and out. This disarmament is very uneven in Aliemtooc with Gony cattle youths never touched or even asked to surrender their guns especially during this time of Gen. Matur in leadership! The Security Service can tell you Mr. President of this reality, and that they remain untouchable.

Culprits remaining at large!

It is becoming a culture in Lakes state that culprits remain at large and authorities aren’t able to apprehend them. The Rup Vs Kuei conflict. The most recent incident of the same nature is that of 1st Lt. Mayen Muorwel Abergut Reech (wildlife soldier).
We need the rape culprits round up and captured for questioning by the court of law.

We call on (Nyar-acoot) Dok Machuei Mabor (Maker Mabor Riak) to Surrender to authorities of Lakes state.

We too call upon late Chief Maker Mabor’s son to surrender himself to Lakes state authorities. It wasn’t just half made decision of retribution without consequences. As a man, there is always a climax of any choice to make of the deed. Here comes a revenge of your late father, whose killers had made a choice of their action then. There is nothing to hide about. Be brave enough to yield in and accept the consequence of the undertaking.

Here began our nightmare!

When Police arrogant is seen in admitting only two cases of rape and ignoring others – Radio Miraya interview of 13/08/2014.

With nothing working out in Lakes state, Police inability has been one big setback in point in tackling communal disputes; that the Governor himself did try to stop their payments for two months starting February – May 2014 contending that, they were being paid for the job undone. Lakes State Commissioner of Police portrayed this attitude of no-job-done-by-the-police on 13th August 2014 in an interview with radio Miraya FM 101, when he said that there were only two cases brought to their attention, and nothing of those 12/13 cases that he has any knowledge. Yes, they have no idea because police is not abreast with troubles at hand in Lakes state! Isn’t this denial of real matters that Lakes state will not make any inch of stability? I am afraid that a nation with corrupt and dishonest police is doom to fail, unless a miracle happens to change the mentality and way of doing national concerns.

Call for an urgent Humanitarian assistance by UN agencies for affected people of Maleng-agok Payam:

Having been made homeless, forsaken and vulnerable during such heavy rains with every property either looted or destroyed, we call upon all UN agencies, International Organizations, and Community Base Organization to come to the aid of this community. Their entire livelihoods have been vandalized including clothing.

Our recommendations and ways forward to mitigate the looming situation

1. There is need for an urgent dispatch of high delegation to come and assess atrocities committed and what could be done to get the culprits of either act who revenge on late Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol.
2. That the rapists be apprehended at the quickest possible time to close the wide-open gap so that victims’ relatives’ annoyance be quelled timely.
3. There should be standing order for return of all looted cattle, goats, sheep and all housing properties.
4. And that all cattle taken from Thuyic Community’s camps and villages be returned to their owners till the committees recommend any possible compensation and any other measures as required.
5. Disarmament should be done by SPLA with direct command from Juba for it to be of any meaningful result or meet the intent.

We stand for peace, justice, unity, reconciliation and prosperity in Eastern Rumbek County, Lakes State and South Sudan at large.

May God bless Lakes state people for change of heart to forgive each other and bless South Sudan for peaceful co-existence and tolerance?

Signed on behalf of Thuyic Community Leadership – Youth Wing by:

1. Mabior W. Makuek Dut.
2. Mary Ayen Chol
3. Jonah Marier Mabeny

For contacts please don’t hesitate to write or call:

Mabior W. Makuek Dut at: mabiorwendemakuek@gmail.com / 0955263607/0977919696

41 Comments

  1. Elhag Paul says:

    Violence begets violence. We told you so and you arrogantly refused to listen. You went out to the 63 tribes dishing violence not knowing you will eventually take it home. You killed, raped, looted and grabbed land all over South Sudan with impunity. Now Karma is taking place as nature’s way of teaching you the Jieng of your evil deeds. I am surprised to learn that rape is painful thing to Jieng. Very interesting. Do unto others as you would be done by. As a human being my heart bleeds for the suffering of the innocent and the trauma visited on the raped women. May God send his angels to this community to bring peace. Very sad indeed

  2. Awomdit says:

    Wende Makuek,
    This is really very sad. These injustices by people protected by power are the very things that will never make us progress. Take care of yourself because the enemies of truth will soon be after you. God save South Sudan!!!

  3. Nikalongo says:

    Mabior,

    Tom Cat and Jerry Rat cartoon: Tom sends explosives to Jerry and Jerry Sends it back to Tom…then kaboooom it explode with Tom Cat. Death coming back home everywhere in Dinka and Nuerland. How much does it cost to make peace Mabior?

  4. Eli says:

    Mabior. What happened actually didn’t comes across since the naming of Maleng-agok in the begining of our history Maleng -agok community for our mams and girls be raped. It is a severe injury but let us see forward to national government for how it can solve and not the state authority and its security personels.

  5. Mongde says:

    Very sad only God can bring peace to Lakes State and South Sudan in general God have mercy on us.

  6. Gentlemen,

    It looks like many commentators resort to enjoy or rejoice in pains done unto Jieng by their fellow Jieng. This isn’t the case. In a lawless state like South Sudn, anyone can be a victim by the other if the proponent is in power. Brother Elhag Paul sounds like he is pleased with atrocities committed to Thuyic of Eastern Rumbek County in Lakes state. my name sake (Mr. Mabior Wende Makuek) wanted your voices to condemn such actions against humanity wherever they happen in South Sudan, done by their fellow South Sudanese people! What kind of South Sudan are we dreaming to make out of this kind of hell! May the pains of these innocent women and girls be granted needed redemption by the rule of law and our heavenly father.

  7. Elhag Paul says:

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    monychol
    August 14, 2014 at 3:11 am
    The UN, AU and IGAD members must have learnt it and understood it clear now that they are dealing with harden criminals and I think the best they should do is to call Kiir to join Riek in Addis Ababa with their delegations arrest them a nd take that plane load of these thugs to the ICC for prosecution.

    Unquote

    • MAJONGDIT says:

      El hag,

      How do taking of Salva Kiir connects to clan disputes in the village of Maleng-Agok?
      You are a stupid boy. You are the only intellectual in the world that writes against a whole tribe. You have assisted the Jieng in your writings to unite. I warned you more than a year ago against abusing the Dinka as a tribe and I told you that you are making the Dinka realize their being a tribe. Now as we speak, the Dinka bond is unbreakable.
      You do the barking, people continue to do their businesses.
      We have given you a permanent assignment to write against Dinka until you die of old age. Why I say that is because after Kiir’s presidency we are going to vote in the other person you don’t like: Wani Igga. Then after a decade of igga’s tenure we are going to vote in another person you don’t like between James Hoth, Simon Kun, Joseph Monytuil or Dr. Marial Benjamin. So, prepare your ink and get ready to write all the time. Here I am not talking about bombs, but ballots.

      MR. MAJONGDIT, IT’S REALLY A PITY IF YOU STILL THINK OF DOMINATION IN PERPETUITY BY YOUR TRIBE NOW IN POWER. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, IT’S NOT ONLY MR. ELHAG PAUL WHO IS PRUDENTLY ADVISING YOUR TRIBE THAT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF IT’S PREPONDERANCE IN THE REGIME, THE COUNTRY THAT THEY THEMSELVES SUPPOSEDLY PAID A BIGGER PRICE FOR, HAS NOW IRREPARABLY COLLAPSED AND BLEEDING TO DEATH.
      SOUTH SUDAN WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE OR EVER BE UNITED AGAIN. BE ADVISED THAT IF THE JELLABA CAME BACK AGAIN, MANY..AND…..MOST SOUTH SUDANESE WOULD WARMLY WELCOME THEM BACK………
      TODAY, IT’S YOUR TRIBE THAT HAS TO FIGHT MOSTLY AGAINST THE MILITARY AND CIVIL OPPOSITIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, KIIR AND HIS TRIBAL HENCHMEN ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE FIGHTING AND KILLING OTHERS. THOSE PEOPLE YOU MENTIONED ABOVE HAVE BEEN REPULSED AND REJECTED BY THEIR OWN TRIBES. THEY ARE JUST PUPPETS HANGING ON YOUR TRIBE’S STRINGS. EDITOR

      • MAJONGDIT says:

        Even the Editor is beautifully using the words “your tribe”…So, what then? You have your tribe and I have mine. If it’s the Editor that says it quite so openly then I have no option than to go for it. My grandmother does not even know anything called government, my brothers keep cattle, others do farming in Pap Anok. They have nothing to do with the politics of the country. It’s a pity they suffer the same insults and abuses just because they are Dinka. This is because when you insult Dinka as a tribe you do insult the whole 5 million of us.

  8. Dut Paul says:

    Elhag Paul, what do you enjoy from sticking your nose into issues that do not even concern you? This’s not about Dinka or president Kiir whom you have restlessly continued to criticize groundlessly in your articles. It’s about Agaar community and if you don’t have any word of advice or condolence, just stay out of it. You like beating drums of wars as you have been doing to Riek Machar, he is now dancing on one leg. Agaar will not listen to your reckless music of hatred.

    MR. DUT PAUL, WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LAND OF THE AGAAR IMPACTS THE WHOLE COUNTRY JUST AS ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS ON THE LAND OF JUBA NA BARI, EDITOR

  9. Dut Paul says:

    You are absolutely correct Mr. Editor, Agaar problems can affect national issues like security and trade. Elhag Paul seems to be very happy with the situation in Rumbek instead of condemning such inhumane acts and how it can be contained. It clearly indicates that Elhag is a biased popular tribalist who constantly rejoice in manipulation of all sorts of community disputes to fit his tribalistic outlook.

  10. Brothers and sisters stop crying when the war break out in area that children and woman near by there nothing that can can be separated in a war it depend with anything that goes to pain that person who have humble your family because everyone have a tempt so has individual you should thing about what you want to do before doing it so that is not crime to be sincerely there is no children or woman that have been abuse you are just confusing people to pay attention to your assumption but still not going to change the pacs got nothing to do with kirr or James is about rumbek east community and that is what you guys have been looking for all this years so don’t Belem somebody Belem your self everybody dose not recognise what you have posted in this web-side to make it short pick up gun go and fight rather then running your mouth for nothing while you are not in front line man if I was you I would have stop running my mouth and fight to finished the story that will make sense please stop putting your stupidity staff to the nationwide get something to do instead of marching people to fight each other and you will not there you will hiding behind your mum budy

    • Agaar Makoi says:

      ,Mabor Makuek

      You are one of the stupid person with your teams who wrote this petition letter to the president. Your petition letter have lack with intellectual capacity reasoning judgment. However, there was no any raped had happened against the women of Malengagok as you were blindly claim. Most majority of women who have got marriage to the people of Malengagok ,some of them are Agony daughters, there will be no way where Gony youth could raped their own sisters. This is the one of pure lie ever in history of Thuyic community. This is not for the first time for Gony to fight against Thuyic or Thuyic fight against Gony and Thuyic were always been chased away from their village like goats and this raped couldn’t happened. What i have have seen here ,it is because you are t just rying to draw attention and to mislead the public, to what you have done, it was immoral act and criminal act by slaughtering the most highly and well respected ,second God, peace lover Paramount Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol Mathiang. Mabor Makuek, be careful with what you said, we are closely watching you day and night otherwise you will be confronted soon. I do still remembered when the former commissioner Mabor Mean Wol ,he was released statement early in 2007 that Thuyic are like frogs ,if the swamp of water not beaten, they will not become quite.

      • Justin Bol says:

        Here! could you please sit back and ask yourself what you exploring does not make sense. If you think you are educated person do something that can bring peace. One thing you want to know, there is kingdom ship or royalist in our land just have a think breakout what filter.

  11. Dinka Truth Maker says:

    Kiir is the cause of any conflict in South Sudan. We the people of Lakes State always calling for Kiir to remove Matur but nothing. Kiir need to face ICC.

  12. Kiir is not going to icc and Matur chut Dhel is not going anywhere he will stay seat until his team finished please guys don’t start Beleming other peopl Belem yourself this problem is about thuyic and gony so this is stupidity of people which are in thuyic community because thui community has was gaining a peace and then did thuyic do? You guys are so affected by stupidity for life

  13. Yuot Cuerkok says:

    @Agaar Makoi, your utterances are sacrilegious. ..Calling Aparer chut a second God! I can not blame you for you are a son of a pauper.
    No one likes his murder but you must know that this was a revenge attack. Aparer and his sons assassinated the late paramount chief of Thuyic Maker Mabor Riak. Now Dok Maker Mabor killed chief Aparer. Death is painful to everyone and that was exactly how painful chief Maker Mabor’s death was. If you called Aparer a second God, then you must find another second God. .he is dead and he is not coming back no matter what you do.
    Thuyic have proved over the last 15 years that they can defend themselves despite the fact that Gony seeks support from more than five other different sections of Agaar eg Aliap, Beer (paguut), etc. Thuyic are not going anywhere and are capable paying back everything that Gony does to them. The only best way forward to seek peaceful meansof stopping this senseless dispute.

  14. Pureblood says:

    El Hag Paul,
    It is the likes of you who promote tribalism and bad blood among the people of South Sudan. The kind of ideologies you have will never bring you any peace of mind any day. How can you be so heartless as to laugh at people during their time of great distress hiding in the shadows of the net?
    As an Individual I don’t like Kiir but Kiir’s Position as President has been strengthened and cemented by your hatred for the Dinka People. You have United the Dinka against any other tribe in South Sudan simply because of the way you hate them. You make a lot of assumptions about the Dinka people accusing Kiir and his tribesmen as being dull and uneducated forgetting that these traits vary from individual to individual and that those pseudo-intelligent tribes possess more of the opposite .
    As for “God teaching people lessons because of Evil deeds”, then you should loook into the corners of your own room. The Dinkas(except for a few radicals) have always been loyal to the national cause. We have never rebelled against the SPLA/M like the Nuer nor have we ever harboured the Arabs like the equatorians. What surprises me most is the way the Equatorians speak out strongly against minor agressions from the Dinkas while they were ready great acts of shame from the Arabs(Remember “Atlabara”). So if it comes to punishments, you of all people should be well punished and I would argue that no punishment would be too severe for your betrayal.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      FROM EDITOR:
      MR. PUREBLOOD, I DON’T KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE BUT MY PRESUMPTION TELLS ME THAT YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN ME AND MR. ELHAG. THERE ARE MANY ASSUMPTIONS THAT ARE ERRONEOUS IN YOUR COMMENT.
      1- MANY DINKAS REBELLED AGAINST SPLM/A AND GARANG AND THOUSANDS LOST THEIR LIVES. THOSE OF AROK TONG, KERUBINO KUANYIN, BENJAMIN BOL, AKOT ATEM AND MARTIN MAJIER REBELLED AGAINST SPLM/A AND PAID DEARLY.
      2- THOUSANDS OF DINKA LIKE OTHER SOUTHERN TRIBES SERVED IN THE ARAB NORTH ARMY FIGHTING AGAINST THE SPLA AND KILLED MANY DINKA AND EQUATORIANS.
      3- TODAY, THE MANY EDUCATED DINKA PROFESSORS, DOCTORS AND LAWYERS, JUST LIKE THEIR EQUATORIAN COLLEAGUES ARE JOINTLY LOOTING, STEALING AND DESTROYING THE COUNTRY CALLED SOUTH SUDAN.
      4- FINALLY, ABOUT ATLABARA, LET ME EDUCATE YOU ABOUT IT AS SOMEONE BORN, BRED AND HIGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ATLABARA. THEN, IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 1900’S, JUBA, AS A SMALLER TOWN THEN, WAS MADE UP OF THE GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AND THE MAIN MARKET TOWN NORTH OF KORBOU, AND MALAKIA, KOSTI, NIMRA TALATA AND HAI MALAKAL AREAS SOUTH OF KOURBOU. ATLABARA WAS A NEW EXTENSION AND THE NAME WAS OURS, THE JUBA RESIDENTS, WHO GAVE THAT NAME TO SIGNIFY THE FACT THAT ONE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE NORMAL BOUNDARY AND AREA OF THE THEN JUBA. IT MEANT OUT OF MALAKIA AND NIMRA TALATA. BY THE WAY, THERE WERE NO ARABS IN ATLABARA, BUT ONLY FOUR DINKA PERSONS GOT PLOTS IN THIS ATLABARA, THEY WERE FROM BOR AND LONG TIME MIGRANTS TO JUBA.
      FINALLY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE JUST NEW COMERS TO JUBA, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE SIGNIFICANCE ATTACHED TO THESE NAMES.
      IT’S THE SAME IF I WENT TO MALAKAL OR WAU, I WOULDN’T EASILY APPRECIATE THE SIGNIFICANCE ATTACHED TO THE NAMES OF AREAS OR PLACES IN THOSE TOWNS.
      FINALLY, PLEASE TRY TO READ SOME HISTORY AND YOU MIGHT BECOME A KNOWLEDGEABLE CITIZEN OF SOUTH SUDAN. EDITOR

      • MAJONGDIT says:

        Editor,

        Only 4 Dinka Bor have plots in Atlabara? No!
        My grandfather has a plot there right after University of Juba on the main road to Juba. His plot was so big but now large parts have been snatched by his Equatorian neighbors during the SPLA/M war leaving just a very small plot. Yet, he was there long before the independence.

        • info@southsudannation says:

          RIGHT AFTER JUBA UNIVERSITY? THEN, THERE WAS NO UNIVERSITY AT THE PERIOD IN QUESTION. AND THAT EXTENSION OF ATLABARA AFTER JUBA UNIVERSITY DIDN’T EXIST AT THE TIME OF MY REFERENCE. EDITOR

          • MAJONGDIT says:

            You know the man I am talking about…sure, you know my grandfather. He got that land before university was built. University of Juba was built where it is many years after those of my grandfather got their lands in Juba. Dr. Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs used to come their as a small boy with his father Benjamin Bill. So, I know what am talking about.

  15. Makoi Mayen says:

    You fools deserve it. How many times have you killed my dear brothers from Yirol? How many times have we told you that peace is a necessity?
    You always assasinate us for our God given gifts, handsomeness and intelligence. Very soon, we will have our own state in Yirol. We do not deserve to be with barbaric people whose their best man is Matur.
    We have Telar, Marial Chanuong, Marial Nuor, Deng Athorbei, Rin Tueny, Prof. Abednego Akok, prof. Machar Kechuol, Ayual Makoi, just to mention few sons of Yirol who are intellectuals.

  16. dolly says:

    How can another man be second god to another man
    If God will be offended by this comment… naming a murderer a second god. I understand poverty makes people do crazy things.. it is about time you start living on your own than living on your fucken god resources.

  17. Amum Machar says:

    Jieng of Lake State should be proud rather than fighting themselves! Historically, the leadership is in the hands of Jieng people, and if it failed under the leadership of Gen. Salva Kiir then it will always remained a challenges for any Jieng Dinka leaders. Stop fighting yourselves and give your son and leader an opportunity to leader the new nation out of this crisis. This critical moment should unity Jieng as family, but they are not! Thus, how Jieng is going to continue claimed as the best leaders while they are not respecting their leaders? Lakes State people please stop fighting yourselves while there other Jieng Dinka like people of Pigi county whom have been displaced by the rebel, and the are trapped in the bush without rescue from the UN or the Gov. They are being killed by the enemies of peace. How the gov. is going to reach them or UN? Whatever helps being sent felt at the hands of rebel not the people Pigi County. What a big shock to see you also fighting!

  18. Dear Agaar Makoi,

    I don’t understand your english, therefore I won’t mind to comment on everything that you have stated.
    Yes, a mistake has been done – call it revenge by son of late Chief Maker Mabor Riak, who was too gunned down by today’s late chief Aparer Chut Dhuol Mathiang’s son Matira Aparer and his brother-in-law Nuba Maper in this same place called Pacong on the 4th August 2002. For late chief Maker Mabor’s son have to avenge today is out of his own grief, and he decided it alone without consulting anyone from Thuyic Community including his brothers at home and abroad. Pliz refer to the article.

    However, does this incident warrant raping of innocent and vulnerable ladies of Thuyic Community? If these women and girls were your sisters, how would you react? By the way, rape is today’s world capital crime in countries like South Sudan with lawless status, and the pepretuators who committee them may go to ICC, present leadership of the state included. I swear!!

    On the other hand, I am not afraid of anyone from Gony because of what I have authored on behalf of my community, and very willing to lay down my life for the cause of Thuyic as my community. Brother, commander Bol Akot learned a good lesson and he has this to say: whatever you do, you do it like you have done to that person at that particular time and place, but remember, you have done it to yourself. Go ahead watch me, kill me or anything, but the fate will come back to you in the shortest possible time and space.

    I know that I am being looked for since last week Sunday. I have reliable sources within the Security who have informed me of this situation, but I will not relent to anything in this regard and stand firm by what I written as petition to the President so that a remedy is found, and if it becomes a threat to my life, because the community affected have the leadership as theirs, beginning with Governor, head of CID, Commissioner of Police, head of CID for state capital, Director of traffic and so on and so forth. Everyone around here will know, my death is from these groups, and will be remembered as hero for my people.

    Agaar Makoi, you might have been young then, when were fighting the Arab north of Sudan!? Ask yourself, what were some of the main reasons that we took up arms to liberate ourselves from? Are those issues far from what you guys have done to my people in Maleng-agok Payam villages? Looting, raiding goats and cattle, vandalizing homes, and ransacking everything of living and displacing the entire community? Facts MUST be told please!!

    I have three brothers from my own mother, leave alone from my father. You know them best. Go ahead try it!!

    • Yuot Cuerkok says:

      Great response great leader Mabor Meen Mapuor Dut!!! This idiot called who called himself Agaar Makoi must know that you come from a very strong family and a powerful clan as well. Let them go ahead to confront you but they must know whoever confronts you will suffer exactly the same fate that they will inflict on you!!! Instead of focusing on peaceful settlements, people are calling for more bloodshed.

  19. Agaar Makoi, it is not proper to threaten someone telling truth. The book of John in the Bible says: say the truth and only truth shall set you free! Why should you threaten Mabior when he is telling the truth.
    Agaar, I would like to get two phrases from your own words: Quote, “Mabor Makuek, be careful with what you said, we are closely watching you day and night otherwise you will be confronted soon” unquote. This is a serious threat to Mabior Wende Makuek’s life and somebody, somewhere should report this as a case of concern to Police and National Security Service, so that anything would always be taken care of, and if possible provide necessary security to Wende Makuek. I am afraid that nothing could be to the advantage of Wende Makuek if it is true that Police is controlled by Gony as also claim by Mabior Wende Makuek in his response to Agaar Makoi, whom I guess could be from rival side of Wende Makuek, whose uncle Paramount Chief Aparer was slain by Wende Makuek’s clan of Thuyic.

    One another point that I would like tell Mr. Agaar Makoi to know is that this phrase: Quote: “I do still remembered when the former commissioner Mabor Mean Wol ,he was released statement early in 2007 that Thuyic are like frogs ,if the swamp of water not beaten, they will not become quite”; unquote. It is not good to bring past issues to this present things. This is why peace and reconciliation could not be realized in Lakes state. People have refused to go and learn important of education, God bless so that forgiveness is one core of humanity. South Sudan people and government, make education compulsory to Lakes state, and get good priests to preach to them about God, forgiveness and tolerance!

    Thank you guys.. Wende Makuek, be safe!

  20. Mapuor says:

    May almighty God bless South Sudan with peace.

  21. South Sudanese, friends of South Sudan and all readers of this news website, I would like to give a brief hind on Lakes state issues.
    1. There is need for a real nationalist leader with gift of honesty, kindness, stewardship, active, learned and examplery to be a leader of Lakes state as a region and people. I know great number of people of Lakes state who are clever, intelligent and critical in their thinking. I am from Bor, and everywhere, there are issues as those of people of Lakes state. However, there has not been any leader who takes things head to head.
    2. People of Lakes state are problem of their own. They should shun their little clannish, and sectional tendencies and embrace their true convictions and identity of ONE PEOPLE! Please my maternal uncle. Realize this truth, and you will be as great as I know you all. From my father Abraham Atem Mayen, he tells me great stories of you as my maternal uncles – Agaar people, and this was when he concluded on marrying off my mother as his wife. But I have no idea of what changed that great inherit that Agaar reached to an extend that they could kill themselves mercilessly as this!!!????
    3. Agaar people bribe lawyers, thus lawyers would take advantage of that and misuse the law to their advantage.
    4. Agaar people have refused to change with moving world and shift away from their culture of unforgiving attitude and behavior. It is high time that they do this as a remedy to their people and region.
    5. Agaar people stay as nice people when they are out in other lands, but when they come home, they disagree like nothing.
    6. Agaar people need to establish their political ladder. Every time they are asked for one of their own for any position in Juba and/ or for Governorship, they would all want to be that Governor – just one position.
    7. Agaar people have taken education for granted, in that they are very highly educated, but still believe that they are of different groups. They pray to God, but still believe in divisions on petty issues, and have tendencies of killing themselves.

    I am sorry for having gone this hard way, but I am very disappointed with reports and hearing of blood bath in Lakes state, and in particular between my maternal uncles Agaar of three counties of Rumbek and Cueibet! Please stop killing yourselves. I beg you in the name of Jesus Christ!

  22. yiel aguat says:

    My people of Agaar, a section within Dinka, where did you inherited such inhuman act out all Jieng sub- section? please learn of handling your own dispute within your tor retry. look enemy of Jieng is standing on their toes.

  23. Marial Mabor Turic says:

    Dear Commentators,
    It’s always with utmost reasoning for a wise man to comment with some sense of understanding and logical thinking. Maboir Makuek was only trying to be brave here, he was trying to tell the truth that nobody was willing to air out. everything he wrote in that pettition are factual and evident, that a normal man or a woman in Rumbek Lakes State couldn’t deny. We shall only be peaceful in our societies if we try to acknowledge the signifacnt of telling the truth.

  24. Marial Mabor Turic says:

    Dear Commentators,
    It’s always with utmost reasoning for a wise man or a woman to comment with some sense of understanding and logical thinking. Mabior Makuek was only trying to be brave and truthful here, he was telling the truth that nobody was wiling to say. Everthing he wrote about including raping, looting and vandalization of his community are factual and evident that a normal person in Rumbek couldn’t deny. We shall only be peaceful in our communities if we maintain the stence of speaking out.

  25. Agaar Makoi says:

    There were no such kind of rapping and looting happening in the village of Malengagok, therefore, we won’t be able to give you one more chance again. We are really tired and sick of your barbaric act that you people always did to the almighty Gony, great warriors. You will choose of one the two either to exile to resettle in Wulu or Akot. Nobody need you here in Malengagok. Your ill mentality and stupidity has got no room in Athoi community. Enough is enough. We will going to you to teach you a lesson that you will never forget. Gony be ready . Also stop your gossiping running your mouth like pussy .Gony Oyeee, Athoi Oyee.

    • Yuot Cuerkok says:

      @Agar Makoi…You are a stupid fool if you are from Athoi. Athoi = Thuyic + Gony + Dhiei. Thuyic community will never go anywhere, if you are not happy with them, STOP your ludicurous internet war and pick up your gun and go and face them in Maleng-agok and see if you will come out alive. You must know that there are a lot of inter-marriages between these two sections. The current conflict is a feud between very few families…it does not have to invovle the entire GONY nor greater THUYIC. The only way forward is to find a peaceful co-existence between the two sections as proposed by a lot of commengtators on this forum.

  26. False Millionaire says:

    Brother Agaar Makoi:

    We consider you to b educated,intellectual,scholar n we expect so much common sense from your behaviour.The world is so modern now but we r still at stone age.Man went to the moon.That was some years back.Now everything that is desired from the moon is obtained by programmed computer robots which send necessary information from the sky to control rooms manned by man on earth.The mobile telephones for example,I presume you have one and are the most common used materials of communication today.Ignore the intelligence that it takes to produce them.But consider the steps the user should follow on a cataloque to make it work:that requires intellectual capacity of reading n writing.But at this point our fellow citizens are in total disadvantage n the priority to our progress now is opening schools with the most targeted objective of educating to the maximum level possible the childern that are coming behind us in lakes state as everywhere in our country.If we succeed,we would have managed to pass on the future of our country n the society to their hands with a satisfying degree of assurance.We must understand this point becouse many of us may never be still alife in the period between now and the next twenty years.But all this can never be possible under the events of insecurity out of the violence that you are threatening.

    Peaceful coexistance is the precondition of any possibility of progress any where on earth and no sacrifice is too much to achieve it.That is exactly what we need in lakes state as every where in our country.

    I must not shortent to remind you that I am not from your state but I know your state and your great people from my young age.My schoolmates from your state were very kind,intelligent,ambitious,farsighted and reasonable.But I have a heart breaking misfortune of saying that some of them died in the civil war fighting among the SPLM/SPLA ranks for our liberation.A few surviving among them have achieved high levels of education.It’s our heartfelt hope that the childern of lakes states should b educated as much as them.

  27. Mabok says:

    Dear Agaar,

    We know you here next to us but you look like an intellectual instead of fuelling sectional clashes better for us to llok into ways of reconciling our communities by calling the president to relieve the caretaker general and appoint Col Makuer Mabor our champion of peace in lakes state to come and put every agaar sectional fights to an end.
    I always doubt on this Rek community of Warrap that is them who want to keep us busy fight ourselves if not why refuse or delay the appointment of peace maker whom the community has been calling for. The blood of the killed paramount chief will go straight to Telar Ring and the president for keeping the caretaker general whom the people have called for his removal. I urge mr. president to make the choice of the people first priority government of the people by the people to the people instead of introducing the dictatorship to the young nation. Relieve the caretaker general and appoint our champion of peace Col Makuer Mabor and you will see that lakes state is one of the peaceful state where prestige and culture is preserved.

  28. Readers, I am writing to inform you of how Lakes state is getting torn. Till today, I am writing this piece, the culprits who raped women in villages of Maleng-agok Payam have not been apprehended. None of them is even being looked for. Is this not a cause to worry? With this kind of leadership, can anything come out of leaders that are appointed or elected in Lakes state? Leadership and rule of law are always put in cupboard or to the advantage of those whose son is a leader! Why can these rapists be rounded up and arrested to answer for their acts of rape. And this is why it is important that President Kiir should be removed Maj. Gen. Matur Chut. He is taking side because the rapists are his clan’s men. Gen. I challenge you, why are you not apprehending the rapists if you were a leader for Lakes state people?????? UNMISS, Human Rights, ask Mr. Matur Chut, where are the rapists? Shame on you Mr. Caretaker Governor, where are the rapists? Mr. Governor, do you still believe you are a leader of Lakes state, where are the rapists? Mr. Governor, do you feel the pain and agony of those mothers and girls, who are the victims of your clan youth rape, where are the rapists? God bring a right, just and good leader to Lakes state to remedy your people! I pray. Mr. President, Gen. Kiir, appoint one person, between Col. Makuer Mabor and Molana Telar Ring Deng. In almost all comments, the two seem to be the favourite of people of Lakes state. Get your Gen. to serve you else. People have spoken! Pan nierdie, ene abuoc ne rienkuen!

  29. Hassan Tongun.
    Dear false Millionaire, I enjoyed reading your comments, especially the issue concern (lakes) state it is made a clear path and gave me a chance to get to know you, and I realized that you are a peaceful individual and a well educated south Sudanese, who hate violence. Some where in this forum, I misdirected my comment to you while I commented on Isaac Dongrin Malith writing, which made a confusion to you, but I did apologized by saying I am sorry for the confusion I caused. I also saw you called or proposed for forming organization to work for future south Sudan and I plough it. We need people like you especially the young generation of Dinka community, who can act different than the Jieng elders. And as a peace loving like you I invite you to join your brothers and sisters from Equatoria to work together for freedom, equality, justice for all, and prosperity. The issues are clear, first we want a peace in our country, secondly the new constitution must be written, and the third the implementation of the federal system which will promote equal opportunities for development in every corner in South Sudan, by taking the cities to the rural areas as the late Dr. John Garang proposed. Take care.

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