Protest Letter to Pres. Kiir: Extermination of Thuyic community, Lakes State

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, Martin L. K. Jr., Dec. 1960

BY: Mark Dut Malwal, Australia, for Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok payam, Lakes State, DEC/30/2014, SSN;

I am writing to your Excellency on behalf of my people – the Thuyic Community to protest the designed-extermination-process of our people (Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam) in Eastern Rumbek County.
This process is dated back to 2001 beginning with elimination of our cattle youths leader Bech Dong Manguen, then late Chief Maker Mabor Riak – that continued unabated till the hour I author this letter for your attention, your H.E.

There is no community in Lakes State or South Sudan for that matter, which has been subjected to these heinous acts, and no attention drawn for their cause, but only Thuyic Community in South Sudan, who still believe that there exists a government in South Sudan, Juba, but not in Lakes state.

Our people have been exposed to the following suffering and unbearable pain:

1. Our youth leaders have been their first targets, to which the mission of their elimination has been succeeded. Bech Dong Manguen and Diengdul Maliec are just two examples of this design, because they come from Thuyic Community.
2. Our people’s chief late Maker Mabor Riak was the first chief to be murdered in cold blood in 2002 because he comes from Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam!
3. Our people’s individual youths (P.S. Turguau Makoi Ayuek) have been ambushed and killed because they come from Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam!
4. Our people as a community have been assaulted, killed, and dislodged from their villages of Agukuel, Maleng-agok, Makuac, Panbarkou, Gorok, Malual etc for more than five times; for days, months, and as I write, it is going a year having been sent off their homes!
5. Our people’s women and girls have been gang-raped since 7th August 2014, and culprits of these offenses have not been apprehended to answer their charges. Is this the South Sudan that my community could be part of?
6. Our people’s livestock have been raided, property of all forms looted, and other assets destroyed, including their housing and no one (among these wrong-doers) has ever been apprehended or even asked to account!
7. Our people’s elderly (Makur Chol Ayup, Mapuor Majur Mathet etc) and children (Akoi Wuol Mabor 14 months old girl-child-killed), all have not been spared during this last attack of 27th December 2014, just because they come from Thuyic Community! Extermination at full swing!
8. Our people’s school-going pupils caught up at homes were not spared (Deng Maker Makuer, Muorwer Mapuor Akuckuer, Maweer Mapuor Akuckuer, Mayor Bol Akuckuer & Kaman Thuch Manyang), are example of bad intent of elimination by Gony section in Aliemtooc west against our people at the watch of the state government.
9. Our Community five schools (of Maleng-agok, Panbarkou, Agukuel, Gorok, Ayen-Paciec) have been closed since 6th August 2014. Our pupils did not sit any exams beginning from class seven to nursery, when our assailants schools were functional and their pupils took their exams, and no one including the state education minister made any efforts to have them opened or even any word of care to signal that we are being part of this community of Lakes state.
10. Our community pregnant woman (Akuac Wuol Deng) was assaulted in her house by the daughter of Governor Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol (…), no any investigation has been launched to ascertain why did she assaulted her neighbor and killed her innocently? This is because she is the daughter of Governor Matur Chut, who both belief that Thuyic Community member are premier enemies.
11. Our community cattle youth – Mangang Manyang Deng was attacked within Maleng-agok Payam market and killed instantly. None of his attackers has been detained and no one has made query of why no justice for his life.
12. On 27th December 2014, our Thuyic Community members chattered a plane to airlift six victims of this ethnic cleansing to Juba. On hearing this information, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Mr. Deng Malual Mathiang Ajuong ordered for a shoot down of this plane, fortunately, the Lt. who was ordered defied on the ground that he has not been serve with letter of shoot down to act on, thus the plane reached Juba late evening. One of these victims is currently being denied flight to Nairobi for better care by Governors’ brother in SPLA Juba, alleging that the victim is a culprit. Culprit in what form when he is a casualty of ethnic cleansing in pursuit by Governor and his relatives. Mr. President, send your team to investigate this order, you would be shock of how bad the leadership here is! Oh! Lord God, come to the aid of our people in Maleng-agok Payam and her surrounding villages.
13. On 26th August 2014, our Thuyic Community made every effort to arrest one of their own, who retaliated on late Paramount Chief Aparer Chut Dhuol. He is the only one now, investigated within three months period, and sentenced to death, when those other culprits remain at large!

Is there any justice here in Lakes state?

Your Excellency, we were expecting a little sense of humanity and leadership from Lakes state Governor Major General Matur Chut Dhuol in dealing with insecurities of Lakes, and especially with his own armed clan men including who assault the other side, either to use necessary force to prevent them from in assaulting their perceived enemies of Thuyic in their villages or he gives way to any other person, in tendering in his resignation letter to your high office; even when his daughter has murdered innocent pregnant women. This did not happen.

Earlier on, Matur Chut has been a suspect of igniting this sectional feud since 2001. This is now proven beyond reasonable doubt, yes indeed he is. He has never made any efforts to address to the two groups, till yesterday he went to Panbarkou to talk to victims of his design after they have been devastated in their homes. All along, he could not travel to Panbarkou, because he is accused of being behind the crises.

Your Excellency, are we not part of South Sudan that we all fought hard to the last beat of independence that we are left at the mercy of those who have taken authority as theirs – (supposedly our authority) to use against us?

With this appalling state of our people agony that we would like to hear your apt response or else we will conclude in two days that you don’t care of our people’s lives like other South Sudanese suffering elsewhere.

On 16th August 2014, three youth leaders of our Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam petitioned your government, making necessary recommendations as redemption, but there was no proper action, but rather poorly plan of disarmament during which 107 lives of our dear soldiers were lost in their battle with Pakam pastoralists.

Oh! Lord God, come to the aid of our people back home in Maleng-agok and her villages from the hands of the merciless evil men! And we pray for peace and tranquility in South Sudan!

The 27th December 2014 death toll on our people went to 17 persons dead including a 14 months old girl child – Akoi Wuol Mabor, caught up with her mother in Panbarkou village of Maleng-agok Payam. This child—unoffending, innocent and beautiful was a victim of one of the most vicious, heinous crimes ever perpetrated against humanity. I call on Wuol Mabor, the father of Akoi, that inspite of the darkness of this hour, you must not despair, you should not become bitter, nor must you harbor the desire to retaliate with violence – allow God to retaliate!

May our 14 months old girl-child Akoi Wuol Mabor’s soul rest in eternal peace!

Thank you.

I am writing on behalf of our Thuyic Community of Maleng-agok Payam, who HAVE suffered in their dignified end and for their existence!

Mark Dut Malual lives in Melbourne, Australia, and he is reachable on: markdutmalual@gmail.com

15 Comments

  1. Eli says:

    Mark,
    My condolences to the loss of lives in Lakes States, this is exactly the failure on the part of this regime. Kirr wants to punish the whole country to intimidate everyone so that no one opposes his regime. But that is about to change. We are in this all together, I mean all the 64+ tribes must unite to bring a change.

  2. dolly says:

    Don’t worry Mark Dut, the days of Savage Kiir with his illiterate caretaker governor are numbered. They will be kicked out by barrel of a gun in 2015.

  3. Yuot Cuerkok says:

    Mark Dut, the last attack of Gony section against Thuyic section was terrible for Gony section. They were chased away like aweer….’aciik yal Gony’. After fleeing from Thuyic gallant youths, Pan-ajuong lost all their best youths in this battle. The remaining few were all severely wounded. That is what you get when you attack Makuac Thuyic in order to loot. They will never attempt to attack Makuac.

  4. morgan says:

    Agar Community is too abstinent , they deserve to die since this death and other hardships in life are the immediate rewards of logging heads with each other( man to man ) confrontation.

    we must separate from this cancerous community called Agar , culture of violent should be instilled in to the minds of our innocent youth of greater Yirol. , w are sorry.

  5. Terketh says:

    Mark Dut , facts are not accepted in this our new nation ( South Sudan ) if you tells facts then you will be considered as agitator or an enemy, so your protest letter is like a say ” Dog barks and camel going “.
    thanks for your concerned about our suffering and updated records as you enlighten other parts of the world with the really facts at our area.

  6. Terketh says:

    Morgan, your advice is baseless and you are uncivilized person that is why you talk like that . I think you are one of cattle pastoralist . culture of violence is not only for Agar community alone is even in your community of Yirol too as well as in whole South Sudan the better way is how we sit and solve these violence’s.

  7. Dear Mark,

    South Sudan is now a state of total disorder of the first degree. I pray for the souls of those who their lives in defense of their people and community of Maleng-agok.
    I hope President Kiir heeds to your voice and do something about this situation.

    God bless South Sudan.

  8. oyhath says:

    Dr Nyaba’s piece might be helpful for students of SPLM/SPLA history, South Sudan politics and researchers investigating the origins of the hell fires currently engulfing South Sudan; but it seems to me it is of little help in the way of finding a settlement to the catastrophe befalling the young nation not only because the author himself is perceived by the masses as part of a misguided system that led to this problem in the first place, but also because this piece reveals no new information or facts despite being wrapped in some fancy, sophisticated academic jargon. I am not saying Dr Nyaba is one of the architects who engineered the present problem, only that he chose to live with a system that harboured the agents and ingredients of destruction, a blind system that was sure headed to hit a concrete wall. I am not sure efforts to reunite the SPLM are worthwhile pursuing. It seems to me the right thing to do is to focus efforts on staying the course of working with IGAD and other powers intending to bring peace and security back to the shattered baby nation.

  9. There was statement release by former comissioner of Rumbek east mabor meen wuol…he said thuyic are people like frog croging in the swamp,at least you beat the swamp the should quite…dead is painful to every1 but still at least you go to mvolo to safe your life ,you are the cause this of war especially those In Australia..the do manualwork and went to nigeria to perform magic.yeah the have been killed, raped what will you do and you are coward..you have forgotten what you did on 5 aghust of killing most high person.let dry season come you will see except you take them all to Australia to do your manualwork for performing magic..

  10. Come for confrontion if you hate it.your mum and sister were raped cus the were chased like goat and left them behind cus of thier life.your cattle keepers are coward people.nosese.kiir mayarit have knowledge about this war since the beging because you are the cause of it.

  11. Yuot Cuerkok says:

    Defeating Thuyic is a wishful thinking ‘mr defeating thuyic’. Raping your sisters and aunties is not something that you should be proud.you should be feel shameful for admitting it.
    The last battle was a nightmare for Pan-ajuong and they will never attempt to attack Makuac again. they lost all their youths in this attack and the remaining few are badly wounded. it is also already dry season and there is no more dry season.

  12. Dukdal says:

    Sorry mr dut for what happen on your community….your community members have send petition letter on 16 8 2014 to office of the president..but you know reason why he doesn’t take action against your letter.he know you very well that maleng Agot community are people that deal all form of conspirancy in lakestate.what was the reason for gony to do those you authorised you are the cause of it… killing the most respect person.even some of maleng agok knows Aparer chut he good person.he can’t take any action against your letter.

  13. Calling yourself Defeating Thuyic.

    You are not around in Lakes (Rumbek) to talk as this. If you were to be around, you will have seen, known or felt what happened. Mark Dut, is Thuyic community member in Australia, who has been following things as they unfold, but is not on ground. The heat of Panbarkou and Makuac villages of Maleng-agok felt by Gony cattle youths, will be remembered (they will remember it) as one tough battle they did not expect from Thuyic mighty youths. Just ask them if you are truly from their side. I know, Gony would always deny truth. The battle lasted at Pacong where Laat Makoth Bol Makeng Mathiang and murderer Chol Ahang Jongkuc succumbed to bullets of Thuyic mighty youths. If Thuyic cattle youths were defeated as you would want to preach, would they have only ten wounded with minor injuries? Gony have 43 seriously wounded, five of whom passed away in Rumbek hospital.

    Man, your behind news! Accept defeat like any true man of the reality!

  14. Chiec says:

    The killing of laat makoth and chol ahang.really the were felt in abush at 5. 30 am.thuyic had never defeat gony since for 12 year my friend.thuyic have never to attemp attack gony in their areas at least gony went and chase them away like nothing…the were chase in this fighting upto thanyloiu and capture laat dut and 5pkm..

  15. Look at this other fool calling himself Chiec. Where my brother hiding? Come to Pacong and ask those there and they will tell what happened? Thuyic youths attacked Gony in the cattle camp called Amitding in 2012 where they killed Chut Mapuor Chut, who was praised like Gen. Gordon of UK back in 50s, and was killed by Mahdi revolution in Sudan!

    Just accept defeat. Thuyic will always defeat you in all fronts and in anything! Forget it. This will be the last battle for Gony to dare to attack Thuyic in their villages. Calling yourself with fake names is also called cowardice!
    Thanks for hiding yourself as well as your name!

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