QUOTE: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” from unknown author.
By: Peter Gai Manyuon, RSS, APR/21/2014, SSN;
According to what had happened in Jonglei State Capital Bor on the 17th of April 2014 where one hundred and forty five (145) Nuer civilians were massacred in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) Compound and two hundred and seventy five (275) people wounded, justify that someone like Michael Makuei Lueth who is the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of South Sudan is behind the scene.
Why do I say this? On Friday 18th of April 2014, Comrade Makuei stated on both electronic and print media that “the people killed in the attack on the UN compound in Bor the previous day were ‘rebels’ who committed the ‘intolerable’ act of celebrating the fall of Bentiu, which was captured from government forces last Tuesday”.
He also as well said, “The genesis of the problems goes back to the recapture of Bentiu town by the rebels.”
Logically, what can you analyze as an individual citizen of South Sudan in this scenario where the Minster is inciting the violence?
Based on my own intelligentsia and curative thinking, I think Makuei is very wrong to come out verbally with that statement and moreover, he is a National Minister for all representing the entire Republic of South Sudan.
He is not the Minister for Bor South or whatever the case may be. Due to high level of disorganization or Lack of Public relations within him (Makuei), he aired out a word that might bring a very big problem to himself in the nearer future, if am not mistaken.
However, according to my own observation about Comrade Makuei, he is the one who instructed the soldiers to go and attack the UNIMISS Compound in Bor basing on what he had said during the time he addressed the Press conference last Friday in Juba after the massacre happened already.
Therefore the International Communities and South Sudanese should know that, Makuei Lueth is a criminal number one who deserves firing from the President of the Republic of South Sudan because; he is the very person who is spoiling the government of Maryardit in Juba at this particular period of time.
Most of the people within the government of South Sudan thoughts that, this current crisis will not come to an end very soon but mind you; in every crisis, there is a beginning and ending; therefore those who did wrong things to the people of South Sudan especially on the tribal agenda, should be discipline afterward, so that other people should learn from the experiences.
Some people might ask themselves why I come with this article today. For your information, someone who has no boundaries in talking is good to be hanged like what happened to the former President of Iraq or given a life imprisonment for some time.
More so, if the option of hanging should not work, then he (Makuei) deserves to be indicted for the war crime against humanity because killing one hundred and forty five (145) civilians who have no arms.
Moreover the United Nations need a good investigation otherwise UNMISS might be regarded as an Institution which is biased.
Someone like Mr. Makuei Lueth, he has gone beyond the jurisdictions of communications ethics and laws. Every profession has got its ethics and laws that should be respected.
Well, some people said that Makuei Lueth is a graduate of the University of Khartoum in faculty of Law but am not sure whether he (Lueth) really understood what he was doing at that time.
I think he is among the people who like choosing courses because they have a good name due to my surprise, he does not deserve the title as the Lawyer.
For those who are informed up stairs know that Lawyers are people who can be evaluated from the way they talk, think and react toward certain things in society but for someone like Makuei, should go back and study Law very well again because right now he is spoiling the Legal Professional Internationally.
Since the crisis occurred last December 2013 in Juba, Makuei have been in forefront propagating and telling lies to the huge audiences across the globe.
Makuei incited the crisis by speaking words that do not carry meaning, moreover meaningless in the sense. He had been abusing western diplomats and governments without good approaches, he always talk any how without proper communication skills and techniques.
Makuei committed a very big crime when he tried to go to Jonglei state UNMISS compound early this year, therefore; he deserves punishment after the war ends, because what he did was really unacceptable and unbelievable in the human history Internationally.
All the messes he advocated for, shows he is a number one criminal in Kiir’s regime in Juba and deserves to be given individual sanctions and indictment in The Hague for the War Crimes against humanity.
International Communities especially the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) should question Makuei for the incident that had happened in the Jonglei State Capital Bor.
Innocent Civilians were killed resulted from Makuei Lueth influence and you will justify my statement due to the fact that, early this year he (Makuei) attempted to enter into UNMISS Compound in Bor with guns but he was denied the chance to do what he was supposed not to do at that time against United Nation soldiers in Bor.
The President of South Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardit, should dismiss, Makuei Lueth if he really wants to be in the leadership or gain a momentum from western diplomats, otherwise this is the very person who have destroyed and will remove Mayardit from the leadership.
Author is the Independent Journalist and Columnist who had written extensively on the issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan. You can follow him on twitter@Peter Gai Manyuon or firstname.lastname@example.org