Testimonial: Why I Support Dr. Riek Machar For Democratic Change Despite The Series of Atrocities!
By Jesus Deng Mading-Chual,
October 28, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — My community hates my boss Dr Riek Machar for the 1991 atrocities he committed, I know his forces killed my grandmother Abideng Deng Ayuel, grandfather Bior Aguer Bior (Anyarpeei) and Manyoun Deng Aweer respectively in Kongor district. They all ended up victims of SPLA-SPLM split, all cows were taken, houses burnt and women raped and all hope
After 24 years of my grandparents death I became number one loyalist to Dr Riek Machar because I know nothing will bring them back apart from a democratic and peaceful South Sudan. I know revenge is a luxury a country can not afford!
I prefer Dr Riek to be my angel because he just robbed me of my grannies who could have die from any illness without his
I deserted and fight my tribesman, Salva Kiir Mayardit, because he is robbing me of something which can live forever, it never die like my grannies, generation comes and goes and it still remain the same, I can not find it anywhere and that is my country SOUTH SUDAN.
I can’t keep an old wound fresh, it must heal so that South Sudanese people can live together as one. I must support Dr Riek to brush off the circle of revenge on tribal bases.
Zee Machar grannies were killed in Ayod and Kuacdenk in 1992 by Bior Ajang Duot and George Athor Deng forces to compensate the lives their Dinka people lost, the cows that were all taken, the houses that were burnt and women that were raped and all hope that was gone.
The history repeated itself again when Salva Kiir killed Zee Machar parents in Juba massacre and my cousins were killed by the white army forces in Bor-town in the series of circle of revenge.
There can be nothing call South Sudan if my children and children of Zee Machar take up arms again after 40 years time and kill themselves due to tribal hatred of 1991 and 2013.
We must find an everlasting solution to end tribal killing in South Sudan and that is why I am in Dr Riek’s Camp and comrade Gordon Buay in Salva Kiir’s camp. This is what it means to be a nation that can prevent future genocides.