By Justin S. Kwaje,
Nov 27, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Troubled, the South Sudan’s Chief of SPLA [Juba], Gen. Paul Malong Awan, “in consultations with President Salva Kiir”, issued an arrest warrant for a young lieutenant colonel who hesitated to attack the enemy’s positions in Eastern Equatoria.
Lt.Col. Deng Ajak, now serving arrest in Juba, was expected to carry out attacks on SPLM/SPLA-IO positions this month in the hills of Eastern Equatoria State, a duty he willingly declined.
According to credible insiders, Lt. Col. Deng Ajak questioned why he should carry out attacks in an area that has been relatively calm for the past two years, urging that the two sides should implement the peace agreement instead to restore stability.
“Refusing to violate the compromise peace agreement”, the young colonel was labelled as a “coward rebel” and arrested instantly.
Per an anonymous report coming from the president’s office, Gen. Paul Malong, who is angered by the SPLA-IO establishing camps in strategic areas near Juba and adjacent to Juba-Nimule road, Malong ordered Lt. Col. Ajak to launch a military campaign to suppress the growing resistance, particularly from Magwi county of Eastern Equatoria state; however, Col. Ajak questions the wisdom behind such orders.
In the document, Ajak reportedly stated “peace has been signed and the opposition is allowed to be within their camps and why dislodge them […] killing all the current rebels is not possible and when it becomes possible, more rebels will surface and such circle of death and rebellion will continue to generate itself. We shall only create tough insurgencies in the region and particularly along Juba Nimule Road.”
To his colleagues, who declined to be named, Ajak was not speaking in regular Dinka language; neither of the self-educated general Malong nor Salva Kiir comprehended what he meant. Instead he had to be arrested for speaking like a rebel to his commanders in Chief.
Col. Ajak reportedly pointed out that, the attack on Wonduruba has now made Juba-Yei road unsafe, saying “the scenario must be avoided along Juba Nimule road at all cost, as it is the lifeline for Juba.”
He concludes the accused “Equatorians youth” in these camps have done nothing wrong and at this time when peace deal is in effect, attacking them will be a mistake.
Malong felt defied by the Lt. Col. and ran out of military vocabularies. He ordered that Ajak must be arrested and tried for disobeying his superiors.
The report indicated that Salva Kiir, however, compromised with Malong’s orders.
Per the informants there are many Generals from within the president’s ethnic groups who disagree with the agendas of Paul Malong and the JCE and the violations of the peace deal and would like peace to return in the country. However, the interest of this group is overshadowed by those of Paul Malong, Salva Kiir, Makuei and a few others who control the resources and the media.
The act of young South Sudanese, like Col. Ajak, has pushed Salva Kiir government to rely on Ugandans, Sudanese, Chinese and Peace keepers to sustain a minimal peace in the country.
While the country’s economy is collapsing, South Sudan is ranked at the front page of the most corrupt countries and least peaceful country in the world.
Its capital, Juba, is the most expensive city, according to 2015 most expensive cities ranking, however, these are not good enough reasons for extremist like Gen. Malong and the Dinka Council of Elders, whose Mr. Kiir depends on, to implement a peace deal that was signed in August this year.
At South Sudan Liberty News, we are encourage by a bold voice of reason from Patriots like Deng Ajak. We call on Kiir to listen to voices of reasons from Patriots like Deng rather than the likes of Malignant Malong and the tribal JCE who for sure shall drag this country into hell and careless about. It is your presidency Mr. President not theirs! The People of South Sudan had trusted you, not these people who have ruined your legacy.
We salute Deng Ajak for speaking for peace and we urge kiir to release him and let him perform his patriotic duties.
This report was compiled by Justin S Kwaje and edited by Nyamilepedia editorial team. You can reach Kwaje at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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