Gen. Peter Gatdet Forms His Provisional Military Council, Promotes Himself and His Comrades

Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

Dec 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- The defected SPLA General, who protested the massacres of his tribesmen at the onset of the current conflict in 2013 with ranks of Major General has recently promoted himself in Khartoum to the rank of First Lieutenant General and promoted his comrades to ranks of Lt. General.

Gatdet has promoted major general Gabriel Tanginye,  Major General Gat-hoth Gatkuoth and Brigadier General James Malith Gatluak to rank of Lieutenant General.

1st Lt. Gen. Gatdet has then established the Military Council of his new rebel movement, The South Sudan Armed Forces(SSAF) and its political wing, Federal Democratic Party(FDP) with himself as its provisional chairman and commander-in-chief.

“In pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Provisional Political Committee of Federal Democratic Party (FDP) and provisional Military Council of South Sudan Armed Forces(SSAF), I 1st Lt. General Peter Gatdet Yaka, Chairman of the Provisional Political Committee (FDP) and Chairman of Provisional Military Council(SSAF), hereby order the establishment of the Military Council” Gen. Gatdet states in the Establishment Order signed on December 5th, 2015

Gatdet has appointed his comrade Lt. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth as his Deputy Chairman of Provisional Military Council and the Chief of Military Administration of SSAF/FDP.

In the same order, Gatdet has assigned his senior anyanya veteran, Lt. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Chan famously known as Tanginye, and Lt. Gen. Malith Gatluak to be members of Provisional Military Council and Chief of Military Operation and Logistic, respectively.

In a separate order, signed on December 5th, Gatdet has established three zones of operations in South Sudan and assigned their commands to each member of his Military Council.

While he identifies Greater Upper Nile as Zone One under Tiger Operation, the SSAF aims to establish Zone Two and Three in Greater Equatoria and Greater Bhar el Ghazal under Jamus and Rhino Operations, respectively.

While Gen. Gatdet remains in Khartoum, all his comrades are based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Gen. Gatdet, who has defected several times, has been sanctioned by the United States, European Union and the UN Security Council. His comrades are too identified by the international community.

In an interview with Lt. Gen. Gat-hoth Gatkuoth in Nairobi, which will be released shortly on Nyamilepedia, the generals are opened up for dialogue, however, Gathoth maintains that the generals are looking for friends to arm them to continue the war.

11 comments

  • Karab

    NUER elders should stop this madness. This is another crisis in the making for no reason in the nuer land. The NUER youth should reject any activity to further devide the NUER people. Let them join those of the gordon buay or let them join the SPLM IO period. Every nuer should make sure there is no further devision. What reason can justify this madness if not personal ego & poor political decision by these individuals?

  • It is good to hear from General, many young Nuers almost feel hopeless and despair when you disappear from media and always keep updating us on media. Please, Gen. Peter if you will be able to army the Nuer youth , we will take that war directly to the heart of Salva Kiir’s home , Warrap . We all Nuer love you in any Nuer state , nobody will touch you and we all feel proud of you and late Abdalla Chuol Deng who fought the last fight for the Nuer Causes and Anya Anya 2 and died for it. It will be better if you will first arm the Lou Nuer White Army and Gaajak Kiir youth and you are good to go , we will take that war directly to Juba and Warrap state and we will meet face to face with Dinka Malual or Malual Gir Gany.

    • rock gatciengnhiem

      That’s madness! We r tired of ethnic war, nobody will allow that even God can do something with this foolish thoughts, ,He created us for purpose not war.create for urselves zone war outside south Sudan,and call urselves there with ur Stupid dinkas plus nuer. The only thing we shall do is to celebrate ur funerals.

  • Congratulations to general Gatdet but u should start ur movement fight around Salva kiir home town now he don’t want peace b/s his sub’clans are not facing any challenges

  • The whole world will soon understand one by one special, the nature of Nuer tribe in South Sudan and I belief they might admitted that, the president of South Sudan is leading the most primitiveness and the really criminal people who are lacking positive thinking. You can see the former vice president was claiming to make a reforms which caused conflicts for the last 22 Months but after their defecting from Juba’s government then, his rebel general Peter Gatdiet Yaka and more others politicians we all know by names and some major generals defected from their rebels leader claiming they would like to make reforms in that movement and now he is promoting himself as Lt, general what a shame are you people?. You guys are just fooling yourselves to continues with such attitudes which would keep you nowhere for decades of years not to mentions the suffering of innocents civilians who were living normal life, why not focusing on others things such as setting your own business, making your own farming, seeking Ideas that will bring unity and good development for all and these things can change your life rather than shouting throughout being a Militias generals and complaining on the government positions. I am not working in any government but I am survived now, I’m not a general but I am important human being since God blessing me and let me continues alive so I do not need to focusing on things which will divide people and cost lives on others human being and the question is that, can you guys change these attitudes of rebellion and generals?

    I think most of you guys are wasting their times talking unnecessary instead, each and everyone should find his or her own way of survived life, because this attitude of supporting Militias will lead the whole society to disasters unless something real need to be done by the people themselves and not by the government. I have been living in different countries and different people from time to time and I had never seen the desperation of leadership like what happening in South Sudan nation, if you don’t work in the government still you will survived and lived like others who are working in the government, if you are not a Militia general again, this is not the end of the whole world, because the word general is just for the time being and you will never live forever wearing those Military star code so I wish the relatives of those Peter Gatdite Yaka and Gabriel Tanginy must be told to find something rather than jumping from defection to other rebellion this is just a shameful you can brought back to your own relatives at home. Please, I wish if you all listening for that matter then, it would be wise for all of you guys to put down your guns and go back to your own homes and supports development or find another way of surviving life because this Idea of rebellion is absolutely trouble one and thanks.

    • B/s of stupidity u can say is time wasted but the root cause is tribalism , the dinka government plans for 3 yrs ago to clean south Sudanese tribes who oppose president z is y they train their own military out of country army is kind of isis, the part of plan already success b/s they massacre Nuer &they are towards Equatorial next if president is peace lover y he is making decisions of 28 state out of signed agreement, only one God we have if u play with human z god created u will be punished one day

    • Banja Wuromoni Vice Chairman SSUDA/SSDF

      Dear Patriots.

      The SPLM/A/SPLMA-IO and SPLM/A G10, are playing colonialism games of divide and rule to avoid South Sudanese of charging them with the crimes they have inflicted into the the country and their people. Also creating a false information by claiming that those patriotism that broke out from Riek Machar had made a peace with terrorist government in Juba.

      1-Gen. Hoth Gatkuoth was asking for release of some officers hold captives as if they violated another law, but they didn’t

      2-The list of the Generals mentioned in the appeal to Riek Machar was without any information from those of Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak, Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth, and Brig. Gen. Biel Tuor Kay (Biel Torkech).

      3-The 28 states/governors is created to confuse the people of South Sudan to start fighting about it while /SPLM/A/SPLM/A/IO and SPLM/A G10, gets away with crimes committed to the natives of the country.

      4-Reminding all South Sudanese that the Arusa Tanzania peace is between SPLM/A, SPLM/A-IO and SPLM/A-G10, how they will get out of the corruption they committed, and massive killings of people of South Sudan and they agree to unite SPLM/A and install Riek Mach as Vice President the peace was not about South Sudan or the people.

      5-The nationalistic soldiers are very firm and solid they are not shaken by this fake peace or allegations that are been thrown around to make people think there is a genuine peace or Patriot army agree on it and gave up people of S. Sudan that is not true.

      6-South Sudanese must remember the 30,000, people killed in 7 days in Juba followed by SPLM/A security killings around the country, eastern Equatoria, Bentiu, Mundri, and Juba etc.

      7-This peace is to cover up the crimes committed,and to keep on committing more crimes undetected by creating more states and more Governors to cover the SPLM/A crimes.

      SSUDA/SSDF is committed to bring peace and to maintain the South Sudan 10 states until there will be democratic elected government and parliament to decide the faith of the country. The really war is yet to get start in all corners of South Sudan.

      Long Live South Sudan
      Long Live SSUDA/SSDF

      Banja Wuromoni
      Vice Chairman SSUDA/SSDF

  • David Matiop

    There is one thing and the only solution South Sudan government left behind in order to maintain the nation on its right truck. The government need to structures new rules and regulations on the army as well as civilians despite human rights rules signed in 2011. These rules may hold generals and citizens accountable and answer any public instability cause by them. South Sudan becomes place of confusionism, this act is totally work of the devil where generals intense to protect themselves during 21 Sudan civil war, turn against the nation with consequences. The same way South Sudanese disgrace Dr. John Garang in the bush and appreciated him in his absentia is the same way they are doing now. I wish if I were government figure concern, within seven days only, those who intentionally refused to walked on road, I would have teach them simplest lesson of understanding, even if South Sudan remain with 10 people who may understanding love humanity than animals populations.

  • Karab

    Peter Gatdet should go back to SPLM IO if he want to get the respect of the people & dignity. Other wise, he was confused by useless politicians & he is digging his grave. He is brave general period. Other wise, he should understand that south sudanese people are not waiting him to be president because he is not a politician & he dont understand the complexity of politics.

  • Ahmed morgan

    Why should Khartoum or Nairobi allow such anti peace generals to opperate from their soils.