Contributor's Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa South Sudan

1 Against 63: Where is the Alley to Peaceful Coexistence?

By Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa*,

Former Lecturer, RMIT.

Members of Dinka Council of Elders meet with President Salva Kiir(Photo: file)
Members of Dinka Council of Elders meet with President Salva Kiir(Photo: file)

Jan 08, 2016(Nyamilepedia) — It would however be fair to assert that a sizable public opinion in South Sudan acknowledges that a significant contributory factor in the escalation of the turmoil that ushered in the harrowing development in the country is manifestly the handiwork of the Jeng Council of Elders (JCE) alongside some opportunistic South Sudanese individual elements, accommodated on government’s pay list and who may or may not necessarily be aligned to the JCE. This incontrovertible assertion is premised on the perceptible unconstructive practices and unconscionable conduct of this tribal entity in its plain role as the de facto Parliament and government of South Sudan.

A closer retrospective shufti and analyses of the reprehensible mayhem that occurred in Juba on the 15 December 2013 and the consequent poignant sagas that coalescenced into the civil war in the entire South Sudan reveals a clandestine calculation of the JCE whose preoccupation is to entirely domination and subjugate the people of South Sudan and rule them via a tribal iron fist. Those innocent souls that have paid the ultimate price at the massacres and genocide in Juba in 2013 will indelibly be remembered for handing out the highest ransom in exchange for nothing other than their affiliation to Nuer ethnic group.

The JCE’s twisted logic seems to suggest that as long as a Dinka is involved in crimes against humanity, justice would not be permitted to take its natural course. Ironically, the butchery in South Sudan has never held compassion in the hearts of those tyrannical and despotic JCE assemblages because those suffering are non-Dinka who should be forcibly dispossessed via an orchestrated policy of land grab. Today, if anyone utters a word about accountability for those systematic murders conducted by the government with JCE blessings they are instantly castigated and threatened with further severe repercussions. I am quite conscious that the point I am make will be completely lost in the miasma of outrage, however, for any South Sudanese to have done nothing by way of exposing the subterranean façade of this malevolent Jeng tribal outfit in such woeful settings in a country awash with misery is morally reprehensible.

The JCE had both authored and ordained the format and design of the 28 states in South Sudan, and simply handed to the President who runs the show to read out in a decree. The covert scheme has been designed with a three-pronged vindictive intention as follows:

  1. The first vindictive intention or gambit is to diminish or effectively erode the historical name of “Equatoria” from South Sudan’s political lexicon. In accordance with the professed twisted philosophy of the JCE’s tribal flag-wavers, the elimination of the legendary designation “Equatoria” would essentially sever the umbilical cord of Greater Equatoria and the cohesion existing among the people of this vast region, so that no one state of Equatoria would get concerned with the affairs of the other two states during the process of divide and rule. Perhaps the JCE’s fear stems from the old aphorism of the 1980s that says “when Equatoria coughs the whole Southern Sudan catches cold”. Thus, the formulation of the 28 states remains the most single majestic ploy and the last JCE’s Roulette to realize Dinka hegemonic ambition. It has been anticipated by the tribal jingoists in Juba that this strategy would furnish the tribal bigots with both the wherewithal and instrumentality to begin the formal process of subjugation, not only of Greater Equatoria, but the entire South Sudan through the execution of divide and rule approach.
  1. The second manoeuvre pertains to the possibility of JCE’s domination in a future democratic ambience in the country after the expiry of the transitional government of National Unity. Juxtaposing the map of South Sudan under the 10 states mandated by South Sudan’s interim constitution and the current controversial 28 states designed by the JCE would quickly reveal the underlying sinister intention. A cursory glance at the map of the so-called 28 states shows that 12 of these are curved out of others’ territories that were originally possessed by either the Nuer or Shilluk in Greater Upper Nile region or a number of tribes in Greater Bahr El Ghazal and are now fraudulently and brazenly awarded them to the Dinka. In the South Sudan rubber stamp Parliament that is overwhelmingly packed by the aficionados of SPLM Juba-faction, it would be easy to pass a piece of legislation that links voting systems and exercises to a number of states in South Sudan, and such a move would probably lend a golden bridge to the JCE to accomplish one of their majestic dreams of legitimately ascending to power and implementing their remaining programmes on the checklist, which includes among others, the imposition of Dinka as an official national language of South Sudan.
  1. The third ploy is the control over the oil territories that belong to the Nuer people. The JCE is sentient that in order to manipulate and retain power, there must be a clearly defined access to the control of resources, namely the oil that remains the mainstay and oils the wheel of the country’s economy. More than 5 billion US dollars’ worth of oil money have been stolen from state coffers since 2005 and no culprits have been brought to account for this staggering loss. A large number of these miscreants and reprobates who are linked to the JCE have stashed away the stolen money in foreign countries and are still shamefacedly determined to rule South Sudan for eternity by hooks or by crooks.

It is thus, the duty of every peace stakeholder to understand that the sinister calculation of the JCE on the imposition of the 28 states is a real menace that portends an ominous, murky and bleak future for the world’s newest country, unless something is done to halt the tribal outfit from progressing further towards the execution of its nefarious scheme. Regrettably, the government in Juba, buoyed by the JCE’s arcane dealings is bracing up in justifying the need to impose the 28 states decree in the country, in utter disregard of the stipulations of the Peace Accord that the vassal regime in Juba had promised to abide by. The conflict now appears to be between 1 ethnic group – the ruling class of the Dinka (Not all Dinka) against the other 63 ethnicities that live in South Sudan, as all the 10 states have been engulfed in what could accurately be described as seething war with sporadic and coordinated assaults launched by government troops who are more often accompanied by tribal groups of armed cattle keeping militias affiliated to the JCE, against non-Dinka tribes living in Greater Equatoria; Upper Nile and Bahr El Ghazal regions. Today the news emanating from Korokanda in Momoye area in Western Bahr El Ghazal is dire. Civilians have been killed; houses torched; rape sprees freely conducted as well as looting by SPLA government army in an apparent blatant disregard for the Peace Agreement on the table. There appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel unless the haywire JCE and President Kiir altogether abandon their myopic, crackpot and unidimensional cogitations that do not have a counterpart in the real world and instead opt to work along the dimensions that create positive correlation and high degree of cooperation among all contending parties in the country in order to usher in an atmosphere of serenity and prosperity far divorced from the current ambience of lunacy created by the JCE that has utterly failed to put its finger on the pulse of South Sudanese public opinion.

Accordingly, I call upon the Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Mr. Festus Mogae to take up the gauntlet and address the issue of the implementation of the Peace Agreement more resolutely before the country relapses back into another cycle of extreme violence. South Sudan is yearning for the Halcyon days expected to arrive after a comprehensive and candid execution of the Agreement in its entirety.

Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa*
Former lecturer,
Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL)
RMIT University
Emily McPherson Building 13,
379 – 405 Russell Street Melbourne
VIC 3000 Melbourne

Email: peterlokarlo@gmail.com

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Gat.darwich January 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm


What the Incompetent-power-hungry-greedy-traitorous, Killer NyanKiir, and the Jenges Council of Evils, are doing, and have been doing since 2005, is well known by most non-Jiengs individuals.

So, the reasons ienges are still thriving in the expense of the 63 tribes is simply because there is no a single collective counter-measure against their(Jiengs’) evils plans.

The 60 plus tribes’ lack of decisive-swift- collective bold action against the Jenges, is undeniably the very reason the Jenges are slaughtering them(63 tribes) one by one.

In reality ,the Jenges are not the incurable disease to the 63 tribes, but the 60 plus tribes are the cancer to themselves because they’re indisputably permitting Jenges to commits carnage on them(63 tribes) -selectively period
This is a well known fact.

Wedjuba January 9, 2016 at 8:14 am

Exactly Gar.

See, South Sudanese are so lamed and confused about John Garang and the dinkerhood, in a way they forgot to track down the reality and history about the vividivity and the BIRTH of the Ideology of the liberation Movement in South Sudan. People are thinking that Dinkas are the common denominator in South Sudan, which is totally false, a bull shit, crap and WRONG!!!!!!

This very dinka John Garang de mabior who was buried in our Equatoria soil at ” The Sihrich ” here in Juba was a student of the visionary pioneer politician AGGREY JADEN. Aggrey Jaden was a real solid and very intellectual warrior with wisdom and merits second to none. He studied John Garang very well, subsequently sent him first to East Africa, then recommended him for his political sciences in the present USA. Check out the books people, these are Facts!!!!

By then the so called JCE members were still too young running naked in their cattle camps, “muras”., knowing nothing about the real political cookings against the Arabs.

Now, many of these FUCKING so called Dinkas primitives can’t even switch their brains and recall history.

The Dinkas and future power greeds now are aiming to take advantage of the Equatorians. They must be frankly warned, that the limits are closing to their ends and that as they foolishly, narrowly minded rashing forward against all odds and pasts, they will be paying a heavy price if they don’t watch their footsteps, so as to minimise the consequences of their own demise. This time around there will never be sanctuaries.

South Sudan has now reached it’s critical point, and the immediate challenges are now demanding our VISIONARY and BRAIN powers. We must give way to our smartest and brightest.

If any individual of our 63 tribes has the brightest intelligence to rescue South Sudan as of the transitional period (skeleton national foundations) as well as come next elections, hey what else does South Sudan needs? Our South Sudan deserves better!!!!!.

Iual deng January 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

You seem like you been living around Dinka and you study them very well therefore you want to disclose their malicious behaviour to your country men from non Dinka tribes. I really appreciate your good understand to Dinka and aspirations to rule south sudan forever.

DINGIT NA TUGGÖ January 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Exactly WedJube and Gat.dawitch plus the writer of this article,

all you have said is the fact. This is the time of taking what the jenge is doing to the other 63 non dinka tribes very serously. No more going back. we must make sure this time that no any vote goes to any jenge. Earlier is the better than waiting for another tomorrow. Now the jenge go around with their big mouths preaching day and night that they are the only ones who liberated this country. Indeed they do not look back to the history of the libaration of this country. They forgot those of AGRY JADEN, SAMUEL GAI TUT, SAMUEL ABU JOHN, JOSEPH ODUHO and many others, JAMES ELIABA SURUR and many, many non dinka galant fighters.

These jenge are still joking but they soon will understand, let us not give up preaching the fact that we too are part of rgw liberation this country from the arabs and are determine to liberate it from them the jenge. How on earth, just a one tribe out of 64 tribes decided to form its own council to be an advising team to the president of the whole country? Are the jenge the only wise people in the whole of the country? On top, they continue killing from the other tribes day and night, they continue to arrest us day and night. Where is the safety?

Gat.darwich January 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm


You got very correct indeed! Jenges are absolutely nothing, but the fact that the 63 tribes licensed them to be their killers-slave-masters, make average non-Jenges individuals falsely believe that the Jenges are something bigger than they actually are, slaves-hearten, greedy, and traitorous subhumans period

DINGIT NA TUGGÖ January 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

lual deng,

how can dinka rule this country forever if they are able to rule their own cows? the jenge days are counted. Follow what is happening here in Juba right now. It will give an idea to sense the poor jenge future. You are done, the smell of your tribal politics. Wait and see the next election, you will be the only one to vote for kiir. believe me my enemy lual


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