South Sudan ‘Gajaak’ Nuer Community’s Position 0n The Current Crisis in South Sudan

By Mekonen Tefere,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Members of Gajaak Community meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 30, 2016(Photo: Mekonen Tefere Addis Ababa)

Members of Gajaak Community meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 30, 2016(Photo: Mekonen Tefere
Addis Ababa)

August 30, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– In a crowd and highly attended meeting, the Gajaak Nuer Community in Ethiopia gathered in Addis Ababa to denounce some of their sons who hailed from the community and defected from SPLM-IO under Machar and went away with Stephen Taban Deng (STD) – the installed South Sudan First Vice President by the genocidal regime under the leadership of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. Among the Gajaak’s sons; Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth & Bor Gatwech joined Taban Deng Gai and became part of the government in Juba under the leadership of President Salva Kiir right after July incident that forced the peace agreement to collapse between the rivals. The overwhelmed meeting was attended by all Nuer community sub-sections, Church leaders, and representatives from SPLM-IO in Addis Ababa.

In an opening ceremony with a ceremonial cake cutting, candle lighting and with ushering of South Sudan national anthem, the Gajaak Community leader in Ethiopia – Mr. Kunen Nyak Bol stressed that the decision by Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Bor Gatwech and others do not literally represent the view of Gajaak Community but are acting on their own capacity as position seekers which is directly related to self-interests and opportunities. Mr. Nyak Bol added that he had very long conversation with Gajaak Community all over the world through phone conferences last week. He cited that the event of today denotes the final resolution of rejection of few opportunists who joined Kiir’s government that failed to bring peace to our young nation.

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“On behalf of Gajaak Community and on my own behalf, I would honestly like to declare our position that we’re still in full support of Dr. Riek Machar Teny. We, as a community strongly condemned the opportunists who are trying their best … day and night to fool the world that Gajaak, the largest Nuer section in Ethiopia with sizeable number at South Sudan are with Stephen Taban Deng (STD), this is nightmare and unfounded truth. We’re not with him and we will never be with him at all!!”

Moreover, the Chairlady of Gajaak Community in Addis Ababa – Mrs. Nyakong Kuon urged the entire Nuer Community to stand firm with Machar and to disregard the rumors from anti-peace elements. One of the participants who declined to mention her name on stage said that Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth is an opportunist and political prostitute. Pastor Abraham Tuach Kier, Jacob Nhial Wal, James Ret Lew, Row Duol Tuong and SPLM Chapter Chairman in Ethiopia – Mr. Koat Gatkuoth, were among the attendees. A permanent internet warrior, Elbouw Chuol and Khor Deng Jang aka Khor DJ were seen in the meeting according to media observers. The media observers added that more than six hundred people attended the meeting.

In conclusive remarks SPLM-IO Representative to Ethiopia – Ambassador. Goi Jooyul Yol added that the movement under Dr. Machar is committed to work for peace although Juba is derailing the peace implementation process. He added that Dr. Mahcar is well and healthy as of now. “I want to pass the greetings from our leader – Dr. Riek Machar Teny. He is well with his family and all our brave officers accompanying him.”

8 comments

  • Lual Agor

    imagine two nations. Each with its own football teams. they have been battling for a long time over the trophy. Lets call the countries alpha and bravo. The captain of the Alpha team wants the trophy without a match. The people do not want this so unknown gunmen are sent out in the night to kill anyone daring to say something.The captain on the Alpha team spends a lot of money to hire propaganda people, one is Weston wahjoi in Kenya, a failed Kenyan politician now earning money making inane comments and drumming up the prowess of the Alpha team. Everyone knows that the Alpha team hasn’t won anything since 2005, but they got a bit of an upswing in 2011. But the captain didn’t learn or understand very much. There were young and very well trained players, but the captain insisted on putting people on the team that “adored” him. Uncles, husbands who had married his daughters, friends from the past. No skill whatsoever required. All the time incompetent peopke were added to the team, from 15 to 25 to 35. But the number of players didn’t matter because they all lacked skills and even worse, the drive to learn. But the captain . was very happy because the team members knew that if they expressed admiration for the captain and his silly opluent western offices and insignia, they would get free access to the cash vault which was filled with money. They could take as much as they liked or could carry.

    One day some people thought that they could play a better game, so they formed the bravo team. Their captain had studied in England and had a PhD. The old and tired captain for the Alpha team didn’t know what to do at all. He thought that perhaps the answer to the problem could be found in .a whiskey bottle. so he started to try all the whiskey bottles he could get his hands on. The players on his team didn’t’ . t care,because the whiskey drinking prevented the captain from seeing or understanding what was going on.

    One day the Bravo team came to town after lengthy negotiations in a place called Addis. Captains for other nation teams in the region as well as the United Nations of football nations had decided on a new scheme allowing both teams to be in the same city. Some evil hardliners from the alpha team didnt like that at all, so they put up roadblocks and harassed bravo people. it even went so far that a star player named George got killed.

    The alpha and bravo team captains . met in the alpha team captains head quarters. The bravo team captain first thought he had arrived in a luxury brothel, but soon understood that the alpha team captain liked even had a fetish for huge sofas and emblems of his team. The captain loved western clothes (except bow ties which he couldn’t anyway) and walked around wearing a silly hat all day long. Many people believed that the hat had caused permanent overheating and damage to the remnants of his by now whiskey damaged brain. Some people speculated that the hat contained a built in . whiskey bottle.

    Well the alpha team captain thought that he could prevent a future match and get the football trophy by killing the bravo captain. he ordered some forces to do a shoot out, but it misfired for various reasons leaving hundreds dead.

    In his anger and supported by the team members who worried about loising access to the cash vault, he sent attack helicopters and tanks to destroy the bravo team and their captain.

    so severe were the attacks that the bravo team captain and some of his loyal players left for the bush. The alpha team captain was furious so in his rage he ordered his unknown gunmen to eliminate peopke fro. the bravo team, taking the opportunity to loot 4500 tons of food destined for alpha and bravo charlie and other teams all over the country.

    Many of his foot soldiers had problems with their sex drive so it was permitted for the soldiers to performsexu as l intercourse with just about anything that moved. a special like for bravo team women and end even some overseas multi team supporters got first hand experience of the sex crazed soldiers.

    Meanwhile the bravo captain fled for his life. some bravo players stayed behind however one of them, a former gener as l (now degraded to corral and officially kicked out from the bravo team) just happened to be with the chief of disinformation for the alpha team just as the initial attacks happened. . throughly a miracle. It turned out that a handful of bravo players secretly had supported the alpha team for a long time. now they saw their chance to join the alpha team to the delight of the alpha team captain .he immediately gave them money and incorporated them into his team.

    Now the silly situation occurred, the confused corporal taban thought that he still was a member of his old football team. And as so did the alpha teams well payed . propaganda team. They thought that the more they babbled, it would somehow make the corpral take leadership of the proud bravo team. The supporters however wanted their old captain tostay on. they had not suddenly forgotten the failings and broken promises of the alcohol dependant hat carrying alpha team captain.

    meanwhile the bravo team captain and his team fled, hunted by the army using tanks and helicopters. the propaganda man in the USA happily described the bravo captain as having lost all sorts of body parts, eyes, feet etc. and that further amputation were imminent. Some people noted that the USA propaganda man writes even though he himself appear to have his head amputated.

    Now, the Bravo team is intact. accepting that some players left the team for ever. they find it silly and very childish to hear the corpral try to bolster his insignificant contributions by claiming to represent the football team he skipped at a blink of an eye when he sniffed money (or was if the captains as alcohol).

    the bravo team is regrouping, emerging stronger and more United than ever, especially as the players who were in it for the money but not shared the spirit of freedom justice for all, now had been dumped to join the loosers on the alpha team.

    and funny enough, despite the alpha team believing that they could just take the football trophy, they will very soon have to enter a match they cannot win. Not because of lack of weapons, but because of superior motivation and moral by the bravo team.

    the bravo team welcoming alpha supporters from . all over the country to help the fight against evil corruption and instutionalized incompetence.

    let the match begin

  • First of all, the Gatjaak community are not Southern Sudanese according to them when the kids hostage by Murle arms and they repeated that, the children are Ethiopian citizens now they are talking about South Sudan’s Affairs. Why confused yourselves please chose one Side.

  • Mawein Magol is back with his lie.

    You are welcome Eastern Nuer community

  • GatNor

    Mawien Magol,

    Engaging you for a mature discussion in regards to your comment on the Gajaak would rather legitimized the alarmingly dangerous and utter ignorance you seem to possess. Sorry Budd, your do not deserve such attention.

  • Iam very proud for my community we never serunder we are fighting for the freedom all tribe in South Sudan lets defeat ilegitemate Kirr and his wife Taban Deng Gai we are all happy when we heard that our visionary leader Dr Riek MacharTeny he got his medical treatment in Khartoum lets give thank to God the almighty viva viva SPLM /A_IO

  • Hoiloom

    Mawien Mangom,

    Gajaak have two counties in Upper Nile for your ignorant information (Longechuk and Maiwut).
    I don’t know where you got your information that all Gajaak communities are Ethiopians.

    Hoiloom

  • John

    You are very many in hiding places Gaajaak community and you think the victory will come alone or brought to you by other people. You only turned to insult you sons why don’t you come and fight. You failed to capture paloich oil field which was given you.

    • GatNor

      Gajaaks hosted all the liberation moments including the current they contribute many brave soldiers and what have SPLM/A give them in return? Nothing. What have Machar done for Maiwut and Longchok? Zero. Gajaak are not going to take Paluoc with their bare hands..they need to be well armed and furnish with logistics and a leader that will not tell them to withdraw from Paluoc onec captured. I don’t think you understand the double jeopardy Gajaak are in. No need spelling it out for you because I am sure you understand that Gajaak might have hosted our South Sudan liberations yet have inherited haters from SPLM/A’s tribal maniacs. You might have heard that Dr.Machar was sticking his nose between Gajaak of cieng-caany and cieng-waw over some land/territorial claims just recently. which is frankly overreaching his power of authority.