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Accused SPLA-IO General Responses To Speculations of His Defection!

SPLM/SPLA delegation in Nairobi Kenya receives Brig. Gen. Gatwech Puoch after defecting Salva Kiir government(Photo: Nyamilepedia)
SPLM/SPLA delegation in Nairobi Kenya receives Brig. Gen. Gatwech Puoch after defecting Salva Kiir government(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

July 26, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The recently defected SPLA General, Brig. Gen. Gatwech Puoch Maar, responses to allegations of his defection from SPLA/SPLM under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the chairman and commander-in-chief of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition.

Brigadier Gatwech joined rebellion in April this year and called for popular uprising to overthrow the government of Salva Kiir for massacres of civilians and for failures to restore stability in the country.

The General arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 24th, after he was accused of coordinating bribes between the two warring factions of SPLA in attempt to create division in the rebel movement.

“The enemy of peace and disunity of our people level a false allegation that I have a link between the regime in Juba under the bad omen of the regime President Salva Kiir Mayardit and that I have received sum amount of money from Gen. Malong Awan which is not true” Brig. Gen. Gatwech said.

The General bitterly dismissed the accusations as “propaganda and wishful thinking” and warns suspects of such speculations to be very careful.

“I’m warning those who are spoiling my name within the movement to be very careful. Those allegations are wishful thinking meant to divide us” he said.

Gen. Gatwech further explain that he voluntarily joined the people movement fully aware that the regime in Juba has committed genocides, which are against the principles that he and many others fought for in the past liberation.

“When I came out from SPLA [IG] it was on my own willing to joint the people movement not as a spoiler to the Nuer. I left the genocidal regime fully convinced that it is no longer what I fought for during the liberation struggle” he continued.

Commitment to Fight for Democratic Reforms, Federalism, Justice and Accountability.

The Brigadier General assures SPLM/SPLA leadership, supporters and sympathizers that he remains fully committed to fight for change in the country.

The Brig. General assures his community to expect his full commitment in the fight and struggle to free the people from Salva Kiir regime and impose accountability, compensation and justice on the perpetrators of Juba massacres.

“I want to assure my people that I am fully committed to the fight and struggle to free our people from genocidal regime of Salva Kiir.” Brigadier Gatwech said.

“Am equally committed to the fight for democratic reforms, federalism, justice and accountability for the innocent Nuer and the South Sudanese in general killed in Juba and else where, and the recent killings, castrations, rapping and burning alive of women and children in Unity State by the regime.” he said.

Gatwech calls on the SPLM/SPLA leaders and supporters to remain vigilant to strategies that are being deployed by the regime to frustrate the opposition.

“I am calling upon my people in the SPLM/SPLA inside and outside the country that we should be careful not to allow our enemies in Juba to divide us. The people movement shall remain united and strong” Gatwech concludes.

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Mawien Magol July 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm

The Br, general Gatwech Puoch is hiding the mission which he had chosen for himself to do so that, he will be promoting to major general. Anyway, all those rebels generals and many more others militias who fought against government are soon coming back to re-units once again.

In fact that, there will be so many conflicts within Nuers itself and even the Dinkas as well as the few Equatorian who joins the former vice president rebellion because the policy which the rebel leader is trying to achieved will bring division and hateful on each other. If truly giving 53% to rebels side in Upper regions then, the none of Nuers ethnics in Upper Nile States are going to opposed it on the other hand, the members of Nuers who were left working in the government are going to rejects that deal because they do not wanted to lose their positions just because of the former vice president conflict issued for example, the Speaker of the South Sudan’s House is from Nuer ethnic but if the first vice president returned back to Dr. Riek Machar Teny probably the current Speaker and his people in the community will fought against Riek Machar this is why the government do not want such a deal to happen because it will divide the nation in to groups of pieces and militias societies rather than one nation and one people.
Finally, the rebels leader is going to have much more problems to resolving within his own militias leaders than the current president. You got people of Leer communities questioning their Son Dr. Riek Machar why always having trouble conflict which put them in the bad image within Unity State meanwhile, the Eastern Nuers want their Son to get lead than Leer Son these mentions are true on the ground and I am not sure if Peter Gatdet Yaka and many more generals will come back with their leader let us wait to see maybe the former vice president will turned against his own generals very soon and ask president to fights them.

chuolkhan July 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

There are some people like starling bird who destroyed our crops think of that some one with in accelerated the problem that is why some happened like that in Spla-iom. See that money is not cure the hatred , it is like proverb saying that frog could not run at mid-day with out green snake which run after it. But God will bless Nuer who really fight for their right i know from those Generals who are influenced by other to defect from Dr.Riek because of changing them from their position to me they will not go anywhere is a matter of time for them to reappointed again to other position mind u that Reshuffling is common things to any government all over the world. Let me tell you guys don not dance or luluate nothing will divided Nuer and no generals amongst those people whom you think will go back to kiir no one ,no one


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