Feb 18, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Family, relatives and friends of SPLM/SPLA veteran, late Lt. General Lual Diing Wol, strongly condemn Salva Kiir’s government for politicizing the burial of their son against his will.
Gen. Lual Ding Wol, who died of stroke in exile last week, will now be buried in Juba according to controversial arrangements by the current regime; however, his family members continue to fight for a proper burial in his hometown of Araith as the deceased strongly recommended while alive.
According to Lt. Gen. Dr. Dhieu Mathok Diing, the Secretary General of SPLM in Opposition, the family of the late met at Majok Diing Wol village under elderly member Executive Chief Atak Diing Wol and requested all family members to distance themselves away from what is taking place in Juba.
“The burial of Lual Diing Wol in Juba is against his will. Lual Diing indicated, in many occassions his will that he should be buried at Atokthou.” Dr. Dhieu states in his announcement posted today on social media.
According to Dr. Dhieu, during the struggle Gen. Lual told relatives and his bodyguards that in an event of his death under any circumstances his body must be taken home, and if the situation doesn’t allow he must be burnt and the ashes must be taken home for burial.
Dhieu further attests to a firsthand revelation in which the late General also informed him of “his coming home”.
“He also revealed to me personally in 2010, when he started constructing his house in Araith that “he is finally coming home”. There is no force under this sun that could go against the will of a decease and leave unchallenge. This is not politics.” Dr. Dhieu said.
The relatives and friends blame Salva Kiir’s loyalists who commands the army for conspiring against the dead.
“Paul Malong Awan conspired with Malong Asha to bury “Lanbar” in Juba, which is totally against his will. It’s unfortunate that the issue was brought to attention of H.E President Salva Kiir to stop this social crime, however, as usual he supported Paul Malong on his conspiracy.” reads parts of Dr. Dhieu statement.