March 01, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Lt. Gen. James Gai Yoach is self-styled militia commander, illiterate and materialist of the highest degree, says Samuel Dong Luak, deputy chairman for justice and human rights affairs national committee in SPLM/SPLA in Opposition. Dong Luak was reacting to Yoach’s egocentric comment on SSTV tlast week hat SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar’s objective is to finish Nuer and will kill the Nuer if he comes to Juba, a comment that didn’t go down well with all sections of Nuer, they start breathing fire on him..
Dong Luak, a lawyer by training, says James Gai Yoach carries a dark history of the liberation, he was killing South Sudanese in Khartoum in different execution styles at the time when South Sudanese united against Khartoum for sovereign South Sudan.
“He was commissioned with the rank of Brigadier by SAF in 2004, more notorious and murderous. He established a kangaroo court at his residence in Omdurman. He was arresting, torturing South Sudanese to death in Khartoum. He used to lock people in a windowless containers. Most of these people used to die of suffocation from carbon monoxide which the militia commander did not know because he was bent on wealth creation. He was doing that for money. He even killed a Sudanese police Colonel and cowardly ran to GOSH, a sub branch office of the Sudan Military intelligence responsible for all the militias hostile to the SPLM/A. Who is he today to say Dr Riek Machar is a killer?” charges Dong.
Gen. Gai Yoach left SPLM-IO and joined the Government of South Sudan in June 2015 under the banner of South Sudan Defense Forces, SSDF. A youth group and intellectuals from Rubkotna county of South Sudan’s Unity state denounced his defection to the Government, calling him a General without army.
“He defected to the government alone with his wife just like other defectors. He was integrated, absorbed and commissioned to the rank of Lt General by President Kiir. He was lying that he was a supplier of weapons to all the commanders in Khartoum, unbelievable! How did he communicate with the Arabs to secure arms when he doesn’t know Arabic?” Dong quips.
“Many people whose relatives were killed by Gach Yoach will open a case against him one day. He is just tarnishing the image of Dr Riek Machar. The government should now start to tie down their dogs because Dr. Riek Machar is a FVP of the Republic of South Sudan. Militia Gach Yoach and the like-minded should be disciplined by those responsible for them. What is mind-boggling is that he is said to be Deputy Director of information, meaning he is deputizing a Brigadier. SPLA system reversed. Lt Gen assigned as Deputy Director to the Brigadier, which explains that he is indeed a valueless Militia General. Most of the South Sudanese who died in the containers in Omdurman block 17 were slain by Gach Yoach,” Dong asserts.
The following are Nuer reactions in social media in reference to Lt. Gen Gai Yoach’s naïve and self-seeking statement he made on SSTV.
Hon. Paul Gatwech says, “The argument that Nuer will be killed if Dr. Riek Machar is back in Juba is a fallacy. In fact it is the opposite. Nuer will walk out of PoC camps when Dr. Riek is back in Juba. They didn’t walk free when the likes of Gach Yoach came to Juba. Dr. Riek is in fact a savior to the Nuer and people of South Sudan.”
Chol James Duer warns, “SSTV will one day pay the price for hate. Programs presented to nation on daily basis are bias and full of hate. Kill to eat will come to an end soon since we become the Juba government, inshallah.”
Deng Riek Khoryoam weights in, “The guy is not worthy of mention because he is of no substance. It’s a way of earning a living by peddling falsehoods and heaping insults on Dr. Riek in order to be considered for a position or given money. Little do these people know that the chicken has come home to roost. They will pay the price later. He is a shameless idiot who cannot differentiate between an apple and orange! They are a living dead, so to speak.”
Elijah Deng Simon observes, “These people are not valued, they are just being used to build the tribal kingdom of Mayardit and Jieng elders. Dr. Riek is the richest resources to this group, they will always get their bread as long as Dr. Riek continues to resist for reforms!”
Deng Lony Nyien Dar takes him on, “Those of Gai Yoach could not survive without dampening as his daily income based on hate speech to appease Mayardit cage, it was not surprise to me since the time he made an appalling by confiscating the properties of Dr. Machar in 2012 in Khartoum after Hejlig war between South Sudanese army and Sudan, then he came to the house with two big trucks loaded everything in the house and small girls who were study at home got raped and assaulted in front of him by his forces, he went away too with four cars so his heart is beating for revenge when things returned to the normal forgotten that Dr. Machar isn’t materialist like him who can’t revenge due to resources.”
Michael Gatwech Joak, Gach Yoach reacts, “He was fighting Salva because of Juba Nuer Massacre but now he joins Salva and said Dr. Machar wants to kill more Nuer. Gach was either drunk or running low on his humanity. Your people should not be under UN protection while you are singing the tune of the man who slaughtered their families. Shame on you.”
Gatluak Chuol adds his voice, “If Riek killed the Nuer and wants to kill them as Lt. Gen. Gai Yoach alleged, what did he do to protect the Nuer, and why did he return to Salva Kiir who massacred, rapped, castrated and cannibalized the Nuer? To him, food first, then Nuer last. Gai Yoach must stop speaking the language of booty-lickers, Lt. Gen deputizing Brigadier in SPLA Information desk that alone tells all about him….very greedy.”