By Santino Alfred.
Oct 30, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- Colonial Africano Mande hails from Maridi County, Western Equatoria State, his late mother (R.I.P) is a Kakwa from Yei County, Central Equatoria State. Is married to Joyce Tindilo. Africano Mande isn’t a regular or career trained SPLA soldier, he got the opportunity to wear army uniform when he become a part time instructor of adult education training of SPLA officers in Yei before the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya between the SPLM and the Government of Sudan.
Col. Africano Mande is playing a very dangerous role in the politics of South Sudan, being the closes allies of all the SPLA Chiefs of Staffs, starting with Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak, Gen. James Hoth Mai and Gen. Paul Malong respectively has made him the most trusted person with all the SPLA secrets, if any, our government should be allowed to keep.
The intelligence in Khartoum managed to recruit him as a result, he was disclosing all secrets to do with SPLA specially in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain, this came in so many reports published by the National Security in Khartoum praising and applauding the reports wrote by Col. Mande. All the reports were being send by courier from Juba to Kampala and collected by the wife Joyce Tindilo who works with South Sudan Embassy in Uganda from Aroua Park bus station in Kampala who in turn hand them over to Sudan Embassy officials.
At one point a computer of the SPLA GHQs with all the data and information was ceased at Nimule boarder by SPLA intelligence, but Col. Mande under the protection of the then Chief of Staff Gen. James Hoth Mai couldn’t be investigated, there was several reports about Col. Mande to be transfered from the office of the Chief of Staff, but all attempts were in vein. Col. Mande is now given another deadly mission by Gen. Paul Malong the SPLA Chief of Staff.in return is promised to be the next caretaker governor of the newly created new state of President Salva Kiir.
Last month Col. Philip Aguer the spoke person of the SPLA announced that the Innocents youths from Miridi County who were arrest by the SPLA and alleged to be part of Col. Mande bailed out the alleged arrow boys and Paul Malong handed over the youths to. Col. Mande. He Col. Mande assured Paul Malong that these boys would never join the rebellion. Now Co. Mande is in Maridi area in an attempt to infiltrate the ranks of the rebels to eliminate the officers who are fighting the dictatorial regime in Juba.
The same way Gen. Elias Jada and Moulana Peter Abdurrahman Sule (R.I.P) were killed in cold blood. Col. Africano Mande represents the worst traits of our generation: self-entitlement, moral equivocation and no sense of loyalty to one’s people and Country. Unbelievable. Col. Mande breaks his oath, deceives his colleagues, “The situation determined that this needed to be told to the public, so that they deal with Col Mande with extra care. At this point he became a “traitor.”
Thankfully, not all us are like Col Mande, as evidenced by the young men and women who have sacrificed so much over the past 20 months paying ultimate prices in Western and Central Equatoria by serving their people and country in the struggle.
The writer can be reached: Santinalfred@gmail.com
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