By Ter Manyang Gatwech,Kampala,Uganda

Late Michael Manyang Gatwech
Late LR.Col Michael Manyang Gatwech(Photo: Ter Manyang)

10th November, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — Its now three years since you left this earthly life to be with Lord. Dad, we love you deeply but we could not make you stay on this earth. We miss your presence a lot. Your kind heart and hard working hands were laid to rest by the Lord, but we know that God only takes the best persons like you dear father Michael Manyang Gatwech Gatchang.

Dad, you are still remembered by your son Ter Manyang Gatwech and your guidance, confort care, and we cannot still believe that you have gone forever.  Gawaar Community and people of South Sudan are proud of you and thanks be to the good Lord giving us a great man like you dear father.

Deeply missed by your children namely; Gawar Michael Manyang, Mary Nyachol Michael Manyang,Gatwech Michael Manyang,Nyawal Manynag ,Nyajuma Michael Manyang and your first bore son Ter Manyang Gatwech and therefore, your wives namely; Nyajany Ruot Chany, Martha Michael,Elizabeth Nyabol, Nyakonag Chuol and yours three wives.

Bible Romans: Chapter 14: 8 for whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord we live therefore, or die, we are the Lords’.


Michael Manyang Gatwech Gatchang, was born on 1st January, 1966 in Bajak West of Ayod county, under Wau in Ayod county.
Nationality:                                South Sudan
Status:                                        Married with seven wives, ten boys and seven girls
Religion:                                    Catholic Church
Tribe:                                          Naath(Nuer)

Education background:
He went to Lake No Primary in Khartoum, North Sudan from 1998 to 1999. He was very bright person when he still alive. Michael Manyang Gatwech, is a man of people in the Greater Upper Nile and South Sudan at large.
He became a business man from 2000 to 2005 in Khartoum, North Sudan.

Date of joining SPLA was on 1st January, in 1986 and the training centre was Bongo, division of Zalzal one Battation Mor-Mor and graduated in Commando one 1987 directed to Pibor. In 1988 Michael Manyang Gatwech, move together with Director General, Thomas Duoth Guet in Ayod County. Now General Duoth Guet does not say hello to my sisters and brothers. Dear father if you may look your brother, Thomas Duoth Guet forget your children at all.


Kapoeta in 1987 up to 1988. Ayod 1988 up to 1989 his promotion to 2nd Lt.  In Nasser up to 1992. He was wounded in unity state in 1992 and he also go to Ayod in 1995 up to 2005 and his recognition to LT Col, rank is 1st July, 2007.


Late Manyang Gatwech(Photo: Ter)
Late Manyang Gatwech(Photo: Ter)

He was deployed in Dvision two (2) in Mangala from 2007 to 2008. He was also deployed in Division 8 in Akobo from 2008-2009 and again to Pangak. In 2010 from there to Pigi to 2011 and back to Pangak up to his death on 7th March, 2011. We shall remember his because he was the only first person in South Sudan to deploy in Upper in 2006 during the militant disarmament and General Peter Puok Koang were together

Kiir’s corrupt government cut-off the salary of my father in 2011 and there, I call upon the Army who are wasting their time to fight a long with Mr.Kiir, please just turn your guns to remove him in power in one day. This is to inform you for those who will get killed in the war, no government will take care you’re your children or your family. Please joint Dr.Machar who is better than Kiir in term thinking capacity.

I have confidence in Dr.Machar when he will come as a prime, he change the entire system in South Sudan. For those who are unemployment will be considered in special ways during Dr.Machar’s time. For those who have been killed will be treated in special way and the orphans will go to free school, free hospitals,  etc.

By Ter Manyang Gatwech, a finalist student of Cavendish University, Uganda and chairperson of Gawaar Community in Kampala, Uganda. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Public Administration and Management. You can contact him through his email address;termanyanggatwech@yahoo.com

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nyadaknowthat November 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

good & bad

this world is full of sin. As every one seen it in this conflict, no one stood up for crime that have been created by premitive(salvage killer) on his own people. However, thank god all good nuer tribe men &woman had not die, it would had been a mess.

A killer could wiped off entire nuer out wouldn’t been brave generals of nuer that never fear no one but god.
it Some are as follow,gen peter gatdet, gen tanginya, gen gatwech d,gen mabor dhol, gen gathoth gatkuoth, gen kong chuol ranlek who said to the killer no to your money.

i hope what u had written will get into thier mind if they had not learned whatthe goverment done to thier relatives or families like. thank you for touching on those died while not awaring of this goverment wouldn’t give dime to any dead service men or woman.

funeraltemplatesblog May 17, 2015 at 1:02 am

So heart warming and lovely memorial services message. Obituary of Lr.Col Michael was also elegantly described.


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