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Opinion: South Sudan Has Its Own Jesus Christ, Riek Machar Teny, Live and Kicking In 21st Century,

By Ter Manyang Gatwech,

Khartoum, Sudan

South Sudan's First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, smiles after the leaders reached a deal on the issue of 28 states(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)
South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, smiles after the leaders reached a deal on the issue of 28 states(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

20th August, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —-The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has proven enough that he is a son of God. In other words, Riek Machar Teny is the one and only younger brother to Jesus Christ if not Jesus himself in a black skin. For a nation so devastated by a civil war and never witnessed peace since it creation, Riek Machar is the best gift that God has never given to any nation on this planet earth but like Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Riek Machar Teny of South Sudan was not welcomed by his own people. He has to suffer physically and spiritually in the cause of liberation but his father, who knows his mission and has always protected him, continue to give him another day to live until he accomplishes the mission.

After years of training in London, United Kingdom, Riek Machar packed his hard-earned PhD, leaving lucrative jobs and family behind in London and decided to return to frontline to liberate his people from the jaw of evil. This was a God sent decision for Riek Machar to return all the way from London, not like those of Salva Kiir who had no choice other than fighting or waiting to die like slaves. Many South Sudanese did not return from Diaspora even after the independent of South Sudan, therefore Dr. Riek Machar and Dr. Garang had a mission for this country but God decided to take an extra mile in protecting and guiding Dr. Riek Machar from all his enemies and continue to make him a guiding star for the country.

In 1991, Dr. Riek Machar changed the course of liberation from fighting for a UNITED Sudan to fighting for South Sudan independent. This was a God message written as “Riek you must Go and turn your people on the right path to claim their rights and dignity as people of African origin”. God did not see any reason to send a white people or an arab for this mission, he had to send a son of the land to lead his people in the right path but the evil laid many bricks on his path and she continue to do so but God is protecting his son.

On July 14th, 2011 the prophesy was fulfilled and Dr. Riek Machar Teny raised the flag of South Sudan, as God wanted him to do, at the United Nations head quarters in New York. His enemies and enemies of peace were blindfolded by God and they did not see that Riek was carrying out a prophesy that has been written in the holly book. If they knew, they would have prevented Riek and instead send Salva Kiir or Nhial Deng Nhial to go and raise the flag in New York but the word of God had to be fulfilled as written in the scripture.

On this day, South Sudan was declared and recognized as 193rd member of the United Nations in the world. Speaking on behalf of South Sudan, Vice President Dr.Riek Machar said he was “honoured and humbled” to stand before Member States to convey the gratitude of his Government and people to the Assembly for admitting the new nation to membership in the UN.

He paid tribute to all those who participated in the long struggle for South Sudan’s liberation. “That struggle cost our people millions of lives and untold suffering. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.”

In his speech, Dr. Riek Machar thanks all actors and promised to lead reconciliation for his people to begin building their lives and the country. What Dr. Machar saw at the time is what many people of South Sudan cannot see in 30 years to come. Through God, Dr. Machar knew that South Sudan will have a conflict but the devil continued to use his tools (Salva Kiir and the JCE) to plan destruction and suffering.

It is true that none believers would ask then why did God allow satan to plan war and used some people to instigate a civil war in South Sudan but from history God allowed Israelite to suffer in the wilderness because once people suffered they learn their mistakes and turn to God for protection and guidance. This is what South Sudan is going through but once again, Riek, through the help of God, will also fix the current problem and the people of South Sudan shall live in a lasting peace and harmony.


As Mr. Machar pledged in New York that year(in 2011) that his country will work to foster peace in its region, while building a strong and viable nation at home, this is exactly what will follow after this civil war and the region has not lost hope in Dr. Riek, they just don’t know how to get ride of Salva Kiir without involving the civil populations. This is why Juba has been accusing the United Nations and many countries of trying to help Riek to change the regime in Juba.

Dr. Machar left Capital on 10th July, 2016 and he appears on 17th August, 2016 at the Democratic Republic of Congo according to UN report. Dr. Machar stayed in the bushes for 40 days. JESUS CHRIST stayed for forty days and forty nights in wilderness ~ Matthew 4:2.11. Then Jesus led into the wilderness by the Spirit. He was tempted by the devil. When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward but he did not fall into temptations. This is what Juba is currently doing. After driving Riek into wilderness and try to kill him, now they are asking him to stop liberating the people and they will protect his life. If Riek say yes today, they will buy him a palace in any country of his choice and they will give him anything he wants including protecting him from anyone who may try to go after him. But like Jesus told satatn, ‘‘It is written, man, shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of Mouth of God.” If all Riek wanted was money and wealth, he would have chosen to be a yes-man Vice President and he would have lived under dictator Salva Kiir until Kiir dies. He refused wealth but chose to carry on the mission of God and God continue to protect him.

Today, the satanic government like that of Herod continue to search for Riek Machar. This Oligarchy Government is looking for Dr. Machar everywhere in the region, all they want is to kill him, but the well trained God-protected SPLA-IO could not permits that to happened to their boss{Dr. Machar}.

Why people of South Sudan do not understands Dr. Riek Machar Teny? Dr. Machar one day, one time will become the next President of South Sudan whether they like or not due to his ‘’unique behaviours ‘’ in South Sudan and Africa at large. He fought for self-determination in the Sudan then latter people realized Dr. Machar’s idea is the right for South Sudan.  Many leaders are competent, but few qualify as remarkable.

Take my ideas as a Public Administrator/Independent thinker

  1. Leadership: A Definition. According to the idea of transformational leadership, an effective leader is a person who does the following: Creates an inspiring vision of the future. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision. Dr. Machar your personal traits qualified you to be a leader in South Sudan but, low action, ignorance and your wife will not make you to become a leader in South Sudan.
  1. Decisiveness 

All leaders must make tough decisions.  It goes with the job. They understand that in certain situations, difficult and timely decisions must be made in the best interests of the entire organization, decisions that require a firmness, authority, and finality that will not please everyone. Extraordinary leaders don’t hesitate in such situations. They also know when not to act unilaterally but instead foster collaborative decision making. Your SPLM-IO needs so such decisions now due to horrible situation we are now.

  1. Optimism The very best leaders are a source of positive energy. They communicate easily. They are intrinsically helpful and genuinely concerned for other people’s welfare. They always seem to have a solution, and always know what to say to inspire and reassure. They avoid personal criticism and pessimistic thinking, and look for ways to gain consensus and get people to work together efficiently and effectively as well as their supporters / subordinates. Dr. Machar where are you in this situation?
  2. Awareness

There is a difference between management and seniors, bosses and workers. Leaders understand the nature of this difference and accept it; it informs their image, their actions, and their communication. They conduct themselves in a way that sets them apart from their subordinates–not in a manner that suggests they are better than others, but in a way that permits them to retain an objective perspective on everything that’s going on in their organization. Dr. Machar you need to introduce very policy for SPLM-IO in order for the movement to won this war.

There are Three Challenges from Dr. Riek Machar Teny

  1. Low Action

Action is the process of doing things especially when dealing with the problem or difficult things. If Dr. Machar could listen to his senior members both Liberation Council and Political Bureau about the physical evidence of Gen. Taban Deng Gai during the longed Peace Agreement negotiation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2014. Taban could be removed during Pagak Conference in 2014 at Pagak Headquarters of SPLM-IO/A. In leadership there is need for quick action always if you want to succeed in anything in your life. That’s why most politicians in South Sudan are not good with Dr. Machar due to his low action on things that matter to the public. Dr. Machar must project Taban’s augur from 2014-2015.

  1. Ignorance

It is lack of knowledge, understanding or information about thing. When you gave Dr. Machar piece of information and he will absolutely say, you are lying {lies]. This is what disappoints so many people of die-heart supporters of Dr. Machar {SPLM-IO].I, personal I met him on 30th July, 2013 and I told him SALVA KIIR will sacked you from SPLM as a party and the first answered he said you are lying, Ter Manyang. I told him do not ignore my observation. If Dr. Machar was quick in action then the 200,000 Civilians of Nuer will not be killed by President Salva Kiir’s authoritarianism in 2013 December, 15th,16th ,17th, 18th and 19th of December 2013 in Juba, South Sudan. Re-think your strategies as a PhD holder and you must have what we called ‘’exit strategy’’ in order to be a leader of South Sudan in future.

  1. Machar’s wife

In Genesis 2:18.19. God said, ‘’it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to{c} him’’. According to insiders say the Machar’s wife making everything on behalf of Movement. ‘’Real man’’ should not allowed a woman to interfere in the national issues ‘’real men’’ discussed things that matter to the public. If you want Dr. Machar SPLM-IO to won this war, you must talk to your wife in language she can understand. I always tell the truths and I am very radical person in my life. Dr. Machar let, your {SPLM-IO} not be like Kiir’s bacchanalian {SPLM-IG}. Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything. Anita Brookner.

Ter Manyang Gatwech is a Public Administrator by Profession and Commentator. Wrote a lot of issues about Human Rights, Rule of Law, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Equality and Democratization in Africa Continent. Reachable at: gatwechmanyang@gmail.com

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Beek August 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

A joke,nobody want to kill a confused guy. He is like the Far Right of Western Europe.

Albino Kosti August 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm

the Metaphor of Dr. Martin Luther King that liberated black people in America from slavery.

abandior August 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

he will not die,will continue to live because God is using him to punish south sudan.

abandior August 23, 2016 at 3:29 am

he has Dinka blood and Nuer culture,wrong combination.Junubin wake up and stop killing yourselves.Nuer community discovered why is Awiel community are dominating south sudan national army and not other dinka communities.

abandior August 23, 2016 at 3:36 am

and Lou Nuer dominating spla-io.something fishy culminated in the political agenda of the two principles.why not warap and Bentiu

WARFIVE August 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The more Lou Nuer we have in IO the more successful fight will be accomplished just simple is that.

Safiya August 30, 2016 at 10:29 am

This is the most ridiculous article I’ve ever read in my life! How you can call a sin-filled murderer Jesus Christ is ridiculous. Jesus was born of a virgin. Riek came into this world no different than you or me. You need to read your Bible.


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