Press Release

Jieng Council of Elders Call For “Strict” Measures Against Critics of Kiir’s 28 Tribal States

By Justin S. Kwaje, JUBA,

Members of Dinka Council of Elders meet with President Salva Kiir(Photo: file)
Members of Dinka Council of Elders meet with President Salva Kiir(Photo: file)

Jan 04, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- General Bona Bhang Dhol, a leading member of the Jieng Council of Elders, called on Kiir to impose strict punishments for anyone who speaks against the 28 states.

He said any speech against the tribal 28 states is a hate speech and Kiir’s security agents and police must do all possible to punish and discourage the debate.

According General Bona Bhang Dhol, such people are against any thing good happening for South Sudan and are inciting tribalism and violence by their speeches.

He went on to say “If you have been following statements from those who do not like good things to happen to the people of South Sudan, you may have, if you are not one of them, realized that there is too much negative talking about the creation of more states. Some of these statements are inciting and the authorities must put in place measure to discourage those who makes such statements,”

According to him, the debate on the fragmentation of South Sudan into 28 tribal miniature states became dangerous and lost civil discussions between the proponents and opponents of the unconstitutional miniature states and the talks have become entirely now tribal.

The general is believed to have been referring to non-Dinka politicians who pointed out land grabbing from other tribes to be occupied by Kiir’s Dinka tribe across the country.

He added, “I have observed some of the leaders are talking too much about a certain tribe. They are talking about certain individuals from certain tribe to have engineered the creation of more states. This is a dangerous trend and it must be discouraged and authorities must move in immediately,”

The self-imposed Dinka Council of Elders, who guide most of Salva Kiir’s decisions, admitted at the beginning that they proposed creation of 24 states to President Salva Kiir but denied knowledge of four extra states, an exposure that has hit them hard in the debate so far.

The elder indirect hints more harsh punishment and torture against those who oppose the imposed creation of 28 states or anyone who continue to fuel the debate.

He laments, “I don’t think the authorities are doing enough because I really would like to see them come out a lot more strongly against violence, hate speeches and against tribal speeches which are being made by some irresponsible leaders who need to be disciplined. The private and state-controlled media must display professionalism to ensure violence and hate-free debate reigns about the system of governance South Sudan need.”


Dear readers, we at SSLN call your attentions at what is truly hateful and tribal and what are truly inciting Violence. What is truly the problem in South Sudan are the TRIBAL ACTIONS AND DECREES of Salva Kiir under the bewitching of the Jieng Council of Elders like Dhol.

It is the arrogant display of force by their foot soldiers and cattlemen in Maridi, Mundri and Yambio; it is their violence against fellow Citizens in Wonduruba. It is their ethnic cleansing scheme of changing the ethnical makeups like in Chololand, Kakuwaland and the Madiland in keeping with their agendas of Dinkanizations of South Sudan.

It is the spraying of their cattle and armed keepers all over Muro, Azende and Madiland. It is the Arrest of political opponents the like of Governor Bakosoro. Ultimately it is the genocide of our Nuer people at the nations capital and the criminals behind such are still running loose and unpunished.

These are the true inciters to arms and the very things that drive ethnic divide in our nation.

In terms of Civil discourse on the 28 tribal states, it has never been tabled for dialogue as the blind JCE is stating above, it went straight from the JCE table to kiirs mouth for decree. Even after it was decreed, national and intonations players opposed it but Kiir ignore these appeals and went forward anyways. So what is there left to civilly discuss?

Now they want to take away the only thing we are left with, which is to talk and write against this evil that has befallen our nations?

Fellow, We at SSLN call for resistance of the 28 tribal miniature, unconstitutional states, designs to benefit only the Jiengs at the expenses of the rest of the 63 Ethnic groups but also a lost of ancestral territories for the rest of South Sudan in the quest of JCE to Dinkanize the entire South Sudan.

Justin S. Kwaje is a South Sudanese Journalist living in Juba and Corresponding for South Sudan Liberty in Collaboration with Nyamilepedia. He can be reached at j.kwaje@aol.com

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Lualdit January 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

It has become very clear that dinka got the ball that cannot be challenged. They create evil and latch at anyone who tried to question the motive of their evil intention. Who can blame them? When there is no unified force with forceful leader to rebuke them? Look at the way IGAD, international community are silent in their blatant violation of the peace agreement. Look at how io are cowardly reacting? The defeat of the devil is so ripened. All is needed is a courageous leader who can consolidated all the forces from equatoria , uppernile, bare ghazal and attach them simultaneously and the game of evil would be over before IGAD and them turn around. Paloch oil field should be destroyed to ashes for future survival of South Sudan. If this strategy will not be employed, then forget peace and tranquility in South Sudan.

Gat.darwich January 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Total comical and complete rubbish warning. The traitorous Jenges’ 28 states will never be implemented in the midst of the patriots, 63 tribes, in South Sudan period

Absolutely not an inch of the patriot tribes’ lands will and shall be annexed to the Jenges’ worthless land.

To hell with the Jenges Council of Evils and the highly Incompetent-power-hungry-greedy, and the treacherous, Killer NyanKiir.

Log January 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

The JCE are bunch of idiots. This shows how stupid they are. They come up with their stupid ideas not knowing what the consequence would be, then they turn around to warn the public not to talk about it. Who are they trying to fool any way. This is 21st century, social media can never be prevented by you idiots, we will continue to talk about 28 states you want to implement, till you reverse your ideas, thugs

Jim January 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

The jienges have cooked the soup, then they must now scoop it. It is either the jienges or the other 63-ethnicities. You make the choice. I already have made my mind that the jienge must go by all means.

G.Lopit January 4, 2016 at 10:52 pm

The Jieng Council of Devils have destroyed our beautiful country by seeking for Dinka interest only in exclusions of the other 64 tribes. Who is this Devils to thing he can talk and incite arrests and tortures of others and he is untouchable? They make it unsafe for everyone why not make it also unsafe for them?

Khot Malieth January 4, 2016 at 11:33 pm

It is very sad to see our country going to be destroyed and our people will die in thousands because of some evil ,greedy ,arrogant ,irresponsible old people who want to promote only hatred and division among our people. The final war will happen as Ngundeng predicted even though when we will try everything to avoid war and appease our Dinka brothers . The evil use the Dinka Councils of Elders as its tool to destroy this country and the God also blinds our President Salva Kiir and accepts the elders’ advices without any doubts. I know some of you do not like mentioning Ngundeng’s predictions about our country internal war: God tries to warn its people about the possible unavoidable and imposed war ahead of us and we can all see where the actions of our president and his demon elders will lead our country to its final destruction and doom and our country will be finally occupied by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda .The UN security councils will order the countries mentioned above to intervene when they see the killings and genocides become unbearable .

AMENhe January 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

Jim, you are really useless creature in south sudan , where do you think Dinka can go if Dinka go out of south sudan you will not stay Arabs will come and occupy it and take your natural resources without question.

Jim January 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm


You go back to your luaks now that each one has his/her own state, what is the problem? I think you do not have food, security, development in your areas thats why to like to hang around in Equatoria. You know what? Equatorians can live without the jienges, but the jienges CAN NOT live without the Equatorians, cos Equatoria feeds, accomodates, clothes and offers you a degree of humanity, security and sense of life. Otherwise you are NOT different from the cows you dearly cherish.

Gatgach Gatluak January 5, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Don’t talk to this useless community, it is waste of time.

The international communities have already seen that Nuer rebellion has no objective.

So, let them shout;

What government needs to do is to screen Nuer because there are Ethiopian Nuer in Riek rebel.

DINGIT NA TUGGÖ January 6, 2016 at 10:34 am


dont change your name amenhe. You know very well where dinka will go. Dinkas once said khartoum belongs to them, you must think of going back to khartoum. We are not going to leave for you GREATER EQUATORIA at all. Specially after we now know about your plan of creating 28 states. Greater Equatoria do not belong to you, you better go to abiyei or bagara areas for slavery once again.

Please, know that this is the end idiots rule in this country. I repeat to you again again that this country is not going to the same again. Things are going to be new. The ACCOUNTABILITY of the Juba massacre is on the way.

gatgach, this is not longer a Nuer rebellion. It is a one voice calling for changes from the primitive rule which keeps the Juba International Airport without lights. Mark my words, you are not longer facing one tribe but the 63 tribes of this country, the troika, the International Human rights group and the in the International Criminal court. Do you know where is Charles Tailor of Liberia? Of course you do not know but you will know very very soon.


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