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May 2, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Affairs Minister Dominic Dim Deng and other 19 military officials have been killed as result of a plane crash between Wau and Juba, the Sudan Television reported today.

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Dominic Dim Deng (ST)

Justin Yak, GoSS Presidential Security Adviser was among the officials killed in the plane crash.

Vice President of the Government of South Sudan, Riak Machar told SUNA that the Minister of SPLA Affairs, Dominic Dim Deng and 23 people, including 19 officers died today, Friday, in the crash of the plane that was travelling from Wau to Juba.

Machar added that the plane crashed Friday afternoon in Gogrial area, about 375 kilometres west of Juba.

He also ruled out that the plane was "downed by some one or crashed as result of any conspiracy." He further said that "the plane which was rented from one airline was carrying a delegation of SPLM leadership from Wau to the city of Juba, after attending a meeting of the SPLM."

He indicated that an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the crash.

The crashed plane belongs to Southern Sudan Air Connection Company.

(ST)

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  • 2 May 2008 15:00, by Maper

    This is really a sorrowful news!!! Plane crash everyday!!!!!

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    • 2 May 2008 18:47, by Aphrican

      Sad news indeed for the entire nation of Southern Sudan. As we mourn out departed heroes, me must also be on the look out and be very vigilant because whoever or whatever is killing our leaders will surely show up on our door step sooner than we can anticipate. I wonder! a freak of nature or is it? This is a declaration of war and don’t ask me by whom?

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    • 3 May 2008 01:56, by anyuat

      Today, tragedy has again befallen southern sudan. it was a short while ago that we lost him, our leader! we can’t afford losing our leaders in such rate, those people whom we need dearly for survival of our young nation.

      God Almighty, you give and you take, rest their souls in peace.

      the crash has to be investigated by experts and not our vice president.

      GOSS should stop hiring planes from dishonest companies , they should own one instead!

      what is wrong with GOSS owning presidential jet that can ferry government officials?

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    • 3 May 2008 04:31, by DR RUBEN KOCH

      Does CPA mean the end of the Southerners or does it mean our beginning of the new era?

      Regional political propagandas has led us a tearful mourning and destruction as results of our major big below in the movement’history.

      The lost of Dr. Justin Yach Arop is deeply a shocking lost to the entire continent of Africa not Sudan in particular.

      A man who had been working for more than three decades knowing politics of Country as well as our history very well than Dr. John Garang.

      Now the history and the secret are all gone completely with uncle Dr. Justin Yach Arop. Sad and extremly painful to all.

      Dr. Ruben Koch

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      • 3 May 2008 07:42, by Aphrican

        Mr. Koch, I would like to advice you not to compare people in light of events like the one we are experiencing now, it shows lack of maturity and respect. Dr. Yac was an asset to us all in his own way and so was the founding father Dr. Garang De Mabior.

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  • 2 May 2008 15:16, by Bol Joseph Agau

    May Almighty God rest their souls in Eternal Peace. I am asking the Same Great God to console the families and give them power to endure this great pain that i am feeling as a southerner.
    God Bless the families.
    Eternal Rest Grant to them Oh Lord.

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    • 2 May 2008 15:53, by Daniel Kalaka

      My sorrow goes to the families of the Later minister of Affair Dominic Dim Deng and the rest of people whom the same incident happen to thier Sons May the Almighty God rest thier soul in enternal Peace.And for the rest of our SPLA officers let’s take courages becouse this is the same events occour to our hero the founder of New Sudan just after the signing of 2005 peace agreementnand we need to open our eye for such things !!!!

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    • 2 May 2008 20:01, by Michael Malual

      Dear colleagues,
      This is very news bad today the death of minister of defence,
      My fellows southern Sudanese we must to be carefully of killing our leadership I think no strong security in the south, we are still accusing North Sudan on this death,

      Thanks
      Michael Malual

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    • 2 May 2008 20:06, by Michael Malual

      Dear colleagues,
      This is very bad news today the death of minister of defence,
      My fellows southern Sudanese we must to be carefully of killing our leadership I think no strong security in the south, we are still accusing North Sudan on this death,othersie God is our eyes,

      Thanks
      Michael Malual

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  • 2 May 2008 15:41, by Michael Anyong

    crashing plane will not stop unless we leave taking plane journey.and thanks
    Michael

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  • 2 May 2008 15:54, by Malou Manyiel

    Iam shock to have heard the history of 2005 has repeated itself again.
    Such a sudden death just like this!!.
    when will this terrible death end?
    My condolence to the families of those who lost their live.

    John Malou Manyiel
    in Rumbek, South Sudan

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    • 2 May 2008 18:55, by Joseph Garang( Monyroor)

      Bad news always without no longer time make people trouble in their live, to others who was alive and those who lost their live. Even the remaider should not believe the will be alive so long.

      My condolence to the families of those who lost their lives.

      May the Almighty God rest their souls in eternal peace Amen.

      Monyroor Monyroor.(Norway)

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  • 2 May 2008 16:15, by Allaman Ikoilaman

    That is so bad indeed and may the Almighty loving father rests their souls in eternal peace. Amen .
    To the southerners, it is in fact a painful transition to the SPLA,leaders perishing in the same plane crash, right from the late Chairman. Could that be a cast !. It is oblivious to hear such every year and then .
    That is the reason we need gualified crews from the south other than depending on the politically associated crews who have not wiped out the terroristic induced habits.
    SPLA, should send young southerners to the field. It is just a matter of 5 years that we would get them ready ,than continously lossing our vibrant leaders in the hands of merciless extremists.
    I once more urge the families, children, widows, and the whole Southern Sudanese to pray for the souls of the fallen veterans who have dedicated their lives for the liberation of the marginalized population. ’’God gives and He takes’’. Sorry for the Surdious and tragic moment to the southern Sudanese people every where.

    Cairo Wing Observer

    Ofonik Zachary Abing Ongwajja.

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  • 2 May 2008 16:17, by mawan

    Our hearts are aching and our eyes are full of tears. At these early hours our thoughts and prayers must be with the family which is now going through unimaginable pain. May our almighty who has ultimate dominion on all things console and strengthen Madam Josephine and her beloved children Monika, Kuol, Ngor, Ringo, Nyibol and Aluel. Their immense strength and great love for each other will see them through this terrible and untimely loss.

    Dominic Dim was a great national figure, a war hero and a loving family man. May Christ’s eternal love and mercy rest upon him.

    Mawan Muortat.

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    • 2 May 2008 16:30, by Akau Malek

      My condolence to the families of the deceased and may God rests their souls in peace. We are in a critical time where we losing our beloved brothers and leaders through ambigous plain crashes. We need prayers to seek God’s help.
      diehard southerner
      Akau

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  • 2 May 2008 16:24, by Batali

    Sorry for these sad news, this is really a very sad news to us southerners!
    Always our people die of plane crash is it a curse to us?
    We have to get rid of all these old Russian planes brought to our country to destroy our own people.
    Aviation department to take action before this incidence continue to happen.

    MAY ALMIGHTY GOD REST THEIR SOULS IN ETERNAL PEACE!!! WE WILL STILL REMEMBER THEM IN ALL WHAT THEY DID DURING THE STRUGGLE.

    Condolence to all southern Sudanese in general and their family and relatives in particular

    I’m Very Sorry Indeed

    Batali Gabriel
    Yei Southern Sudan

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  • 2 May 2008 16:29, by Mabil Rout

    Oh my Almghity God, what a disiaster situation fall upon us we Southerner first my condolence to the families of those who lost their lives in this plane crash. May lord rest their soul and comfort them, wiped out their tears. this pain not belong to these families but is belong to us we southerners in general.

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  • 2 May 2008 16:37, by Allaman Ikoilaman

    That is so bad indeed and may the Almighty loving father rests their souls in eternal peace. Amen .
    To the southerners, it is in fact a painful transition to the SPLA,leaders perishing in the same plane crash, right from the late Chairman. Could that be a cast !. It is oblivious to hear such every year and then .
    That is the reason we need gualified crews from the south other than depending on the politically associated crews who have not wiped out the terroristic induced habits.
    SPLA, should send young southerners to the field. It is just a matter of 5 years that we would get them ready ,than continously lossing our vibrant leaders in the hands of merciless extremists.
    I once more urge the families, children, widows, and the whole Southern Sudanese to pray for the souls of the fallen veterans who have dedicated their lives for the liberation of the marginalized population. ’’God gives and He takes’’. Sorry for the Surdious and tragic moment to the southern Sudanese people every where.

    Cairo Wing Observer

    Ofonik Zachary Abing Ongwajja.

    Alexandria University.

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  • 2 May 2008 17:22, by Gar J.

    Oh my God, what a sad news!

    Let’s hope for God almighty father to rest their souls in eternal peace.
    Thanks

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  • 2 May 2008 18:08, by Jonglei-watchdog

    I am so sorry with much sorrow for the accident that our big men have encountered. The pain is not only up to the families of the deceased but also to the general human being in South Sudan who deep heart of the soil.

    Our country of Southern Sudan is very young in term of development and it has got double crash now. To make it worse it crashes with those ones needed and leave the un needed one like mr. so and so.

    However, in order to minimized the circumstance and to avoid pointed of fingers, the government of Southern Sudan and its security personels need to double and tripple their effort and tunned to seeing things in a far distance before problems reaches the door.

    Meanwhile for guys and ladies who are sending condolences to the families of the deceased, you must know that souls are judge according to the way one has been leaving when he or she was still alive. So the safety of the souls of Dominic or Justin rely on the way they interract with people during their live time.

    Therefore, I appeal to the government to investigat the course of the crash while the other still surviving staff of the SPLA/M and every body take note. The government has also to develop and promote road transport so that our leaders travel on land and live longer.

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  • 2 May 2008 18:16, by Manyang

    Donot rule out anything at this early stage: By Manyang Deng

    First of all, I would to express my sincere condolences to the families of those victims who have lost their lives in that fatal plane crash. May almight God or Allah rest their souls in peace. These people were heroes and they will remembered as such.

    It is too early for our leadership to rule out anyhing at this stage given the fact that, this plane was carrying 19 military officials. You must gathered all facts before making any conclusion. South sudanese are eager to know the names of other heroes who have perished in that crashed.

    Our internal and external enemies might be celebrating the death of these great heroes like the way they had celebrated the suspicious death of our iconic and great leader Dr John Garang de Mabior. My dear heroes, may your souls join the other matyrs who went before you. Send us your spirits and patriotism to guide us in the struggle that you had just shown us.

    long live the struggle of the marginalise people of the sudan

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    • 3 May 2008 02:27, by Angelo Manom kuot

      OH MY GOD AND GOD OF ALL CREATIONS, WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY PEOPLE, MY OWN BIRTH COUNTRY’S PEOPLE,MY OWN ETHNIC AFRICAN NATIVES ORIGINS’PEOPLE, MY PEOPLE,MY HOPES , MY BELIEVES AND MY OWN CULTURE.

      Who and who is that, that has sabotaged the plane systematic check ups,the plane inspection’s orders, the plane check up that regularly occured before plane takes its flight,that plane check ups; before its leaves,that thorough checking of the plane’s functional systems, the power systems and all those systems that enables the plane to have a safe navigated flights till its final destination arrival.

      Are you people looking or evaluating these or this moves that has
      now been implicated by the NCP trying to terminated every stronghold politcal mounting point of the SPLA/SPLM, the point to weaken SPLA/SPLM, by sabotaging the plane’s system that was carrying the most prominent SPLA/M staffs and a very important personnels.

      This is a great lost to us we the people of Southern Sudan, we the people of Junub el Sudan, we the SPLA/M, we the marginalized.
      Fight for your natural rights, the rights to live, the right to own the resources, the right choose or practice your religious believes.

      My dearest enemy, Wed Achiek, Ummer el Bashir , we are monitoring your moves Mr.President, you are killing my people by sabotaging the plane they were using till it ended their lives.

      Believe you me Mr President,the person to die in the next coming future by God’s Mights,wills and judgements,it will definately be you.

      Do you know Why I wished you such an evil wishes?,Its because you have committed so many attrocties in Southern Sudan, In Darfur,by killing innocent civilians, women and children who have no know knowledge of politics,enslavement of the Southern children E.g like my brothers and sisters whom you have abducted for slave trade stocks and slave business enrichment,what can I say to you apart from wishing you the future coming next death in Sudan.

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  • 2 May 2008 19:17, by Ahmed Chol

    Dear Kiir Mayar and all the Generals,

    Beware that what killed Garang Mabior did not start with him and ended with him. I am not a prophet but I have seen oblivion coming. I have seen multiple accidents and plane crahses on the horizon. I have seen the horrible and terrible tragedy coming soon after 2011 should the South choose not to separate from the north. The tragedy is that almost all SPLA generals will die in plane crashes and road accidents. The rest will live their lives in prisons. The SPLA army will not be in any position to rescue you because it will have been already integrated into SAF by then. Such accidents will be the type where your wives, children and the rest of southerners will be assured that nobody was behind them. Only those generals who cooperate with Bashir, only those who work against the future of southerners will escape such tragic death. Also remember that none of those who will go to jail see his children again.

    QUESTIONS TO RIEK MACHAR.

    You said that the investigation has to be carried out. But you have already concluded that there is no foul play. How do you arrive to this conclusion before the investigation was carried out? Have you already made your own little private investigation in order to make these astounding remarks?
    Yes, we all know that Garang, a southerner died in the south in plane accident and there was no foul play found. Does that mean that a plane carrying generals whose some of them are from Gogrial crashes in Gogrial area means no foul play?

    What your conclusion means indirectly is that, a plane crashing in Gogrial that carried Dominic Dim, who is from Gogrial rules out the foul play. Was it not 2 days ago that more than 100 secret personels from Khartoum were found in the south? Your conclusions reflect deficiency in reasoning. I know this is disrespectful. I respect people not base on their tribes, not base on their educational level, not base on their ranks but base on their leadership qualities and clever reasoning. And that is why I respect Paulino Matip.
    Assuming that the above is going to come true, what are you generals doing to prevent that? Your lives are risk? Don’t tell me that you will loot the GoSS money to go abroad. Don’t do it, life is difficult out there because the quality of education you got, works only within Sudan not in foreign countries.

    My advice:

    Let’s not discriminate each other in government position because of fear and greed. Let’s unite and let’s push for the implementation of the CPA. Garang Mabior has done 80% of the work. We can finish the remaining 20% of it. Let’s not give up. If we fought for 22 years, why can’t we take time and push for the implementation for the CPA even if it takes another 22 years. All that we need is the full implementation of this agreement. We can push until it is implemented rather give in every time Bashir is not happy. The CPA was not meant to keep him happy. Keeping Bashir happy by giving in on key issues of the CPA means get rid of the CPA. Death of the CPA will lead to the 1972 situation of the Addis Ababa peace agreement. History will repeat itself. We the Jesh-Ameer, we sang a song in Pinyidu. The song says that “Let’s do everything we can so that future generation is not force to have Anya-nya III again”. But unfortunately it is possible that we will have one again if the south joins the north. We will be force to have it.

    thanks

    Ahmed Chol, the future commander of Anya-nya III

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    • 2 May 2008 19:58, by Chameleon Chameleon

      First of all, I ask almighty God to rest their soul in his heavenly kingdom. Next, I would also like to express my sincere condolence to those who lost their love ones. Needless to say, we lost our true sons and great leaders who always care about the problem of the South.

      View online : http://sudantribune.com

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    • 2 May 2008 19:59, by Diro

      May the Almighty Lord rest their souls in peace. the problem with Sudanese is that they are always excited sort of when such things happen. a Man has died with his whole family and their is nothing exciting about that. lets pray for the whole of South Sudan so that God can give as leader who can hold others accountable when such things happen, that God Helps and the Minister for Transportation is Sacked all together with the unworthy Aircrafts in the entire South Sudan pray that no any other Sons of God in the promised Land South Sudan can die ever again from the neglegence of our minister, so that God can give us new Minister for SPLA Affairs to carry out the never ending tasks work for our beautiful Land Southern Sudan.

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    • 2 May 2008 20:00, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

      It is unprecedented!!

      To the families of the deceased and the people of Southern Sudan, accept my heartily condolences for having lost your beloved ones. And may the God almighty accomodate their souls in peace, not in pieces.

      God!!Why?

      You created the entire world and you casted the man kind on various goegraphical locations where he should spend his temporary days and goes back as a spirit. With sorrows, why are we subjected to misfortunes and distresses when the world is in peace though not complete? Why are we the least people in this world? God, when you were annoyed with people of Nineve, you sent your blessed man’ Jona’ to inform them about your anger. If we have sined against you, why don’t you send your messagers to inform us rathar than experiencing a simulteaneous severe suffering sorrows since the creation? I know the mankind is temporary on this planet and the earth itself is not a paradise as to be a permanent home, but with all these misfortunes, it can be unimaginable for the reason that peace is prevailing around the world and for some other countries/people like us the black people of Sudan, we are assumed to be the people who originated the word sin. With all these, iam complaining, it has not happened elsewhere in the world to loose thirty five intellectuals at the same minute, and i still have a question about this; why is every thing in this planet hostile to us? We have lost our great leader three years now almost while we still with tears lowering at our cheeks, we have lost more people again today who part of the future lies/leaning on..
      We have suffered more than the children of Israel who lived under servitude for forty years, isn’t enough God? Indeed, iam absolutely deprived of hopes and morals. God give us a dream of that Sudan is not belong to you.
      To hell with this Earth.

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      • 2 May 2008 20:35, by Taban Wilson Wai

        Oh sorry to hear such teriable incident in our country which is still growing,why all this happening in our country God! God if we have sin agnest you, may you for give us our sin and may their soul rest in internal pease Amen.

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      • 2 May 2008 20:49, by Amum Machar

        I am shocked to have heard about the plane crash that killed 21 including SPLA minister. The same incident of plane crash keep repeating itself again. Such a sudden death is very frustrating to southern communities, and governmnet. How will this terrible dealth be halt? My condolence to the families of those who lost their lives in that plane crash.

        View online : BREAKING NEWS-SPLA minister killed in plane crash in South Sudan

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    • 2 May 2008 20:28, by Chameleon Chameleon

      First and foremost, I would like almighty God again to rest their soul in peace.Thus, I would also like to express my sincere condolence to those who lost their love ones. Needless to say, we lost our true sons and great leaders who always care about the problem of the South. Dear brother Ahmed Chol, your comment was pretty good, but in this crucial time, we don’t have enough information to conclude exactly as to what was the major cause of the plane crash. So let us wait the result.

      View online : http://sudantribune.com

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    • 3 May 2008 03:47, by YuotNhial

      Dear God, why do we have to experience these afflictions all the time? If we committed sin against your kingdom, I call for your forgiveness.

      My commiseration goes to the families of the vanished brothers in particular and to the Southerners in general. Kirr, Garang’s death was a brain damage to Southerners; as of today, we lost an eye. Kirr, be careful we are almost blind.

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  • 2 May 2008 20:33, by mawan

    My prayers also go to the family and relatives of Dr. Justin Yac Arop, many of whom are close friends and indeed brothers. Dr Justin was a veteran and dedicated son of South Sudan. My thoughts are also with the many families whose lives have been shattered by this tragic event.

    Fellow South Sudanese, as a people of faith and a heroic nation, we must overcome all adversity and find strength even at our darkest moments such as this dreadful day.

    Mawan Muortat.

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    • 2 May 2008 20:55, by sudanson

      Very tragic news, may their souls rest in eternal peace and also God give peace and protection to their beloved families.
      Sudanese are sons of the black pharoahs brave and courageous people,they have been through alot of tough storms, but they will rise up and overcome this tragedy.

      Sudanson

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  • 2 May 2008 20:49, by Duop Chak

    This is sad news for every Sudanese particularly South Sudanese.

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    • 2 May 2008 23:47, by Panther

      Why do we pay for all misfortunes in Sudan’s tragedies!!! May God bless their souls and our land!

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      • 3 May 2008 00:34, by Chier Arop

        Very unfortunately indeed. I have no proper words to describe this saddened news. All in all and again, my I send out my heartfelt condolences to immediate and bereaved decesased families and the nation of Southern Sudan in general for losing such a bravely people. May Almighty God rest their innocent soul in eternal and everlasting peace.

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      • 3 May 2008 00:44, by ojok s. ojok

        Dear brothers and sisters,it is agreat tragic moment for the people of sudan particularly the south.first of all I would like to convey my condolence to the families of those who lose their love one,may their soul be in peace.secondly we don’t need to utter against any body before the clear evidence is out. we all don’t know what cause the plane to crash.may be it is atechenical mistake we don’t know yet. we also need to know that life is delicate and it is natural for any living thing.
        God blees you!!

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  • 3 May 2008 01:31, by Ben-Fu

    So many heroes! I am saddened to extent of no say and only I can say a prayer for them and their loves ones.
    R.I.P. Minister Dim and 19 others brethren officials.
    God giveth and God taketh away.
    May God admit them sanctuary in His Holiness?

    Ben-fu

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  • 3 May 2008 01:36, by Juach D Juach

    General Dim Deng was and will remain in the history of the Sudanese peoples struggle, as the one who defended our last territory from by then worse enemy offensives of 1992. May his soul and those of his commrades rest in peace. And may almighty console his bereaved family, kins and the entire loving people of South Sudan.

    At the moment his demise is suspiciuos but we continue with struggle, we can’t be scared by the assassination of our leaders.
    They used the same tactic that killed late Garang to assasinate Lt General Dim but they don’t realise that these men died as martyrs for the sake of our land and we’ll be proud of their achievements forever!!

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  • 3 May 2008 01:41, by Akol Liai Mager

    Dear Almighty God, forgive us! Forgive your people of Southern Sudan, have mercy on us. Do not give Devil a freehand to destroy your people in Sudan. As we read in your Holy Bible that ’God will punish Sudan’ Isaiah Chpt. 18 we did understand that we might have done something wrong and we must have done it to be punished for as we always see collective death of our people especially the leading ones.

    Dear brothers and Sisters of our troubled land, let us accept our guilts before God and plea for his mercy.

    We should also, forgive ourselves to be eligible for God forgiveness. Let us be united all times in harmony and sadness as we did today.

    I have no proper word to express my feeling for yet another loss of our great leaders. The painful thing is that our heroes always die for unrevenge death because they are being killed by unknown enemy.

    May Almighty God rest his sons and daughters’ souls in peace and bless the grieving families and friends at home and abroad.

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    • 3 May 2008 02:03, by Michael Madit Magot

      What a bleak future for our beloved nation SouthSudan!
      We successfully won the ground battlefield and achieve CPA but the airplane is discarding it.

      This must be keenly studied and the appropriate reasons behind these messes brought to a halt.

      It would be unwise to rule out any possibilities for the crash as heralded by Riek Machar.
      Instead investigation must be carried out to ascertain the cause of the crash.

      May God Almighty rest their souls in peace.

      Michael Madit Magot

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  • 3 May 2008 03:17, by Akuei Charles Deng

    I don’t understand why is God punishing us the citizen of this country.

    Why God always taking away our leaders in this manner starting with our hero john Garang and now starting uprooting those who are to continue doing his dream.

    Would you God put on your right hand; our belove sons and daughters his highness Dominic Dim Deng the defence minister, Dr Justine Yac Arop advisor to the president of the South sudan, John Mangok and other victms.

    Our gov’t should be seriouse with security. Even your brother or wife can turned against you; therefore if not done than we are going to all our leaders one after another as it happened to John Garag and the late ministers.

    Have an eye on to your enemy nothing can make northern go’t and southern brothers. Therefore investigation must be done internation to find out the root cause of the crash. something might have happened that caused this deadly crash.

    So please all citizens of South Sudan, states affected, and counties it is still the same enemy next to our doors so let stand firm and find the cause of death.
    thanks
    yours inchrist
    Akuei Charles Deng

    View online : Advise to citizens, gov’t of South Sudan and families affected

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  • 3 May 2008 03:49, by Paul

    My condolences goes to the families of the deceased belove sons and daughters of South Sudan who died in such a tragic plane crash, doing their duties for our country. One can’t imagine how sorrowful it is to their children and wives, who will never see them again. Very very Sad!!!!!! :(

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  • 3 May 2008 03:50, by Kuachthoor

    I would want to send my heart-felt condolences to the families of our brothers who’ve lost their lifes in that plane crash. It is freaking heart-breaking to see our leaders dying a similar death. In fact, one would be tempted to ask the same question that Jesus was asked about a man who was born cripple, and his disciples wanted to know whose sin was it that the man was born a cripple. But again, as christians, we know that God has a purpose for anything that happens, he doesn’t regret his deeds and his will has to be done on earth. I would like to call upon all the Southern Sudanese to pray for our country so that God doesn’t see it as a field of bloodshed anymore, but a transformation-aspiring nation.

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  • 3 May 2008 05:43, by Andrew Ater REECH

    what a tragdy to south sudan the young nation that her people had never been happy as a result of the long war which has been felt by all creatures in the south sudan, animal and human being alike sharing the same fate. my condolence to all south sudanese who lost their beloves sons and the family of the deceased. dear brothers and sisters who have voiced your sorrow at this tragic event, i would like to reminding you that these are symptom of the war. he who voiced anger on this event is a number one enemy according to bashir regime, when you said that i don’t give a bloody damn thing Islam then they will not give you a bloody damn life, this tragdy is more than just a clarification killing formula to let the southerners strong figures know that there is no safe heavan for them to escape this mystery death to let them think twice, believe beshir to live or rejected beshir to death.it wasn’t a long ago when our Chrismatic leader Dr Garang died at the same way. lets keep in our mind that all this tragdy news as southerners we won’t escape headline news abouts plane crash till our ladies and gentelment of south sudan become pilot to rescuing nation from this monster Arabs killing’ masterst who had planting terrible lagacy.
    may almighty god bless their soul
    and thanks
    Andrew Ater REECH.Brisbane(AUSTRALIA)

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    • 3 May 2008 07:16, by Gabe

      My condolences to families of love one, southernese, and sudanese at large.

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      • 3 May 2008 09:56, by Michael Anyong

        My Condolence to Government of South Sudan and families of Justin Yach, Dominic Dim and people of South Sudan this incident is something painful for us all not Yach’s son and Dim Son’s. this will affect us all because the above stated ministers are taking part from implementation of CPA .we are going to finish by plane crash, pilots and crews working here in South Sudan were been given some money to let them do something to our leaders then why not? We are accusing Khartuom people and bordering countries The first and second devastating tragedy plane crashed were been investigated together if it is me!!
        I am very sorry, indeed because of our people tribalism clashes nothing easily will kill them at once, if it is not this clannish fighting. And Michael Anyong Mayen

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        • 3 May 2008 16:15, by mack waweru

          Dear members of GoSS, SPLM/SPLA, citizens of South Sudan and families of deceased leaders, with profound grief and deep sympathy, I send you my condonlences for your/our irreparable untimely loss of our great leaders, Dr. Justin Yach and General Dominic Dim Deng and 21 other patriots.
          I /we know how strong was their love for our cause and peole of South Sudan; exceeding even that of most of their own families, and I can readily feel how deep must be your sorrows and how great your loss.
          I feel that I am powerless to send words that can assuage your affliction, and I can therefore only commend you most earnestly to HIM who is the FRIEND of the sorrowful trusting that HIS Love for Southern Sudanese will dry your tears. The same tragedy hit us three years ago and now this has again taken us unticipatingly, but as people struggling the cause we all believe in, such unforseen and untimely occurences are our strengths and not despair as you/us have shown after mysterious incdent that befell our Father and visionary Leader Dr. John Garang de Mabior.
          The one who laughs last laughs best. Our enemies will regret.

          With deep sympathy and affection,
          Mack Awer Riak Deng

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  • 3 May 2008 11:28, by deyjien

    My condolences to the affected families and friends of the tragic victims. Our government should wake-up to the realization that corruptions hits back tough when nothing has been done about it. Operation of Old unserviced planes carrying human souls is all-about bargaining with peoples lives...Sorry it has to end this way.

    Once again, am sending my condolences to the family and friends of the bereaved!

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  • 3 May 2008 15:59, by Deng Chol Malual

    Very sad and shocking news to hear the fallen of the great heroes.The men were really Great!!! May The Almighty God rest their souls in peace.

    My condolences to their families,colleagues and in particular,to the SPLA armyforces.Have courage and Almight God will assist.They will be remebered for their devotion to Southern Sudan liberation.

    My fellow nationalists,could we just endure the tragedy for the sack of acheiving our vision for New Sudan.The vision they were facilitating.

    SUGGESTIONS TO GOSS

    1. The GOSS should purchase atleast two planes for transport facilitation by all means.

    2. The GOSS capital Juba has become a dumping area where all the world oldest machines are thrown into. This is the major failures and weaknesses of the ministry concern that allow the use of such machines which are not acceptable anywhere else in the world.

    3. Juba is turn a thugs and migrants zone where unidentifiable human creatures roam,transacting businesses,secure employment without work-permit.Now in such a situation how can the security be ensure to people.

    To ensure the security of the nation is not only the work of the millitary security personnel but it envolve civil society(parliament) to see into that:

    the medicins are safe in hospitals. machines are of good standard. food is of good quality and safe. water safety assured to ciizens. among otherthings.} Enemies can use such means as their weapons to finish the Southerners.

    MY OPINION is that the GOSS Assembly should come out with bills addressing this prevailing insecurity threat.
    Any business treaty, either bilateral or multilateral should not be accepted due to security reason and for vulnerable citizens to lay and start their foundation of living in all government sectors.

    Let us stay on course proactively.

    Thanks,
    Deng Chol Malual.

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    • 5 May 2008 19:44, by Peter Malek

      I agree with you that GOSS should at least purchase two planes for transporting and facilitating transports of the top officials on duties.

      It was great a tragedy that has repeated itslef, the death of Mininster of Defence Lft. Gen. Dominic Dim and the death of the President Adviser Dr. Justine Yac, their love ones and the highly SPLA officers. I had unrest night like the night I had heard the news of our late leader Dr. Garang. Both news were more than a shock.

      It is useless to cry every times. I want to say that the GOSS must take tough measures on security aspects. The government must take care of the leaders. How can we take care of our land when we do not care of our leaders. I am aware some leaders if not all are not aware the age of the type of the planes that brought this tragedy. Is it not negligence to chater plane for leaders as such for carrying Minister of Defence and Adivser of the President!!

      It is a shampful for the GOSS that SPLA has no a single helicopter if not helipcoters.

      It is useles to say that we had nothing to do because it was an engine false. It would be wise that we were using a new reliable plane that had an egine false.

      May Almighty rest the souls of the victims of negligence in peace. May we learn from the unmeasurable tragedies that have fallen on our nation of Southern Sudan so that we must take care of our leaders, the pillars of our nation.

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