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South Sudan in "confusion" after Garang’s death, says his widow

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July 9, 2012 (PANYAGOOR) - The widow of South Sudan’s late leader, John Garang De Mabior, said on the anniversary of the country’s first year of independence that the young nation was still in a state of confusion after the death of her husband in 2005.

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Rebecca Nyandeng and Twic East County Commisioner, Dau Akoi, arriving at the celebration site at Panyagoor, 9 July 2012 (ST)

Rebecca Nyandeng admitted that she prefers living in Juba to her home town of Wangulei, as this way she is not faced with the complaints of people raised against South Sudan’s government.

She said she was deliberately living in Juba to give herself "peace of mind" by being isolated.

“When the driver of the ship dies, the passengers are always left in the state of confusion”, she said.

"I hardly talk about it because when I do, people may think that I feel jealous about them being in power after the death of my husband", she added.

John Garang led southern rebels - the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army - for over two decades of war with various Khartoum governments until a power and wealth sharing peace deal in 2005.

Allowing South Sudan the right to secede through a referendum was a key part of the deal, ending a war that had cost two million lives.

Garang, died in a helicopter crash while returning from Uganda just 21 days after becoming the First Vice President of Sudan and the President of South Sudan, which became an autonomous self-governing region as part of the deal.

Salva Kiir, Garang’s deputy replaced him in his official government positions. He also became the chairman of the SPLM and the head of the SPLA.

In January last year South Sudan voted almost unanimously to secede and on 9 July 2011, Kiir became the nation’s first head of state.

HUMAN RIGHTS

However, self-governance has brought many problems to the young nation with some accusing the SPLM and SPLA of betraying the values of freedom, democracy and human rights that were the stated aims of the two-decade civil war.

Human rights reports regularly criticise South Sudan’s security services and attacks against the press - including two instances against Sudan Tribune journalists in the last year - have been documented by press freedom groups.

On the eve of South Sudan’s first anniversary of independence a leading civil society activist, Deng Athuai, was found beaten into a "coma" and left by the side of the road. It is not known who was responsible.

Athuai had been leading a campaign against corruption in the world’s youngest nation.

CORRUPTION

Around $4 billion has been stolen since 2005, according to a letter written by President Kiir to 75 suspected officials. In the letter he asked that they return the money in exchange for anonymity and an amnesty from prosecution.

No official has been taken to court for corruption since the SPLM came to power in 2005. In June the Anti-Corruption Commission announced the recovery of $60 million stolen by different officials.

In his letter to the concerned officials, Kiir said: "The people of South Sudan and the international community are alarmed by the level of corruption in South Sudan."

He emphasised that "corruption has no place in my government". He also denounced their selfishness while the South Sudanese are suffering from poverty and lack of basic services and infrastructure.

"The credibility of our government is on the line," the letter of 3 May stresses.

"We fought for freedom, justice and equality. Many of our friends died to achieve these objectives. Yet, once we got to power, we forgot what we fought for and began to enrich ourselves at the expense of our people," the letter read.

BRINGING THE TOWN TO THE PEOPLE

While addressing the gathering, Rebecca Nyandeng said she has chosen to bring her family to Twic East, in accordance with Garang’s mantra of “taking [the] town to [the] people”.

This philosophy of bringing services to rural areas rather than just in urban areas had not been fulfilled, she said, due to the many problems facing South Sudan.

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Rebecca Nyandeng, addressing the gathering at Panyagoor, 9 July 2012 (ST)

However, she pledged to fulfill this in her own county of Twic East.

“I will stand in his image, I will bring town to you and stay with you here”, said Nyandeng.

Nyandeng built a modern clinic and a primary school at Wanglei two months ago and has promised to extend the clinic by building extra rooms.

She urged the community to be committed in farming to produce more food to sustain the growing the population of South Sudan and feed the hungry mouths.

Despite her criticism of the government Nyandeng, ended her speech by asking the citizens of Twic East to support the "SPLM without turning backs to it".

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  • 11 July 2012 06:52, by Lokorai

    Mama Nyandeng,

    You need to support Dr. Riek and leave this cow boy behind. But your utterances will not go well with people from Kiir team; they are comfortable with how things are at the moment. You need to shut your mouth and just work quietely for the sake of that man called Garang.

    But women like talking, talking talking

    Lokorai

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    • 11 July 2012 07:18, by omoni jr.

      Rebecca Nyandeng need to shut up.
      south sudan is Not the property of Garang,the death of Garang is not something that can surprised us as human being,because we know that one day we are going to die,and every livingthing in this planet die differently,as long as is still called a death,no need to worry about it,Garang had reached his time,and he passed it peacefully.Nonsenses.

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      • 11 July 2012 07:28, by JohnGarangFreedom

        People don’t twist her words in hatred way. She is not against gov’t of S. Sudan; she was saying truth after her husband death. Of course, many people were confusing when Garang die in unanticipated death. Even not S. Sudanese or Sudanese alone were confusing that time. The mass populations around the world were concerned...

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        • 11 July 2012 08:12, by Chol

          The more Nyandeng talk of how things are bad today; the more she remind us of how bad thing were with her husband! We still have respect for Dr. John Garang; she just needs to keep quite.

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          • 11 July 2012 12:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            Anybody who talk bad about Dr John Garang is either a person who never joint the SPLA/M during the war, or young people who grown up recently with no opportunity to know Garang who led a successful movement which brought people out of darkness, those who talk bad about Dr John are either children of militiamen or have their fathers worked with Khartoum Gov. during the war

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          • 11 July 2012 12:25, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            Believed me or not everyone who took up army with Dr Garang knew that he was and still be remembered as significant leader that led un lead able people whose each an everyone want to be leader, if this SPLA/M was not led by Garang, I can never imagines how it would be like right now,
            Believed me or not, we people who grown up with Garang in the army are loyally to him including our dear leader

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            • 11 July 2012 12:27, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Talking about Rebecca De Mabior,
              This is a country of freedom and as a citizen of this country and a figure in the governing party, [SPLM] she has something to say and we don’t hate her for what she said otherwise we would have not allowed Nyagateen who stabbed us at the back to come into the movement if we were that so dictators, Mayardit my uncle, the father of Salva Kiir Mayardit always tell

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              • 11 July 2012 12:28, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                God bless John Garang, God bless Salva Kiir, God bless south Sudan,
                Death to whoever stabbed us @ the back and surrendered to us with shame,
                When you follow something with no doubt, you will get rewarded and that is why my nephew is now a president of this country and God bless him with full adorable wisdom,
                God bless the leaders who love their people and curse all the back stabber

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                • 11 July 2012 12:35, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  and sabotage nyagateen or those with their hidden agenda, during the time of war SPLA/M were needed Garang more than Garang need it, we will rule this country with Garang wisdom and kept him very close to the movement and the people, Awan Chan Nyal love Dr accepted those who love to gossip against every leader, God bless 2 million dead Dinka for the cause of our freedom, "we" "Kiir never defect",

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                  • 11 July 2012 15:05, by Ariel muric

                    Dinka, u seem to be a good guy b4 but little bit u start to be crazy now. Nyandeng is creating problems here. how many women in whole south sudan r widows? they ve no single account but what Nyandeng? Garang has his factors in Zimbabwe which she is now enjoying it. if she want town to be taken to people, y doesn’t she bring here those factors she own in Zimbwe n Tanznia here to people of s.sudan?

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                    • 11 July 2012 15:19, by Ariel muric

                      Why did she run away with 13 mln ero alst years but two, when she was detain in uk airport? Nyandeng need to shut her big smell mouth up. I don’t feel good if she keep on barking.she is the one confuse becz she need massages she will be ok. s.sudanese r not confues or r u confues Dinka?
                      I don’t thinks so. let her alone she is very very confuse!! she need dick, i think so. u can help her pliz.ohso

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                      • 11 July 2012 16:00, by katnyokarieu

                        Riel muric, u have gone far ,it is not the way u can criticize Nyandeng De Garang even if u thought she has not point at all. Of course she is part of the gov,nt which is messing up in juba as she drugged her self in 2010 election where she disputed the wining of Alfred Lado Gore,she said same viater words upto extend of saying she will take the cofein of Garang if Lado be a governer of central Eq

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                • 11 July 2012 12:43, by katnyokarieu

                  Dinka warrior.it is hero dead annd life corrupt gangs, garang as a hero of course the same fate of our fallen hero George Athor Deng.Madam Nyandeng Garang(chol) shouldn,t waste her time ,those gang will not listen at all.

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            • 12 July 2012 09:15, by Ruach

              She is Garang ’s girl.Deaths to all Garang boys and girls including their associates!!Without him,"we voted peacefully in the referendum for secession of South Sudan envisioned by prophet Ngundeng through left handed man."
              God blesses R*SS

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        • 11 July 2012 10:04, by Morthon Akol

          Dear Madam Nyandengdit, you are always talking about corruption in South Sudan, while you forgot yourselp as a first coorrupt person. forexample you open a school by the name of our leader Dr. John Garang which we all respected but you charge one child whith 3000 S.SP I was thinking that that school will be for the poor families but its become something eiless.

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        • 11 July 2012 21:52, by Loko El Pollo

          SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT IN CONFUSION,CORRUPTIONS IS THERE,BUT THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE OF THE STATES AND FEDERAL GOV IS HEALTHY.GARANG’S UNTIMELY DEATH IS GOOD FOR HIS LAGACY.HE WOULD HAVE TURNED MUGABE IF HE WAS TO BE OUR PRESIDENT.IAM NOT FAN OF HIS POLITICS ALTHOUGH I CAN FRANKLY ADMIT,THE MAN WAS A GENIUS IN THE GAME OF POLITICS.HIS CRAFTY DEATH MACHINATION FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.HE WILL ALWAYS BE

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          • 11 July 2012 21:57, by Loko El Pollo

            MISSED FOR HIS WITTY SENSE OF HUMOR AND UNWAVERING WORKMANSHIP.BUT HIS ALOOFNESS HAD BEEN HAUNTING HIM ALL A LONG.

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      • 11 July 2012 08:51, by Jeti

        Omoni Jr and Madina Tonj,

        Just shut your mouths and asses up. Dr. John Garang was a genius, smart and a man of people for good 21 years of fierce war with enemies of peace, justice all over Sudan. All the greedy-corrupt people like Dr. Obese ’Riek’ and his followers defected for the safe of food in Khartoum, and I and my uncles e.g James Hoth remained loyal to Dr. Garang until defectors returned.

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        • 11 July 2012 09:01, by Jeti

          Even your your dead grandmas and grandpas used to cry in the name of Dr. John Garang de Mabior before they died of hunger and diseases under H.E, Field Marshall,Gen. President of South Sudan, Kiir.

          As a Nuer from Fangak, Dr. John Garang was a true patriotic leader of the people, for the people, the whole world knows. Stop being jealous of him.

          Jeti
          Fangak, Jonglei state.

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          • 11 July 2012 09:19, by Mi diit

            Well Rebecca Nyandeng has finally revealed her true colour of internal rebellion against Salva Kiir. But she quickly forgot that she is part of the confusion in this Dinka-led government for seven years. Nyandeng was appointed by Kiir as the first minister of Roads and Transport so that she could open roads and take towns to the people using the roads. She failed her husband’s vision miserably.

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            • 11 July 2012 09:22, by Mi diit

              ....without roads the vision of Garang to take towns to the people would not succeed because it is the raod that takes the equipment and building materials to the villages to make them towns. Nyandeng should also thank the current leadership without Garang for successfully implementing the CPA and achieving South Sudan’s independence. The rest will be handled in time.

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      • 11 July 2012 09:30, by Ayom Dor

        Common Guys!! We need to show our maturity approach in understanding of what Mama Nyandeng said in this article, "She referred to the year 2005" and she has rights for express her feelings..People shouldn’t feel negative about it..

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    • 11 July 2012 08:07, by daniell

      It is not Garang’s death which caused bewilderment in the current goverment of Kiir Mayardit.It is just a pure madness among those who boastfully branded themselves as liberators.This is what cuase mess in Rss.Kiir cannot go out and teach every redeemer as the call themselves howto behave to fellow citizens.It you who is on duty has to know how toconduct yourself professionally to those you serve.

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      • 11 July 2012 08:17, by Mach

        Did Nyandeng forget that she was behind the person who takes out those who don’t agree with him! Well; we know how it feel like to be on the back seat!

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      • 11 July 2012 08:36, by P.K.M

        Really! Nyandeng is telling us there is confusion! I believe she know exactly how people like Majier Gai dies!

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    • 11 July 2012 08:23, by Young

      Nyandeng de Mabior,
      First of all you need to recall what had happened in the past that was 1992,secondly you need to declare your belonging and how you got them before talking of corrupt-leaders,thirdly get through Slava Kiir’s speech of the 1st independence anniversary,forthly i have no doubt in my mind of you being adviser to same government you are against, fithly even in your own house not everybody like as you. South Sudan is not confused and will never be confused for instant as you wake up in you bed you need to stretch yourself in order to exercise the joints then you start walking.

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    • 11 July 2012 11:12, by Fallensoilder

      Complete nonsense, use the money you already have and develop your village the people will apriciate it. Garang is not south Sudan plus if he was alive the taking over of Abyei would have meant no referendum and back to bush... Keep silent ur days in SS politic were buried with Hon.Garang in freedom square don’t confuse the people.

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    • 11 July 2012 11:52, by Amantiel Kem

      Madam Rebecca,South Sudan was not confused but it was shocked. if South Sudan was confused then it won’t have followed the movement’s constitution which allowed Salva Kiir to take over after your husband death.
      it is the fact that can’t be disputed that Garang’s contribution was huge but can’t be exaggerated.A confused country doesn’t follow the rule of law.

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    • 11 July 2012 15:08, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

      who was the 1st splm official caught taking away junub sudan mony to foriegn land? was not "SHE" if splm g.vt talks of corruption then all of them deserve to resign and leave anti-corruption office to judge dependent on how each of them stole.corect me also if am wrong everyone was involved in this struggling of libration not only Garang. let give support to current leaders and let 4get the past

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      • 12 July 2012 09:27, by Nhomlawda

        Any house against itself falls. Nyandeng and her comrades need to come to their senses and stop their looting of national resources. Either Nyandeng, Kiir or Riek, they are all members of the said confused government and therefore share blame for all the confusion in the nation.
        We need a new generation to take power in this country but not old dudes (Kiir, Nyandeng, Riek or others in current GOSS

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  • 11 July 2012 06:55, by zulu

    YOU ARE RIGHT MADAM, BUT WITH GARANG ALSO, SOUTH SUDAN WOULD HAVE NOT BROKEN AWAY. IT COULD STILL LIVE UNDER THE SUBJECTION OF THE ARAB WANNBES, WHILE THE RESOURCES WOULD CONTINUE TO FUNNEL DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH AS WELL.
    HOWEVER, OUR BROTHRS IN ARMS FROM DARFUR, NUBA AND BLUE NILE WOULD HAVE HAD A FAIR REPRESENTATION UNDER GARANG

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    • 11 July 2012 07:04, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

      This is where you got it wrong,
      “We have accomplished our mission, it is your choice to choose if you want to be a second class citizen in your own country, than vote for unity or be free in your own country than vote for your freedom”,
      Who said those worlds? Please learn how the work of great and smart people analyses,

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    • 11 July 2012 08:25, by Agutran

      Nyandeng should know that; confusion is on the eyes of beholder! She should not tell us things were better in present of her husband!

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    • 11 July 2012 08:30, by Force 1

      The good answer to Nyandeng is; there is no confusion; things are actually calm today!

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  • 11 July 2012 07:03, by Madina Tonj

    Rebecca Nyandeng

    You are the one that making confusion in trying to created more problems. The late Dr. John Garang was among others Southern Sudanese why are you always back and forth? Corruption, the money which world donate for SPLA/M Movement were hiding by late and you know it, is that not corruption? The late was not able to bring Nuers and others groups to united as Southern Sudanese

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    • 11 July 2012 07:12, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

      I should not replied to you but your mouth is supporting nobody rather than evil, you are against Kiir, you are against Garang next you will be against new leader, this hate and jealousy derived you Tonj idiot people to killed William Deng Nhial for no reason, and if you do that to Kiir again you will be subject to anti leaders of south Sudanese, who are you to corrected leader? just enjoy your

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      • 11 July 2012 07:13, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

        Tonj cultural of gossipping toword leader,

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      • 11 July 2012 08:06, by Madina Tonj

        The people’s power

        First of all, William Deng was sold by al Mahdi even though the soldiers who killed him were from Tonj and Rumbek. Second John Garang’s father was a watchman in Tonj school this is the fact. Third what killed John Garang could be relate to either siner nor Majeir Gai’s blood. Forth, Tonj is the back bone of Southern Sudan and if any leader turn back away will follow William

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      • 11 July 2012 08:26, by Madina Tonj

        The people’s power

        Dinka Bor culture of dividing Southern Sudanese have been observed and it is not going to happen this time.
        You guys can fool Nuers but not we the people of started history. You were among the fights between Murle and Lou but later you guys put Lou Nuer to be the subject to the International community this is a drity politics in try to put picture someone and escape away Idocy

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      • 11 July 2012 09:07, by KABAKA

        people’s power that mind of stupidity does not give sense b’se william Deng died b’se of this nation the same way the Garang died should we say that he was killed my Bor idiot pple?.we pple of south s will never talk about Dr Garsng b’se the father remain the father he deserved to be respected and honored for the good work he did to free us.jealous acts can return to the owner.

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    • 11 July 2012 07:17, by allan

      REBECCA to make u understand no one hate garang but u are the one try to draw a line between dinka so u the one wit more confusion than one else im not try to be rude or something the fact can be state

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  • 11 July 2012 07:20, by JohnGarangFreedom

    People don’t twist her words in hatred way. She is not against gov’t of S. Sudan, she was saying truth after her husband death. Of course, many people were confusing when Garang die in unanticipated death. Even not S. Sudanese or Sudanese alone were confusing that time. The mass population around the world were concerned...

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    • 11 July 2012 07:35, by Xeno

      JGF,

      She is confusing every situation indeed. Not every occasion is good to remember Garang. He should be rem during occasions like martyre day. Come on guys, if Garang was that perfect why did many comrades left him during the liberation struggles? He was just like other human beings, and thru his mistakes, they disagree with him and left, some didn’t even want to come back when he was alive.

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  • 11 July 2012 07:25, by JohnGarangFreedom

    to me, this is stupid behaviors coming out of most S. Sudanese. E.G, people are now start complaining about money yet when North Sudanese been long in looting S. Sudanese’ resources, nobody was complaining. People need to give breaks to new nation. I believe most of these people did face anything during the civil war time. Most of them traitors who are always pro-complain without logic reasoning.

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    • 12 July 2012 08:41, by Ruach

      She is Garang Girl.Deaths to Garang boys and their Associates!!Without him,we voted for secession!!Long live R*SS

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  • 11 July 2012 07:26, by Xeno

    Nyan-deng must stop Garang craps day or nite. She thinks thing would have been ok if Garang is alive but she forgot her husband was a little unlikeable by many, so unity in the south would’ve been hardly attainable. She talks of corruption, but corruption started with her husband. Garang was corrupt in the bush that why he had 12 commanders from his subclan who were just enjoying life in Nbi.

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  • 11 July 2012 07:27, by JohnGarangFreedom

    People don’t twist her words in hatred way. She is not against gov’t of S. Sudan; she was saying truth after her husband death. Of course, many people were confusing when Garang die in unanticipated death. Even not S. Sudanese or Sudanese alone were confusing that time. The mass populations around the world were concerned...

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  • 11 July 2012 07:28, by JohnGarangFreedom

    to me, this is stupid behaviors coming out of most S. Sudanese. E.G, people are now start complaining about money yet when North Sudanese been long in looting S. Sudanese’ resources, nobody was complaining. People need to give breaks to new nation. I believe most of these people didn’t face anything during the civil war time. Most of them traitors who are always pro-complain without logic reasonin

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  • 11 July 2012 07:31, by JohnGarangFreedom

    Xeno, I think one of the traitors who did fight against South Sudanese freedom you enjoy today. You deny the truth and the truth will hunt down the backstabbers.

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    • 11 July 2012 07:40, by Xeno

      JGF,

      You just blew it son. I don’t to be a henchmen inorder to be a hero. Frankly, I come from the same tribe John garang come from, that does justify me to glorify him like he did not commit any mistake. Pathetic mind like you were they one who misled garang behind like he own South Sudan. Get lost slave!!!

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      • 11 July 2012 09:00, by Lokorai

        Xeno,

        It is not true that Garang appointed his own on the expense of others. It is agains irrational to talk like that as if you don’t know Garang or Kiir. You are one sided sir and only out to defend the wicked, primitive and uselss leader the country has ever has! Under Kiir people rebelled and others stayed out forever. Tribal overtone ah!

        let your mand retire!!!

        Lokorae

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        • 11 July 2012 20:04, by panom lualbil

          It’s true you can take good care of your puppy but later after it become a grown dog, it would bite you to death. This is what I can described these commentators. GOD created human being in His image but not in His heart. By them, it’s like stabbing theirs fathers in back while taking over theirs mothers. Ur being jealousy aginst dinka wont change spla/m or Garang’sreputation or history of s sudan

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          • 11 July 2012 20:47, by panom lualbil

            Without Garang we wont have nobody to rebel sucessfully against khartoum. In fact, we also have had C.in.Cs ranking to Garang but were obserbed by Arabs. But it’s becoz of stupidity or politic folks dont wanted to tell the truth. I cant blame you that much though, you’re those retorted whom winned by war b4 disciplined by parents.

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  • 11 July 2012 08:02, by viper

    Let this confused lady shut up! What does she think has confused South Sudan? If S. Sudan was confused, how did they made it to Referendum and the greater declaration of Independence? She is the one confused, but not South Sudan. She is just a power hungry lady

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    • 11 July 2012 08:11, by viper

      Nyandeng should know that she is not the only widow in this country. There are so many widowas of our spla comrades who are not able now to find food for their orphans. What can this poor Nyandeng complain about now since she has built so many concrete houses and even a clinic in Twic? Leave alone those Beer companies that she is trying to deny

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      • 11 July 2012 08:21, by viper

        Nyandeng should also know that she is the one who introduced corruption to SPLM officials couz when Garang died, she refused to hand over the properties that belongs to the movement which were in the hands of Garang. Nothing was handed over by this old lady last time. She has to know that she is corrupt. She has also made a school in the Name of Garang which registers kindergardens with 9,000 annu

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        • 11 July 2012 08:32, by viper

          Correction: I mean 9,000 ssp annualy, is this not looting and tarnishing of the good name of Garang? And is it not an encouragement to corruption? That you go to loot to come and pay the fees of your child? Pple of Bor should talk to this old lady to shut up since she has nothing to say. Garang’s commemoration is not now. It will be on the 30th of this month. We also have many comrades to remember

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          • 11 July 2012 08:40, by viper

            Con......... With him including my own father. My father has died fighting and I don,t use to disturb people now. Infact Garang is a great man to be remembered but should not be in the way of this old Nyandeng

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  • 11 July 2012 08:05, by junub

    Mama Nyandeng.

    you are trying to critised the jurdiction of Kiir Mayar dit,and leave our culture wic lower the right of women not to abuse the responsibility of the men,death is not a suprise to us,as u know so far we lost about 10 bilion people,if u need to succid to me ur husband in the Graf/on in the ground,u r wellcome

    plise stop abusing the Goverment of my president.
    Am warning u ohhh.

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    • 11 July 2012 08:25, by Aarai Baka

      Why she is opening her mouth about corruption while she was the first GOSS official got caught in London airport with cash worth $12.5million. she need to shut the hell up. I do have respect for her husband other than that, she need to find herself a new husband to please her.

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      • 11 July 2012 08:39, by Madina Tonj

        Aarai Baka

        Thank you for remembering us about her big corruption, she was caught up in the airport and when asking her then, she said, this money are belong to disable which was not true and the British police asked her again why are you bringing such amount here? By the way, the late chairman before he died, he was been discover as the richest man in all Eastern African leaders

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        • 11 July 2012 09:06, by Aarai Baka

          The airport Authority in London asked her two questions, why she having this millions of Dollars with her for? why she have to come to London with millions of dollars for disable people in Europe than having the money in South Sudan or she have to do some wire transferred bank to bank? she got stuck without answering single question. one word, sealed her that hole called mouth.

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        • 11 July 2012 09:20, by KABAKA

          Medina Tonj pple pretend as if they don’t know any things and yet they are the best. for her she knows very well that she is corrupt but she want to criticize others on corruption any other widows are there whose their husband died before Garang and they were all freedom fighters she is not the only.

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      • 11 July 2012 08:42, by Akibon

        Dear Rebecca Nyandeng,

        Your cry with your son Mabior over facebook that Your husband was murdered BY Kiir and hijack your Newsudan vision will go into the grave with you.
        Under John Garang’s Newsudan vision, Southerners would have remain slaves under Arabs while you enjoy presidency of New sudan. God is not sleeping and saw this and He had to take John Garang away far from our land’s victory.

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  • 11 July 2012 08:51, by Akibon

    Nyandeng Chol,

    Don’t forget the killing of commander Martin Majier Gai in cold blood wrapped into a sack and thrown into the river by John Garang could be the ultimate reason that claim John Garang’s life.
    Dictatorship always pays dearly and this could be why John Garang died before tasting peace.
    Remember if you kill your brother, you will be cursed.
    This small clan called Bor is dangerous.

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    • 11 July 2012 09:14, by viper

      Akibon, Not only Majier Gai Dr Benjamin Bol Akook of Northern Bahr El Ghazal was also killed by Garang in Addis Ababa just because he was a PHD holder like him. Infact Garang has fought the war as a leader but he has victimized pple of Bahr el Ghazal claiming to eliminate them to rule for ever as I heard last time from the pple of Bor that they were born to rule. These pple are really a threat

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      • 11 July 2012 09:20, by viper

        Con...... To our national and the good example was that Garang was against the integration of Nuer militias into the SPLA which could had made it difficult for the south sudanese to unite

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  • 11 July 2012 09:02, by Mr Equal

    Fist of all "what goes around come around"you and John have had chosen Salva Kirr as vice of John because of your own intersest and also with out plan B and C.I think things would have been different now if you and John would have chosen smart guys like Dr Lam Akol,Dr Riack Macar ,Thomas Charla as vice-prsedent. How could you select some one you know that he would not do the job righg?

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    • 11 July 2012 09:55, by Baby Polic

      Who will tell to mama Nyandeng that Bor themselves will not accept to go home since they left their home towns in 1991 for Equatoria. Well i can say she is right in one direction that is taking town to the people of which Kiir is not serious after it. Therefore, we can conclude Garag died with this principle but the fact remain Bor turned Equatoria to be their homes.

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      • 11 July 2012 09:58, by Baby Polic

        Mr Equal

        Shut your dirty mouth off you smell ya idiot!
        Lam Akol is a confused character who don’t know even how to point direction. what are you talking about?

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        • 11 July 2012 10:11, by Mr Equal

          To Baby son:
          You the one who shup up.you or your family will die soon with hunger because looters are going to run out of money to loot soon. you are stupid one who does not know what is right and wrong.when Dr Lam were talking about corruption you and your uncles were still sleeping. It is too late now you know it. Always you are back ward.

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        • 11 July 2012 10:16, by Baby Polic

          Nyandeng

          Tell to your drunkard Mabior Garang De Mabior to stop stupid post against president Kiir on face book. Kiir wasn’t against your husband otherwise if he was nothing would have been achieved and to be frank chances came through patience if you advise your idiot son to pay respect to the gov’t as people as well then there is time for every thing. Mabior is totally abusing kiir all over

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          • 11 July 2012 10:26, by Baby Polic

            Mr Equal
            Are you sick in mind? You are supporting Lam who wanted to united Sudan. oh my God! shut your ass off ya weat dog. what the hell is with Dr Lam? Shame on you idiot but whether you like or not SPLM will rule South Sudan for live forget your fucken DC of foot lovers.

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        • 11 July 2012 10:19, by Akuaak

          Dear Nyandeng,

          I don’t support kiir because he failed; however, the huge task he is undertaking is far more incomparative to the guerrila rule that John Garang use to carry in his briefcase.
          Salva Kiir is by far a messiah than John Garang. With John Garang alive we would have had difficulty reaching our destination because he was a dictator and unionist. Thank God he blessed us with Garang’s lif

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    • 11 July 2012 15:39, by Ariel muric

      Lam Akol, who is Lam Akol? Mr.= you r very confuse, go to toilet may be u will be ok. u realy sound blune with that ass of yours. what do you thinks could have made this people u mention to rule than to kill? i think u r one their dogs which run after people of south sudan’s life in 1991-2. man shut the fuck up be4 we lose our tamper and through ur lunacy Lam and Riak to the hell of death.

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  • 11 July 2012 11:31, by Chi Jguel

    Madam nyadeng go a head to take towns to rural because you have resources already. If you blamed the governement of Kiir, you blame yourself, better to keep quiete and work. Let fight corruption and bring development in peacefull manner. Too much talk is a sign of laziness.

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  • 11 July 2012 11:40, by Chi Jguel

    You suprised nation by opening a very expense school that afford only ministers, where do you thinks the vulnerable people go to?. Let me advice all of us, better keep quiete on some issues which willnot be put in practices at all. I am not against you but adjust yourself to fulfill your husband vision if you are serious.

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  • 11 July 2012 12:00, by Marco A. Wek

    While I have great respect late John Garang ,yet Nyandeng should very well know when you build a house, you need more than one beam or pole to support that building. Nyandeng should very well know Garang alone was not A to Z and who knows, had he been alive, Southerners might have not united and voted for their independence.

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  • 11 July 2012 12:03, by kimo

    i wonder what independence are they talking about!!!if the north is to open its doors for the southerner no one will remain for spla to govern...pagan amum is struggling now in addis ababa talks for a dual citizenship right for the southerners!!! do they want to back to oppression and 2nd class citizenship??? you are not yet independent people,,you may be so when the corrupt spla is gone or topple

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  • 11 July 2012 15:21, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    Dear Mama Nyandeng,

    Nothing at all like confussion in South Sudan after your dear dictator death, the thing was when you miss somebody you have been with even at home you don’t happy. To tell you Our late leader was not alone in struggling even u yourself u know that. there r stil sm more brillian guys to push our nation to where we want...plis stop cry for what u will neva reverse......

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    • 11 July 2012 15:33, by Lokorai

      You!

      was Garang killed or died? To me its seems as if you are mad against him in death now because he has killed one Majer Gai from Bahr El Ghazal.

      So Bahr El Ghazal people aren’t happy with that. If so then am afraid Garang was killed by anyone and everyone!!!

      Lokorai

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      • 11 July 2012 15:39, by Lokorai

        second, it sound to me that the argument has veered toward Kiir vs Garang performance, or people of Bahr El Ghazal and people from Bor.

        But Garang can’t be compared to such a feather and light weight called Kiir. Kiir can buy a doctorate but he can’t be 10% of Garang; that man was far superior Dinka I have ever heard and seen

        I pray the dogs called Dinka kill each other

        Lokorai

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        • 11 July 2012 16:11, by katnyokarieu

          For ur information uganda called lokarai Majier Gai is not Barh el gazal but from original Bor ,those one who were curse by Nuer proclaime witch Ngundeng to loss teeth.

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        • 11 July 2012 17:53, by Marco A. Wek

          Lokorai, leave Garang and Kiir, if I could ask you this simple question. What weight do you have and who apart from yourself know you? At least Kiir is your first president; you know that, your mother and father know that and the world know that but you, who know you real light weight?

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  • 11 July 2012 15:41, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    If Nyandeng talk of confussion becos of her Husband, did she knows that Garang was at the bottom list of south sudan mytries leaders? plis we r not comemorating 30th July....let me advice u to keep that speech in least than 3weeks time.......or

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  • 11 July 2012 18:11, by Dr.Feel Good

    Wanders shall never end...Rebecca de Mabior sounds so childish and uneducated in her speech. When you talk about confusion, you are a confused government official in the SPLM ruling party...you should thank God that you are still breathing in this party which is very unattractive in all corners. Kiir is humble but his surroundings are heartless with lack of vision towards their citizens.cont

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  • 11 July 2012 18:24, by Dr.Feel Good

    Garang died because he worked too much half his life. We thank God he fought for our rights. No one is perfect......Garang was not perfect but he worked very hard to deliver the needs of the people with no confusion,and that’s why he is still lives in our hearts.

    Garang was a comedian, father, leader and a sweet heart to us.

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  • 11 July 2012 22:18, by Kim Deng

    Garang’s disciples,

    If Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garang still alive, Rwanda should have been better than South Sudan.

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    • 12 July 2012 19:33, by panom lualbil

      I believed most of these GUYS [evils] are LOST BOYS [nuers]

      daisporas of civil-war who are expected to be seeds south

      sudan but tribalism shits. It’s said, when donkey went up

      to university, it will come back and behave similar to the
      parents [donkey.] It’s always their nature, dr riak for instance none of nuer wont born straight forward a leader or hero like late president Dr Garang

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  • 11 July 2012 22:33, by Cadaai ?o?

    Please, people try to be reasonable before you jump into discussion before you understand the message very well. Nyandeng is not against government of South Sudan. What her trying to say here is what did happen to South Sudanese, Sudanese and many international communities around the world who were feared that, the CPA might die as a result of Garang emergency death. Nyandeng came from honest...

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  • 11 July 2012 22:35, by Cadaai ?o?

    background tribe of Twi Dinka. These people in their nature are naturally transparent when it comes to issues that concern human being lives.

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  • 12 July 2012 02:46, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    The time had came for South Sudanese to feel extremely happy for their Independent Day on July9, 2012, which was the second victory years SPLA had achieved the objective of Southern Sudan revolutionary. The first revolutionary had attempt to fought the war, but they couldn’t get it, because God had plans for His Southern Sudan people to keep the story for their ancients resentment.

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  • 12 July 2012 02:48, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    He know SPLM/ SPLA will fight for 21 years, and they will loose their great hiro with in three weeks, that equal to 21 days. And they will achived their CPA, also, the three areas are still Southern Sudan. South Blue Nile, the Nuba Mountian and the greenage tree, that called people to go back home. Abyei(Deng Kuol) SPLM/SPLA Oyei!, Long live Southern Sudan!,Long live SPLM/SPLA.

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  • 12 July 2012 06:07, by Odingo

    Great speech Madam Rebeca Nyadeng
    Folks, I know this very well, she has very clear vision about our country than Riek and Kiir even she is more clear than her husband Garang. If Nyadeng is a president today road, clinics,hospitals, light on trees would have been already built up. That is what Rebeca is fighting for ya stupids commentators. You need that woman my friends.

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    • 12 July 2012 06:47, by Mi diit

      Please read the minutes of Rumbek reconciliatory conference in Nov. 2004 between Garang and Salva Kiir. You will find that corruption began with John Garang. It is very, very clear there. Every body in the leadership was pointing finger to late Garang for his corrupt system. Any way both Kiir and Garang belonged to Khartoum military before SPLA in 1983.

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  • 30 January 2013 16:09, by maropl

    Well Rebecca Nyandeng has finally revealed her true colour of internal rebellion against Salva Kiir. But she quickly forgot that she is part of the confusion in this Dinka-led government for seven years. Nyandeng katalog stron was appointed by Kiir as the first minister of Roads and Transport so that she could open roads and take towns to the people using.

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