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Police accused of shooting 3 labourers in Warrap


February 24, 2013 (JUBA) - Reports from South Sudan’s Warrap state indicate that three people were wounded on Thursday 21 February at around 11am when police fired on six civilians who were protesting against not being paid for manual labour.

The commissioner of Gogrial West county, Makuc Aru Luac, told Sudan Tribune that the six men had been making bricks for Makuc Makuc Ngongdit, the Secretary General of Warrap state branch office of South Sudan’s ruling party - the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Commissioner Luac said the three wounded men have been taken to Gogrial Hospital. A suspect has been arrested and an investigation is being conducted to establish the root causes of the dispute and who ordered the shooting.

“The cause of shooting was a difference over payment", Luac told Sudan Tribune on Saturday from from Gogrial town, an administrative headquarters of Gogrial West County.

When people arrived at the brick-making area outside Kuacjok town to collect the bricks, the labourers refused to handover what they had produced until they were paid.

According to the commissioner, Makuc then "decided to send police to bring them to town so that the difference could be settled but they refused. It was during this time [...] that the police decided to fire up in attempt to scare them".

Makuc did not return repeated calls to ask him to comment on the matter. Sudan Tribune was not able to independently verify the allegations but police sources have confirmed that one person has been arrested over the incident.


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  • 25 February 2013 04:33, by master

    landlocked country suffering from oil shutdowm very much

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    • 25 February 2013 05:51, by Tong dut

      The police at warrap can do that, since every one are boss.
      If the civilian can not respect the low, action should be taken, not by shooting. by arrest.
      Being an uncle is a problem to them selves.

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      • 26 February 2013 14:27, by adamu

        It is not only warraps who are in this alone, but everywhere in the nation is choatic. It seems to me like we are being cursed. GOD save our beloved new Nation.

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    • 25 February 2013 06:07, by omoni jr.

      Master or Bastard ,
      mind your business dude,why don’t you mourn over sixty people killed in North Darfur state idiot?? or just shut up..

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  • 25 February 2013 06:09, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Gun controller and ground ordered will face justic no joking.

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  • 25 February 2013 06:34, by Deng II

    South Sudan lead by visionless President where every body holding gun have a right to kill civillions and beating them without a legimate reason is getting pain in the ass. You let the people work for a months without being paid,are they Slave? If you don’t pay them, let them hold thier brick untill you pay them. A Country that doesn’t know the energy waste by an individual is valuable.

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    • 25 February 2013 12:10, by Morthon Akol

      My dear you are right. those people are not slaves they are working to be payed. all over the world you make sure that you have money to pay workers before the start doing work for you.

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    • 26 February 2013 08:13, by Reconciliation

      Dear brother,let us learn to point at particular person who has committed the crime.In fact,a person like Makuc Makuc should just be removed from his position.Because what he did has demage the image of SPLM as a ruling party.So the party leadership at the national level should intervene and let him face justice for what he has done.Why did he refuse to pay them? They are not slaves

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  • 25 February 2013 07:39, by DDooggaa

    HAHAHAHAH these Jenge, with their jokes.

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    • 25 February 2013 10:12, by Tong dut

      Mr DDoooo,
      That is the mining of the ward Dinka. means death or he kills.
      You copy me right.

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  • 25 February 2013 11:50, by Jong Anthony

    police acted in self defense, people should not politicized everything happening for one reason or another,yes, no body is allow by the law to shoot anyone but law allow us to defend one’s self from any harm

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    • 25 February 2013 19:00, by Bungachier 50

      Dear All,
      Let us be realistic when looking at such issues. These guys had the right to get paid for their "labour". Being a party leader does no mean people have to lay for you bricks for free. I wish you guys quick recovery. South Sudan P. is full of street and rascal boys. Screening must be considered. They are even the ones stealing from the Civilians at night in Juba there.

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  • 25 February 2013 12:20, by Man alone

    ’’Benydit’’ in South Sudan here will not take us along,people assume being in a civil seat means you manhandle the very people you are ’’benydit’’ to.Mr.Alessio Makuc is just a basic school drop out and luckily assumed the post of party’s secretary general in Warrap state.we need smart educated leaders not idiots who instigate hatred among people.

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    • 25 February 2013 15:21, by John Akot

      Man alone
      you are right by the way, I wonder how can aparty secretary become a trader of brick and dose not know the right of the workers to pay them thire dues,our people cannot ashame of themselvies,late 2015 come we will vote such of people out in the powers its happened in many time in warrap state that you cannot cliam the right,if you cliam it ,you cannot be dismised if you are working.

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  • 25 February 2013 12:37, by Juma mike

    Man alone,you are very right,infact we need smart guys for our public jobs.

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  • 25 February 2013 17:38, by Costa

    Protesting in South Sudan is an act of suicide, I thought Wau incident has educated people on what type of police we have. Ignorant Police, know nothing but shooting at whoever criticizes their boss.

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  • 26 February 2013 08:24, by Reconciliation

    Makuc Makuc is a criminal.He normally use his position misbehaves with other people,s wives and daughters that are working with him in the SPLM secretariat.He employ them in return for sex.Such a person should not be allowed to lead people.He should be dismiss immediately if you want the SPLM to progress in Warrap State.

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