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Teachers Union condemn killing of two colleagues in Rumbek

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August 3, 2013 (RUMBEK) - The South Sudan National Teachers Professional Union (NTPU) has condemned last week’s murder of two teachers in Rumbek East County in Lakes State.

The teachers, Dut Makur Temthok, a headmaster of the local Mathiang primary school, and Malual Mayom Ayuop, a teacher at the same school were murdered on Tuesday last week during an inter-communal revenge attack between pastoralist youth from Pamany, a sub-section of the Kok Dinka tribe.

Kachuol Majuong Kachuol, Chairman of the South Sudan Teachers Professional Union on Thursday condemned the murder and equated it to fighting South Sudan.

“If you kill a teacher, you are fighting the nation,’’ said Majuong.

Majuong called upon Lakes authorities to apprehend the suspect(s) in the murder of the teachers.

‘‘I appeal to the Lakes state government to arrest the suspect(s) and produce them before court. If the perpetrators are not arrested, this will not make us [teachers] happy, but they should face the court.’’

The Chairman of the teachers union appealed to the Lakes state government to urgently reform the justice system and to forward all pending cases before the courts of law in order to win the confidence of those affected by the inter communal violence.

Lakes state government introduced tough security measures after the removable of elected Governor Chol Tong Mayay in February, replacing him with military caretaker Governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol.

Consequently Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, ordered the mass arrest of members of the Kok Dinka tribe. A total of 50 people from the Pathoth and Pamany sub-sections were detained in Langcok military prison, although no formal charges were brought against them.

Rumbek has been the scene of a violent cycle of revenge attacks, fueled by an ineffective justice system.

(ST)

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  • 4 August 2013 05:51, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    Real mad, now mad for the death of Moorher and the two teachers.

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  • 4 August 2013 06:16, by Bentiu son

    Wow!what madness? my first condolence goes to the family of victims.The anarchy n chaos widen in Lake State due to unconstitutional removable of elected Governor Chol Tong Mayay in February 2013,replaced him with military dictator caretaker Governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol who appointed by incompetent President Kiir.Kiir has got bad intention towards Lake State becoz the opposed his rebellion in

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    • 4 August 2013 06:26, by Bentiu son

      2004 against Dr.John Garang. Kiir thought Lake State failed him by sized with Dr.John Garang De Mabior during their reconciliation processes which involved elders n community leaders to resolve their political differences peacefully.Kiir victimized former Governor Tong becoz he wanted Dinka Rek to destroyed Agaar sub clans within Lake State.The current Caretaker stay illegally in Office due to Sal

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    • 5 August 2013 04:23, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      solve your own problems in your state, son of food loving poor parent. Dinka are more than capable to stop this inhumane tragedies. your little beer brain is not enough for your family.so ya might as well save it for minor family feuds.

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  • 4 August 2013 06:55, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The rampant death will not end unless political ramification raising in State Assembly should be crackdown and put these MPs under suspension, they are fueling secterian violent in the state, they are just sit-in the office corrupting constituency funds with out diemension development they stupilate during campaigned, just only only greedy power without success, governor cannot works himself without assistant by community or intellactual.

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  • 4 August 2013 07:13, by William Atak Garang.

    first of all i would like to convey my condolence to the family of the late teachers God will rest their souls in peace. whether there could be justice in Lakes State, the criminals who killed teachers must be apprehended killing of the teachers inside school is very painful across the 10 State of SS. the youth in varies payam of Lake State should assist the government to arrest those murderers.

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  • 4 August 2013 09:29, by Marco Bul

    Why calling "suspects","unknown gunmen"?Let Matur Chut teach these Homo Sapians how to live life.I heard they have filled prisons/jails abroad.Oh,God,open their brains to atleast become real Christians instead of Animists!!!

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  • 5 August 2013 11:35, by Magok M.

    I pass my condolence message to the entire community of lakes state for losing such educated people. It’s very bad to act in such a way of murdering innocent teachers who are helping the nation. Lakes state’s Governor should take serious action against those suspect and deal with them according the law.

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