Home | News    Friday 8 August 2014

Rumbek East county paramount chief killed by unknown gunman

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 8, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The paramount chief of Lakes state’s Rumbek East county, Apareer Chut Dhuol, was gunned down by an unknown assailant on Tuesday.

The attack occurred in Pacong payam (district), about 20km from Rumbek Central county.

According to the police service’s criminal investigation department (CID), the shooting is in retaliation for the death of late paramount chief Maker Mabor, who was killed in 2002.

Lakes state’s minister of local government and law enforcement, Jok Ayom Majak, called for calm on Thursday as Dhuol, who is the elder brother of Lake’s state’s military caretaker governor, Matur Chuol Dhuol, was buried.

Majak vowed that those responsible would be held accountable, while urging Dhuol’s supporters not to take the law into their own hands.

Rumbek East has been the scene of tensions between the Athoi clan, of which Dhuol hails, and Mabor’s Gony clan.

The latest incident has raised fears of further violence among the two clans.

However, Majak maintained that the situation is under control, saying that army and police forces were deployed in flashpoint areas in a bid to prevent further revenge killings.

Local police say state authorities have become increasingly isolated, with the public refusing to share information with law enforcement officers, making in difficult to investigate killings and maintain law and order in the region.

There are growing calls for South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit to relieve the caretaker governor, however, those calls have so far been overlooked.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 8 August 2014 12:44, by wang

    Let him go to hells

    repondre message

  • 8 August 2014 13:26, by Majak Mangar Chawul

    I do call greater Athoi and Gony in particular to leave this incident to the government to investigate rather than being avenge by the relatives of the deceased.
    The death of Aperer is paining everyone including the clans of the murderer because they will receive an endless. Blaming from Agaar and state mates. Let do keep the laws into our hands because the hands of the government is so long.

    repondre message

  • 8 August 2014 13:39, by Majak Mangar Chawul

    To all Joknyang and particular Ajuong sons and daughters.
    I would like to encourage all of you to strengthen your hearts for the demised of our beloved uncle, brother to compare it to the death of other Pajoknyeng starting from the Turkey revolution where many Mathiang Ajuong sons were killed in additions to others death like Marial Dier was killed by lions,Marual Makueng was killed by Nuer,Japer

    repondre message

    • 8 August 2014 14:39, by Gangura

      it is good news becoz all Dinkas want power, so let him died we want even all dinkas to die so that this country can get peace, we are tired of one tribe to dominate the all country yet we have 64 tribes in the country, stupid Paramount Chief as gone now remain Kirr and his followers to go and all of them will be leaving one by one, so Goobyee to Joknyang let him go we are still enjoying

      repondre message

      • 8 August 2014 17:34, by julia

        r u really u wang and gangura! a human being?

        repondre message

        • 8 August 2014 17:47, by julia

          oh guys? Long time! I never ever comment since august last yr when Gen. Kiir sack founder of nyigateen Riek machar!
          But what make me coment today is what wang and his malitia collegue posted. Am so sorry for the loss of chief Aperer Chut Duol! May almighty God rest his soul in external peace! Government must take tough action! Like what Garang did in 2002!

          repondre message

        • 8 August 2014 17:51, by julia

          oh guys? Long time! I never ever comment since august last yr when Gen. Kiir sack founder of nyigateen Riek machar!
          But what make me coment today is what wang and his malitia collegue posted. Am so sorry for the loss of chief Aperer Chut Duol! May almighty God rest his soul in external peace! Government must take tough action! Like what Garang did in 2002!

          repondre message

  • 8 August 2014 15:19, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The system which has been applied to the killers, who had killed deputy chief named Maker Mabior will be automatically apply to the killers who killed paramount chief Apareer Chut Dhuol without investigation.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Musa Hilal’s "Awakening": Khartoum’s worst nightmare? 2015-04-22 06:33:05 By the Sudan Democracy First Musa Hilal, once one of the principal commanders of the Janjaweed militias which supported the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the 2003/04 ethnic cleansing campaign in (...)

A brief history one man’s destructive misrepresentations 2015-04-18 08:07:54 By Eric Reeves Al Jazeera America is currently airing a two-part documentary that attempts to represent the character and causes of the catastrophe that has overtaken South Sudan following the (...)

Sudan’s election marred by arbitrary detention, and insecurity 2015-04-18 06:31:10 By African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Sudan’s national general elections began on 13 April 2015. Scheduled to end on 15 April, they were extended one day by the National Elections (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan’s 2015 Elections: A huge step in democratic consolidation 2015-04-22 13:12:25 EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN 3 CLEVELAND ROW, ST.JAMES'S LONDON SW1A 1DD TEL: 020-7839 8080 PRESS AND INFORMATION RELEASE (2/2015) Sudan’s 2015 Elections: A Huge Step in Democratic (...)

Sudanese security arrest rights defender Adil Bakheit 2015-04-18 08:04:21 FRONT-LINE DEFENDRSPress StatementSudan Human rights defender Adil Bakheit arrested Human rights defender Mr Adil Bakheit was arrested on 16 April 2015 by the National Intelligence and Security (...)

Which do you choose? Peace or War? 2015-04-18 06:16:42 To the South Sudanese Diaspora Which do you choose? Peace or War? Coalition of Advocates for South Sudan, April 11, 2015 “The Voice of the South Sudanese Diaspora” Who are/What is the South (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.