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May 19, 2017 (JUBA) - A general in the South Sudan army (SPLA) has been accused of taking side in a recent communal feud that resulted in the death of over ten people.

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South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20, 2015 (Photo AFP/Samir Bol)

Dinka Bor and Mundri have used to trade accusations of using weapons belonging to the national army SPLA or claim the involvement of soldiers from the rival tribes in the clashes over ownership and use of natural resources.

This time, the Major General Malual Majok, head of the mechanised unit in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) at the general headquarters in Juba is personally accused of taking side in favour of his ethnic Dinka Bor in clashes occurred earlier this month with the Mundri.

According to a statement by Mundari Global Community on 8th May 2017, General Majok, allegedly allowed arms and personnel under his direct command in a purported coordination with the division commander based in his home Bor to carry attacks on civilian settlements inhabited by ethnic Mundri in Central Equatoria region.

“A motor boat carrying the riverine forces and the SPLA division 8 under the command of Malual Majok were dispatched from Gondokoro through Mongala. The riverine forces attacked civilians in the island of Korchomba and Gumeiza, terrorised, displaced civilians and (caused) massive destructions,” the statement reads in part.

The motives for which a top military officer took side in the communal feud remain unclear. Sudan Tribune was unable to reach him for comments despite several attempts. Military colleagues and relatives denied his involvement, describing the allegations as false and as a "smear propaganda".

Ethnic conflicts and rivalry over grazing lands in South Sudan have often been attributed to actors primarily divided by cultural and ethnic lines.

Long-standing herder-farmer conflicts, typically involving disputes over land and/or cattle between herders and farmers in the states of Jonglei, parts of former Warrap state, Lakes, parts of former unity have killed thousands of people and displaced tens of thousands more.

Analysts agree that the conflicts between the Dinka-Bor and Mundari over the natural resources have been transformed into violent political conflicts over the years.

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  • 20 May 04:24, by dinkdong

    That’s what happen when you have the chance to air your grievances first. These bastards never mention the destruction they cause when they killed over 31 innocence civilians on Juba-Bor road, majority of whom were women and children. Thanks a lot one-sided reporter!

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    • 20 May 05:33, by doot

      Sudantribune`s writer seems to project his high rate of bias on Bor community,and really very low on other communities.He seems to be "high on projecting his own hostility on Bor community.He is also "high" on targeting Bor officials,and quiet "low" on targeting officials from other communities.He seems to enjoy high rate of feedback at expenses of Bor community.

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    • 20 May 08:59, by Akuma

      Dingdong,

      Sudan Tribune with their reporters are bullshits in reporting. How come they never report the mass killing of Jieng-Bor. Was there any fighting between Jieng-Bor & Mundari after the killing happen to accused Gen. Malual Majok of taking side? Such statement are falls and baseless of nature but just to portray bad image.

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  • 20 May 09:24, by Mr. Right

    Unreliable and Poor reporting is attributed to lack of professional ethics and this is what Sudan Tribune is portraying.

    What a total crap, total grotesque??

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    • 20 May 09:54, by Lango2010

      you better pay deaf ears to this bias report, because this what western medias do always. propagandas war and inctement on our communities. we need to be careful as South Sudanese to avoid tarnishing our images on the world.

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  • 20 May 10:34, by Dengda

    Communal feud, Jonglei are capable now to revenge any wrong done to us, this time we reject disarming and we are working toward arming ourselves to the level of aggressors neigbours. Question who attacked the bodyguard of the first president at Gemiza resulted to two death and wounded. Why Mundari community attack national army passing by their terror or national highway? tribal mind set we will d

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    • 20 May 16:00, by jubaone

      Dengda,
      The only viable and real option is for all different SS nationalities to arm themselves however possible and defend their territorial lands. Equatorians must also arm themselves and all jienges whether in 5, 10 or 50 yrs are bot allowed to squat anywhere. To hell with Jienge Republic wye4eye, blood4blood.

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      • 20 May 19:31, by South South

        jubaone,

        Nyam-Nyam knows how to talk like human being, only talking is what people like you are good at.
        " all jienges whether in 5, 10 or 50 yrs are bot allowed to squat anywhere"

        I thought you are perfect in English and you never made any mistake in your writing. What a wicked dirty monkey!!!!!!

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        • 20 May 19:50, by jubaone

          South South,
          Aryan jienge did you wash you filthy ass as I told you? Just get a mirror and have a good look and smile ya ibn al kelib, was an!

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          • 20 May 20:03, by jubaone

            South South,
            God created heaven and earth then human beings. After that he created all other animals and lastly all insects. As he rested on 7th day, he recalled that he had forgotten to create flies and jienges. He quickly created flies then jienge as last. Wherever flies are, there are also jienges around like shit 💩 flies. Uh Koror!

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          • 20 May 23:07, by South South

            Jubaone,

            Dirty Nyam-Nyam, you must address your stupid English mistake you made. If you try to leave it like that, then there is something wrong with your education. Before you put your dirty stupid writing to the public, check it first Nyam-Nyam. What a poor dirty ass Nyam-Nyam! This kind of shit of your writing must tell us something very important about you.

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            • 21 May 00:12, by jubaone

              South South,
              What wonders and surprises that a jienge savages can also learn to identify common mistakes or misspellings. Just learn first to wipe clean your sand grain filled jienge ass and put on underpants ya Aryan jienge. Bravo, the jienge has scored 100% and can now join the league of intelligent Equatorians. But pls not with naked filthy ass. Ok? We also have some water for washing.

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  • 20 May 20:00, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Well, this is not the first time Dinka leaders have been accused for backing up their tribe. This accusation is a plain lier or propaganda. Therefore, we dinka leaders are aware about these accusations.

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