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South Sudan presidency hails ex- Tonj governor for peaceful transfer of power


March 1, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s presidential press secretary has commended the decision of the former Tonj governor who celebrated his removal from the office, saying he wants to show respect to South Sudanese leader.

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Akec Tong Aleu (ST Photo)

Ateny Wek Ateny said accepting change shows respect to rule of law.

“That is how a confident man or woman should behave when removed from public office. The respect for the rule of law should be celebrated. Akec Tong is the one I should give unreserved respect, not those who run away when they hear news of their removal. Those types are the one that doesn’t think they can back to normal”, said Ateny while acknowledging the role played by the former governor.

The presidential spokesperson was reacting to social media reports and posts displaying a picture of former Tonj Governor celebrating his removal from the office.

Ateny did not mention a name of a person who ran away following removal from the office.

Commentators were quick to interpret the comments to mean a direct reference to the former chief of staff, Paul Malong Awan who decided to run away from Juba without handing over the office after removal from the assignment in May 2017


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  • 1 March 23:11, by lino


    You are comparing 2 different opinions; put yourself in both Malong and Akec then you will know what decision to make?!
    Question for you... When is the President going to fire himself based on the 2011 constitution?! He clings to power and only his days will leave that seat empty!!!

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    • 2 March 01:36, by Koryom2

      Thank you Mr. Akech Tong, that is how we should be handling our things. How the government of South Sudan must be candid & frank to traitors like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol & Co. to come back to South Sudan & join the national dialogue here in side South Sudan and form their own damn parties to contest in elections if at all they believe>>>

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      • 2 March 01:42, by Koryom2

        they still have anything tangible to offer our country & our people, besides their current treason against our country & our people. Their bullsh*ts of holding our country & our people hostage in foreign countries & would want to bring their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between into our country is an absolute insult to our people>>>

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        • 2 March 01:48, by Koryom2

          and our country. If the traitors really like their evil white Americans, English people & Norwegians that much, then let traitors take their masters to Central Equatoria, Twic East, Leer & Fashoda villages. Otherwise, their bullsh*ts in those hotels, bars & brothels of Adis Ababa would not come and be implemented. The traitors do not know the level of hatred they have implanted among the>>>>

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          • 2 March 01:55, by Koryom2

            South Sudanese people with their so-called troika countries has gone very deep. And the traitors are going to pay with their damn lives. Somalization of South Sudan is going to be the only way to settle our scores with these traitors & their evil white Americans, English people, their damn UN & their NGOs criminals>>>

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            • 2 March 01:59, by Koryom2

              The traitors have been honestly asked to come to South Sudan, but they are being held hostage by their foreign masters in foreign countries as their bargaining cards & blackmails to their evil selves back into our country & our people. Really, what do these criminals really think they are? Fellows, hatred is hatred. Their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies>

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              • 2 March 02:05, by Koryom2

                have killed our people by proxy purposely for the evils to be welcomed into our country to come & plunder our country like the evils had/are currently doing in DRC, CAR, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan or Ukraine. And we have some of our sellouts who sold their souls to these evils. But the evils & their puppets have step on the wrong people feet>>>

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                • 2 March 02:10, by Koryom2

                  the evil coporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their of their sleazy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. Our country is not for sale where every hyena around the world would come & claim having stakes in. Like their constant foolish language of ’stakeholders’. What stakes do the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN>>>>

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                  • 2 March 02:14, by Koryom2

                    their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between have over our country & us? Nonsense. The damn evil corporate America was given the first priority to come & invest in our country over other countries. But the evils refused, instead, the evils just want to toy around with our country & our people with their regime change dirty intrigues>>>

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                    • 2 March 02:18, by Koryom2

                      The evil white Americans, English people, their UN & their NGOs do not know that here in South Sudan, it is a country of revengeful people. And the evils are going to taste how much hatred we have towards our enemies.

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      • 2 March 05:16, by jubaone

        Kuch aka koryom2
        Just stick to the contents of the article and give pertinent responses other than your copy-abd-paste scum. That is something for lazy thinkers who can’t think well.

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        • 2 March 05:38, by jubaone

          Who cares for these worthless "jiengestans" anyway? Gok, Tonj, Twic, Aweil and so on and on ? They are economically irrelevant, poor and unskilled illiterates as administrators, idling youth who waste their entire times singing bull/cow songs instead of cultivate and feed their hungry jienges. What has this governor of jiengestan Tonj done for his people?

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  • 2 March 05:14, by Mayendit

    Still there is lacking of transparency and satisfaction factory. I had read the law in college and I knew all systems of what will make government runs smoothly but this South Sudan system is not familiar to what I had study. There are two types of running government. 1. Hot power system. 2. Soft power system. Hot power is a dictatorship system and soft power system is purely a democracy.

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  • 2 March 05:18, by Eastern

    Akech Tong, like Taban Deng, is just another product of fake Arab....

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    • 2 March 05:44, by jubaone

      Akech doesn’t have the features of a "raw and unpolished jienge" like Daniel Awet or kiirminal himself with deep jienge trademark. He looks like a jellaba-jienge and one would think he is a Zande, Balanda etc.

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      • 2 March 05:54, by Eastern


        I have worked closely with Akech Tong Aleu in Kuacjok when he was deputy to Nyandeng Malek. I know him in depth. He acted the way he did because he’s not a ’raw’ jenge as you observed. If it was the Maturs, the Malongs of this world, you would expect fire. Now my friend Manhiem Bol should be freaky of what comes next.

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        • 2 March 07:36, by Nyesi Ta

          Akech Tong being a molato, has some sense of being sub human and is sending a message to the fool called Kiir Al Awiir to hand over power peacefully, but the man couldn’t understand the message that the governor is sending instead the idiot president went to the podium to praise Akech without feeling embarrassed before the nation in particular and the world at large.

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  • 2 March 05:35, by Mayendit

    Continue: The above mentions are the choices for any country to chose one and decide on how to make establishment for government now, our people have to chose one. Each one has many ways of creating branches for example, moderate democracy system such as Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Israel and many more others. I am wondering what type of S.Sudan’s government system?. Decentralization system is confusing.

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  • 2 March 05:48, by Mayendit

    Continue: The negative and positive about hot power system and soft is absolutely different. The hot power system is very negative indeed and the people might faces economic problems while, government controls every things and the good example is North Korea. The soft power system is the most positively democracy system, the citizens have the rights to do what the wants because of good economic.

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    • 2 March 06:32, by Koryom2

      It depends on what kind of democracy or federation a country chooses. Kenya is not a federation. It is however has provinces & counties, sub-counties, locations & sub-locations. But the supreme authority (a central government) is based in Nairobi. The provinces of Kenya cannot make their own laws without permission from central government in Nairobi>>>

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      • 2 March 06:41, by Koryom2

        But all in all, Kenya has something resembling a democracy. ethiopia is a federation, it has states and all. But still, the central government in Adis Ababa calls the shots over states, can you get the different brother Mayendit? Here in South Sudan, we have a federal system where by each state can pass it own laws apart from federal government in Juba. But since we are bunch of impatience lots>>>

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        • 2 March 06:50, by Koryom2

          here in South Sudan, we just want our federation to be like the Canadian, Australian or Germans overnight. These systems of governance are refined & effected overtime. Some of our idiots from Equatoria & our some of our Nuers were making a lot of noises about wanting to have federalism in our country. Well, here they have it! But according to some of our Equatorians twisted view about federation>>

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          • 2 March 06:57, by Koryom2

            as a system of governance in our country----means creation of states with the Dinkas/Jenges in Equatoria. A ’korkora’ system to be precise. Take for example, some of these Equatorians are making a lot noises about Dinkas/Jenges in Juba. But the idiots do not know that Juba is a South Sudanese Capital. If you can ask some of these Equatorians, how many Dinkas/Jenges are in state parliament>>>

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            • 2 March 07:04, by Koryom2

              of Jubek, River, Imatong, Gbudue etc states? None. There are some ordinary Dinkas/Jenges who are in these states, but they are South Sudanese & a South Sudanese can live wherever he/she damn chooses in South Sudan. But some of our Equatorians often lecture others about being more civilized than other South Sudanese. Something that is questionable as to where the Equatorians of all people got>>>

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              • 2 March 07:12, by Koryom2

                their civilization from in the Equatorial jungle than the Dinkas/Jiengs, Nuers, Anyuaks & Shilluks who have had contacts & live with the ancient Egyptians? And to be honest, we are the Ancient Egyptians. Anyway, Mr Mayendit, l think l tried to answer your question on what kind of democracy, federalism or the best system of governance we really need in our country>>>

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                • 2 March 07:20, by Koryom2

                  anything at all, apart from *dictatorship & the US so-called federalism* The US & the UK are most corrupt countries on earth. Their corruptions are highly legalized that many South Sudanese laypeople who went to the US or the UK would not have not noticed. In the UK though, there is what they called, the house of lords that is not elected by anyone but these so-called lords make decisions>>>>

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                  • 2 March 07:31, by Koryom2

                    that affect majority of British people and yet those idiots are not elected. And there is the house of common---common people to be precise. This is the only house that is the only house that elected. Go to the US---the US is not a real democracy but a plutocracy, corporatism or even a fascism at worse. In the US the corporations & lobbyists control both the US congress & senate>>>

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                    • 2 March 07:38, by Koryom2

                      and these are the hyenas some of our sellouts being held hostage in foreign countries like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Riek Machar, Lam Akol & Co. would want to bring into our country. The traitors are playing games though.

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  • 2 March 06:00, by Whortti Bor Manza

    A orchestrated and a premeditated event to fool people into believing that Dinkas are orderly and peaceful people. Why not expose the killings among the Aguok and Puock diatribes.

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  • 2 March 06:08, by Mayendit

    Finally on Tonj State transfer power to another. I know the people of Tonj communities are not only patriotism people but also they have history from the late Son William Deng Nhial and it was said, the late Chairman Dr. John Garang was a foot-step of William Deng. I have no problem if the right person was appointed than Anthony Bol Madut. I am also troubling with frequent removed as a theory.

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  • 2 March 07:18, by Theallseeingeye

    Ateny Wek

    you hit the nail on the head "accepting change shows respect to rule of law." but why did you failed to accept any chances when it comes to negotiating the peace agreement, specially for security arrangement.

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  • 2 March 07:35, by Theallseeingeye

    Dear Readers allow me to draw your attention to these:


    note: tonj= (jienge/Dinka) Kuajena=(Jur/loua)

    the gienge like fighting, war, disorder, and any kind of cruelty you could imagine, sometimes I assume these being have not yet evolved into modern humans, they are still at the stage of early apes.

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    • 2 March 07:42, by Theallseeingeye

      but when it comes to this "http://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/over-32-000-people-lack-healthcare-and-clean-drinking-water-in-aweil-state".
      they are beggar and can cry very loudly. I wonder how are we going to thrive to those creatures. therefore I only came with two theories Jienge is either God’s incomplete creature or contracted error during creation"

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      • 2 March 08:36, by Koryom2

        If you believe on these propaganda machines from RADIO TAMAZUJ & this SUDAN TRIBUNE, then you are behind curve chap. Radio Tamzuj often make these stories simply to enrage lowly informed South Sudanese people & to give Some low lives like you idiot something to cling on. Let me tell you Theallseeingeye, Mading Aweil community is a community of ground ups people idiot>>>

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        • 2 March 08:43, by Koryom2

          and if Mading community & other Dinka/Jieng communities were to be always throwing tantrums like some of you Equatorians & some of our Nuer idiots, then our the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan would still be lurking around your damn Equatorian villages to date. As l always post on this website, l was one of the boys who blasted the so-called arabs from your Yei in 1997, Kapoeta in 2002>>>

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          • 2 March 08:54, by Koryom2

            and some other small towns in your own Equatoria. I was injured very badly in the battle of Kapoeta, in New Kapoeta. But in all my battalions l fought in them, l never saw a single Equatorian or a Nuer my battalions chap. Only a few boys from Nuba Mountains & Southern Blue Nile. But the rest were Dinka/Jenge boys from greater greater Upper Nile & greater Bhar El Gazelles then idiot>>>

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            • 2 March 09:02, by Koryom2

              When are you idiots going to bring your apes to come & liberate our still occupied territories like Kaffa Kingi, Aliny/Panthou and others from our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, if your apes know how to fight wars Mr. Theallseeingeye idiot. But hey Theallseeingeye, why didn’t many of your apes in Equaoria didn’t blasted the mundukurus out of your villages & towns then, when you idiots>>>

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              • 2 March 09:09, by Koryom2

                were cowering in Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Khartoum or other countries? Mr. Theallseeingeye idiot, when we tell you that the Dinkas/Jiengs are the most well educated in South Sudan, you won’t believe it because many of you idiots from Equatoria always come with their fake certificates from Uganda & other countries & claim to be more educated----bullsh*t>>>

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                • 2 March 09:16, by Koryom2

                  If the Dinkas/Jiengs you idiots often talk down all the times were fools, then how did we managed to challenge the most well armed enemy (the cloned arab North Sudan) in the Continent? If it were not the betrayal of our fools like Riek Machar, Lam Akol & some of you Equatorian idiots, the SPLA would have marched to Khartoum in late 1990 or in the middle of 1991>>>

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                  • 2 March 17:41, by jubaone

                    Kuch aka Koryom2,
                    Now go liberate Abyei instead of idling around. Most of you ran away as lost boys to Kakuma and the many who didn’t make it are squatting like settlers in Nimule unable to return to Jonglei. Good for nothing cowards hiding themselves from a tiny Murle tribe. We shall return you sooner or later bcoz we have to farm our ancestral lands.

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  • 3 March 07:44, by Kenyang ll

    For starters, Gen. Malong was removed as the result of long dispute over how to bring peace to the country. If it was normal rotation why would Salva Kiir and circle house arrested him? Ateny Wek is making the issue as between him and Gen. Malong but he must be reminded he’s only spokeperson for Salva Kiir with no credentials to attack Malong, a celebrated historic liberator and protector.

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