Declaration: Red Army Foundation Splits As Members Defects To Opposition


March 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) – In a declaration communiqué seen by Nyamilepedia Press, more than 40 members of Red Army Foundation (RAF) have denounced the leadership of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and switched allegiance to Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the former Vice President and the current chairman and commander-in-chief of SPLM/SPLA [IO].

“Our organization is officially joining the SPLM/IO under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, a visionary and charismatic concern citizen with defined goals for the future of South Sudan and the entire region” part of the declaration reads.

The decision to defect was passed after intensive deliberations by members of RAF in many parts of the world.

More than forty members of Red Army Foundation attended a 3-hours long teleconference, three days ago, to decide their fates and that of their organization in the current conflict.

In their communiqué, members of RAF have accused the SPLM [Juba] Chairman, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, of violating and betraying the core values of their organization, which include national building, peace, unity and prosperity as enshrined and inspired by their late chairman, Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

The youth organization, which President Salva Kiir has utilized in the past two years to mobilize support, is falling apart as core members of RAF begin to believe that President Salva Kiir has turned tribal, cruel and negligence of national interests, values and sovereignty.

Members of RAF accuse President Salva Kiir of “ethnic cleansing”, as defined by the leaked reports of African Union, and demand that their chairman must face the International Criminal Court (ICC) to count for gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity that have been committed in the country since 2013.

The defecting members have further call on their colleagues in the foundation, youth and other South Sudanese within the country and abroad to stand up for their rights and freedoms in order to restore the country from ruins and destruction of lives and property.

Read the full declaration below:

Red Army Foundation Declaration:

Members of initial red army in training during the first decade of SPLM/SPLA(Photo: extracted)

Members of initial red army in training during the first decade of SPLM/SPLA(Photo: extracted)

An independent organisation that promote national identity, peace, unity, prosperity and national services:

“In the memory of our treasured citizens, indiscriminately and intentionally killed in Juba, and especially to our beloved comrade in struggle Dr. Thomas Lul Kuayien………….Rest in Eternity peace”

Loyalists and peace loving citizens of this great nation we are denouncing the government of the Republic of South Sudan under the fragile, and tribalist leadership of General Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Our organization is officially joining the SPLM/IO under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, a visionary and charismatic concern citizen with defined goals for the future of South Sudan and the entire region.

After December 2013 premeditated ethnic genocide of the Nuer citizens and the marginalized people of South Sudan, the Red Army Foundation lost its image and vision toward national identity, peace, unity, prosperity and national services. Members of our historical organization became the executors of an egotistical schema which perpetrated the innermost vision of our institution.

Our deflection and support to the SPLM/IO became eminent, after the illegal use of our institution as a medium of propaganda by pro-government elements in Juba to promote hatred, revulsion and kept broaden division within our society. We are forced to take this comprehensive decision to split a symbolic and patriotic institution, to preserve the most valuable principles of our nation.

The government of Salva Kiir is utilizing all the available means to divide our people, by refusing all consensuses aimed at peaceful resolution to end the conflict. Despite, the death of thousands, displacement of millions and suffering of more than half of our population, the weak, incompetent and visionless leadership of Salva Kiir continues to hire mercenaries, militias, rebels and terrorists from the region, wasting our countless resources of our domestic treasury, to keeps in power a leader who obviously lack a demarcated agenda toward nation building and reconciliation.

Brief Background

At early age many children joined the SPLM/A, leaving behind their families stridden thousands of miles under horrendous conditions to reach the refugees camps, and training facilities set-up in neighboring countries.

Our main goal was to contribute to the liberation of our country, but our visionary leader, Dr John Garang de Mabior, prophesied our valuable contribution to the cause of our nation in others capacities rather than in the battle fields. Most of us, the founding members of Red Army, ended up in Cuba in pursuit of education, advance military skills and to prepare to lay the foundation of this great nation, which has claimed our forefathers and our bravest heroes and heroines.

Throughout our youth we enjoyed equal treatment and opportunities under a capable leadership, which projected a prosperous and successful future. Unfortunately the same leaders, who have contributed more or less to our development for the sake of our country, were overcome by greed of power and hatred among themselves; but instead of creating a conducive environment to solve their political differences, the incompetent tribal leaders, led by Salva Kiir, rushed to training a tribal militia and hiring foreigners to cleanse and exterminate one ethnic group, the Nuer.

SPLM/A under the leadership of our founding father, Cdr. John Garang de Mabior, who united, and allowed various channels for improvement, encouraged patriotism, comradeship, and loyalism.

As peace loving and idealistic leaders of today, our great desire to see freedom reign in our nation has always been our priority and aspiration. The Red Army was and is an exceptional driving force behind the success of political platforms within the SPLM structures, given the magnificent contribution of the Red Army during the liberation struggle. Our institution lost and sacrificed valuable lives in the frontline by providing primary services to our vulnerable people during the liberation period.

For all of these reasons, we the core members of the Red Army Foundation, listed below, have decided to say enough is enough. Our chairman, President Salva Kiir Kuethpiny, has lost the vision and direction that was laid before us by our late visionary and charismatic leader, Comrade Dr. John Garang de Mabioir. Salva Kiir has adamantly violated our ethics principles, the constitution of SPLM and the Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. For these reasons he must be held accountable for the mess he has created, orchestrated, and proudly executed for our social fabric and our nation to be rebuilt.

In the doctrines of our foundation, which Salva Kiir has violated and betrayed, and for the Red Army to achieve the vision it was created for, our foundation must distance itself from Salva Kiir. Instead we must all stand in solidarity with the victims, SPLM cadres and other visionaries to demand justice, accountability, reconciliation, healing and a prosperous South Sudan.

Our Message

In the spirit of camaraderie, the Red Army Foundation in Opposition is calling on all the Southern Sudanese youth in the diaspora and within the boundaries of our nation to join the resistance movement. Advocate and embrace the creation of a prospering Federal Democratic Republic of South Sudan, to hasten the national building process and equal sharing of our domestic resources.

To achieved our mission, “The RAF-IO must mobilize and orient Red Army members and youth in South Sudan, and all over the world for the service of the nation and society” Red Army foundation constitution, acts of 2003.

The corrupt government in juba shouldn’t be allowed to commit more atrocities and the immediate cessation of alliance to SPLM/A- Juba faction.

Our collective determinations to halt this cruel regime, the persistence fortitude to unify our people are our focal aims which must be achieved regardless of any adversity or cost.

“The spirit of a government must be that of the country. The form of a government must come from the makeup of the country. Government is nothing but the balance of the natural elements of a country”. Our America (1891)

SPLM/A oyeeee

Red Army oyeeee

La lucha continua

Signed by the following comrades:


Names Position Contact
Lam M. Koryom Chairman of the committee
Moses Jal Elijah Deputy Chairman
David Kim Mark Secretary
Peter Nhial R. Khor Finance N/A


Names: Names:
1-    John William Gai 21- Mut Kuach Kang
2-    Nhial Gany Wol 22- Micheal Tut Pur
3-    Moses Jal Elijah-Hon 23- Roda William Gany
4-    Simon Lony Guek 24- Peter Nhial Ruach
5-    Peter Keak Ruach 25- Philip Gai Lony
6-    Doleak Kong 26- Nyadeang Jock Jaak
7-    Martha Elijah-Hon 27- James Ruach Choul
8-    Lam Mat Koryom 28-   David Kim Mark
9-    Martha William Nyoun 29- James Gony Gatwech
10- Jakelina William Ding 30-   David Thok Gatkouth
11- Peter Bayiek Lul 31-   Albino Kosti Top
12- Elizabeth Nyawarga Chuol 32-   John Jal Biel
13- Peter David Ret 33-   John Jock Darwich
14- John Kong Gony 34-   Gabriel Gajang Both
15- Mary Nyayual Gony 35-   Solomon David Dhil
16- Simon Thor Rieth 36- Peter Lam Jok
17- James Makuach Biel 37- Tang Gatluak
18- Tut Tkailech 38- Dobuol Khor Patay
19- Nyanchar Wich 39- Nhial Majiok Doap
20- John Mayien Bol 40- Issac Tut Machar

Note: for security and privacy concerns, we didn’t include the names of those who did not attend the teleconference and did not consent to this declaration communique.

  21 comments for “Declaration: Red Army Foundation Splits As Members Defects To Opposition

  1. March 25, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Big people of High Positions are still sack themselves. Actually who going to fight for them?


  2. john
    March 25, 2015 at 5:11 am

    simply say, ” some Nuer who were in the Red Army Foundation have joined SPLM IO”. Since they were members of the foundation, they are still even though they rebelled. Members of SPLM IO are still members of SPLM Party so these are still members of the Red Army Foundation by the virtue of being child soldiers at the time… No big deal


  3. GatNor
    March 25, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Congrats to the 40 members of SPLM/A-RAF for the declaration, please encourage the rest of undecided member to join you.


  4. March 25, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Thank you very much members of Red Army Foundation (RAF) for denouncing the tribal government under visionless cowboy Salva Kiir and jioning SPLM/A under patriotic visionary charismatic S. Sudan leader Lt. Gen. Dr. Riak Machar Teny who always fight for the rights, freedom & welbeing of all South Sudanese citizens.


  5. March 25, 2015 at 6:40 am

    So long they are all “Nuer ” who were blindfold by Riek Machar. Lou-Nuer,let’s all go for Lou-Nuer state .


    • GatNor
      March 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Mr. Lul,

      If this is really you its better you hear this.

      I used to admire you but you have disappointed me & many. What I don’t understand is why would someone like you get himself elbowed to the curve by internal pressures involving those you claimed were running the 21 years liberation moment somewhat like personal property. I thought you were ready to protect this moment of reforms from such individuals and any that may crop up as you firmly stated but then instead you packed and ran like a coward. So you are all talk and cant actually walk the walk. That’s a shame.

      What will be your excuse when you realize Juba’s ethnic regime has fooled you. The Lou-Nuers pretty much already have a state of their own. In your case you want a Lou-Nuer state that would be micro-managed by your new bosses like P. Malong, genocidal Kiir, and criminal warlord called M7.

      A man who has nothing to stand for will fall for anything look in the mirror and ask yourself what is it that you stand for..And it better not be that blood money. Good luck with the answer. No guts no glory


    • Dak Machar Kok
      March 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Please stay away from Lou Nuer we don’t need you and please don’t use Lou Nuer name. Coward like you have no place eat your money and stay in Juba. Blindfold by malong Awan for money.


    • Dobol Hoth Luak
      March 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Real and original naath/Nuer do not and never behave like this. Is Lul Ruach kong really son by blood?


    • Tongyik Ngungdeng
      March 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Lul Ruai Koang,
      Most of the Nuer folks are disappointed by your decision to surrender your precious life to the enemy simply because they do not know you really well. For those of us who really know you very well, you do have two things which can easily take your life food & pussy. Because you are one of those who worship their stomach, it is a definite fact that you cannot afford to resist the bush life without food. The last discussion we had in Addis Ababa last year as someone who knew your personality really has shown me you are running after money, not the cause of the Nuer genocide in Juba by Salva Kiir’s regime.

      Yes, from the very beginning of the war I was well aware that you’re going to return to seek food if the rebellion takes longer time. you are selling the lives of Lou-Nuer populations with only food which goes to your stomach and come out through your anus as a waste product, shame on you. One additional condition that you suffered from is having animal farm with children without mothers, the kids are orphaned by your worship of pussy. The creator of the Lou-Nuer people will keep watching your steps and for God sake you be killed in the land of Lou-Nuer any time you step your foot on the Lou-Nuer land!!!!

      People who worships their stomach that you are one of them have No room in our struggle for freedom. This struggle only required those sacrifices their lives and resources for the sake of protecting the precious human lives and defending the rights and freedom of our citizens. However, those who joined looking for money and plenty food, it’s unfortunately too bad for dog that goes back and eat your vomits. Well, keep watching the dirty ass of Salva Kiir Mayar and dirty ass of Paul Malong Awan until they go down to hell with you. Do you remember the last speech of Salva Kiir? Salva Kiir stated that there will be individuals whom he will murder before his days end for him to die.


    • Albino Kosti
      March 26, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Mr. Lul Ruai Koang, I strong believe that your death has called you back to Juba. Your future is full of darkness; you seem like someone that jumps from paradise into the hell furnace fire.


      March 26, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      dear brother LUL RUAI KOANK ..

      I REQUEST YOU TO REMOVE LUL TO BE CALL athian or other dinka name ..
      iam sorry to forget your many brothers and sister who lose thier life due to genocide


  6. Jaltop1
    March 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    SPLM-Juba utilized the Red Army institution as its main propaganda medium to carry out unethical messages to the vulnerable people of South Sudan. We the members of this historical organization are condemning in the strongest term such moves, and asking our peace loving cadres to join the SPLM/IO to defeat the monster and his puppets……………..La lucha continua


  7. John garang bol
    March 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I member red army in 1987 join spam spla I wAs commander in chief


  8. March 26, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Congratulations to our Nuer Red Army in Canada and America. You should have come to South Sudan and make your declaration. What purpose would your declaration serve while you are there…psychological.
    Oh and General Lul Ruey, the Nuer are people who appreciate you all the way until you make one thing that they believe is a mistake and all your good deeds are in the wastebasket. Look all the lies you were making on their behalf when you were a spokes person for Dr. Riek. Now, how do you feel when they easily forget all that. Anyways, welcome to government and it is already decided that you get your Greater Akobo State. Your obstacles are now Dr. Barnaba and Dr. Riek who still think that it is not a good idea to have mini-unsustainable-states.


    • GatNor
      March 26, 2015 at 1:08 am


      Lul is past deeds were appreciated that is why some expressed their interest in Lul’s return to the community he has abandoned. This means the Nuer in general have the spirit of forgiving not to mention the few who don’t forget and forgive. The secrets Lul went to those who massacred thousands with are damaging and carry heavy penalty of a treason and nobody is calling for Lul’s head.

      Since the civil war Lul has contributed tremendously but he also reneged on one thing that made those contributions seems debatable and that was his willful surrender to Juba’s ethnic regime rather than standing with the people and behind the moment for reforms.

      A man’s character’s worthiness depends on his word to see things through.What good is a man that is not even worth his own word like Lul. You don’t have to answer that since you are not a man and much like female dog.


  9. March 26, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Dear Mr Lul Rai
    Please we all Nuer appreciate you for your hand the time when you still know yourself you are a Nuer. Please at this time we know it that you denying it, that you are a Nuer Kept silence and eat what Kiir Government giving you like other Nuer who are eating Kiir Government .Nuer we are loving all S.sudan Tribe if someone decided to joint us we are highly welcome them .we are her in brush because love to rule we are her b/c Kiir Government were killing only Nuer Tribe in Dec/2013 and Kiir know it that 100% majority of the opposition among ss politician was not Nuer at that time. Why he did not Kill sheluk ,Dinka, Equatorial and the rest of other tribe who have politician like Nuer And he removed Dr Machar since july/2013 and we Nuer did joint rebel at that time, if you thing that Nuer Tribe are follow Dr Mach Just Dr Mach was running for his own safety like other Nuer tribe who manage to run at that time, No one held Nuer meeting to run out from ss government. ss government it self defeating Nuer from it and they kill Nuer who belief the SS government can protect them in this condition from the door to door.even you I hope you no enjoying Juba Like what you were enjoying IT before .due to that because you are a Nuer. I welcome You all RAF member.


  10. March 26, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The terrorists of Riek Machar need to now that this is not 1991 where Riek first attempted to overthrow Dr.Garang in excuse that Garang is tribalists and human right abuser and he(Riek) will respect human dignity and fight for South independent while the commencing of his military practices became undescribable. it is beyond international and domestic human right abuses.he create the current existing hatre between Nuer and Jieng. He did not achieve any of his promises in his KA with Bashir and he book his position only and the welbeing of family. when he heard that there are decisions going to dismiss him in Bashir government,he ran empty-handed to Garang. I join SPLM-IO because I thought it will work for any change that will benefit all South Sudanese but I discovered that the movement mission and vision is to restore whoever that lost his position in the government and to give Riek executive power if possible.why should with such a “Negative-movement”?


    • GatNor
      March 26, 2015 at 8:17 am

      What happened to your earlier statement in an article saying Juba elites are using 91 Split to blackmailed individual politicians, Nuers and the SPLM-In Oppositions to deny them their rights? Were the 20 thousands of Nuer citizens massacred while seeking to restored the position of former VP? Was the NLC called and convened to restored the former VP’s position or to reformed the deformed SPLM Party? What happened to you seeking justice and accountability for the thousands you claimed murdered by the genocidal regime of Juba as you used to refer to..?


  11. John Jal Kuach
    March 26, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Well decision Gatruai, very one have his own view not by force not all Isaelites a cross the Red sea, some few they said better to die in Egypt instead to die in desert but no room for them. Before you defected to Liars officials they knew you will be one among them, when they read your C.V and count. If You concern money only can figh about money, those fight about their future life, let them remain.


  12. March 26, 2015 at 4:25 am

    as s sudanese citizens let stand together to get democracy ,equality and justice that we need. let ‘s leave alone those visionless elements because they have nothing to do with our nation. do you think somebody who defect from splm/ to juba regime is sensitiveminded? no , that person is the same as somebody who was with khartoum when we were fighting Arab saying i don’t need to join salva kiir regime and now is fighting alongside salva kiir after kiir used to bribe glutons. any money lover is no part of our democracy and when his death comes nobody will know . we have some of these glutons:
    1-matthew puljang top
    2-bapiny manytuil
    and many more except Gai yoach.
    Lul Ruach is dead body feeding himself in juba before he is slaughtered we don’t bother ourselves to talk about him.


  13. Jaltop1
    March 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    According to the holy bible and the history of humanity, almighty advocates were undeniably the warriors who sacrificed their lives liberating their people from internal/foreigner oppressors. Recalling well known apostles like Abraham, Isaac, and Moses they fought intensively to free the people of Israel, and delivered them to the Promised Land. Freedom fighters are known for being peace loving individual, whom don’t tolerate cynical behaviors nor of pretending fake identities for sake of peace.
    Peace is the result of a conflict, and the positive side of freedom is the presence of opportunities for choice. A very contradictory behavior exposed by those who constantly advocate for peace. It’s indeed very chocking and outrage, the intensity of hypocrisy manifested during the premeditated killing of innocent citizens during the conflict. Victims can’t express their views and make individual/collective choices, because it’s illegal according to the new South Sudan manifesto of Ethics and moral values.
    Honestly very disappointed at those peace preachers, we all love peace and certainly lasting and fair peaceful coexistence amongst our people. None of us or the victims who dearly paid the price of this conflict, orchestrated by a visionless leader denied peace. Those who were hunted and wrongly killed by Salva Kiir and his presidential guards weren’t against peace in South Sudan; divergently they were innocent citizens enjoying their freedom rights in the capital city.
    PEAC, PEACE, PEACE is our aim, but we will never knee or stop advocating for the souls of those intentionally killed to achieve a fragile peace.


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