Defected General “Feels at Home”, Promises To Lead in the Struggle

Agel-Gatwech and Machar

Gen.Gabriel Gatwech Puoch and Cde Agel Ring Machar meeting Dr. Riek Machar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia(Photo: file)

April 14, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Brig. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Puoch Maar, a renegade who recently joined the armed rebellion in expense of his family and comrades under Salva Kiir leadership, thanks the community and promises to lead in the rebellion.

The former Chief Administrator of 5th division, Anthropologist Gatwech, is pleased by the overwhelming welcome extended to him by the IO supporters, and Nuer community all over the world.

“Let me take this opportunity to thanks the Nuer Community all over the world for overwhelmingly welcoming me without hesitation to the people’s movement the SPLM/SPLA under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny” Gatwech said.

Gen. Gatwech acknowledges the efforts of SPLM/SPLA[IO] in fighting the regime, and promises to resume his duties with immediate effect to restore law and order, and to install federalism in the country under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

“As a professional soldier, I shall assume my duty without hesitation, and that I shall fully participate in fixing the system of governance of your choice (Federalism)”.  Gatwech pledged.

The former top security officer further pledges his readiness to carry out any other roles assigned by Dr. Machar’s leadership to free the country from Salva Kiir’s regime.

“I would also like to inform you that I am ready and I shall consider any responsibility that shall be entrusted to me by the leadership of the SPLM/SPLA and I will do anything in order to free the people of South Sudan from the hand of the dictator in Juba” Gen. Gatwech promises.

Dr. Machar has acknowledged having had an important meeting with Gen. Gatwech and Cde Agel Ring Machar, a youth representative from Salva Kiir’s home area.

“Today i held a very important meeting with Gen.Gabriel Gatwech Puoch and Cde Agel Ring Machar” Dr. Machar acknowledges on his social media.

Gen. Gatwech, a brother to embattled Upper Nile State’s governor, Simon Kun Puoch, like many other South Sudanese, is leaving behind family members, friends and comrades under Salva Kiir’s leadership, however, he apologizes and promises to rescue the country and others whom he believes to be trapped in the conflict.

During the earlier split in 1991, Gatwech remained behind with SPLM-Torit under the leadership of Dr. John Garang de Mabior and Gen. Salva Kiir, however, he later defected to Dr. Machar’s leadership and teamed up with brother Kun and many others who left the movement in quest for Self determination that was later achieved after two decades (20 years) in 2011.

Brigadier Gatwech, who outgrown his comrades in ranks during the split, was recently left out of promotion list to ranks of Major General. He further cites critical manipulation of SPLA’s DAMN records and constant preaching of hate speech against his Nuer tribe by government officials on the state owned television as his major grievances to defect the government.

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  11 comments for “Defected General “Feels at Home”, Promises To Lead in the Struggle

  1. April 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    These days, the former vice president who turned rebel leader seem to me that, he is getting too much weights in my view and he is wearing very wired clothes which I have never seen doing that please correct me guys if I am wrong. I have seen two pictures and those photo wouldn’t satisfied me at all. I am suggesting maybe the rebels leader is seeking converting in to Islam otherwise, maybe he is fighting to feed himself in the hotel while, his soldiers are facing food shortage in the bush.

    My message to defector Br, general Mr. Gatwech Pouch is that, I want to recalled the story of two friends and to begin. The late major general William Nyoun Bany was very good friend to Elderly Br, general Lual Diing from Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. Lual Diing knows that, his friend late William Nyoun was force by Lt, major Bol Koang in 1992 to rejoins Naath Nasir movement according to Bol Koang and later the late William Nyoun Bany was force again by Peter Gatdet Yaka to defected back to late John Garang and in his welcoming him back at Eastern Equatoria State out side immediately, he shouting by saying SPLA Oyee, SPLA Oyee and he began singing the Songs of the SPLA while many SPLA ranks were paying attention closely and after when all ranks coming to shake with his hand and the Elder general Lual Diing which is the best friend told him that, don’t say SPLA Oyee but say it, there is no better place Oyee. At that movement, people laughing for almost 30 minutes because it real make sense that, there is no better place till you died possibly. This is the message that, I want to convey to recently defector Br, general Gatwech Pouch because he will find no better place and you will come like those being received every day in Upper Nile State and Unity State.

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  2. James
    April 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t think that guy deserve to command any unit, because his rebellion has nothing to do with the current war the Nuer are fighting. He just join because he has nowhere to go. Second, Gatwech had a big hand in the killing of the trainees in Mapel. Therefore, I believe Gatwech Puoch should not even be allow to know the military operation, because he maybe an agent send to monitor our activities.

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    • James
      April 14, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Dr. Riek should be careful when dealing with someone that maybe an agent. Gatwech’s speech plus his late defection qualified him to suspicious.

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  3. April 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I see and what have Southerners accomplished over the last 5,000 years.

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  4. April 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Do what ever you can to complete the mission ”LET MY PEOPLE GO”

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  5. April 14, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    most of time Danka has right because nuer forgiven them all the times when Danka started something bad to nuer and they though this war will be liked other war. just wait guys do not rush for what u have thought. thanks

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  6. April 15, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Both are too OBESE,Front Line wouldn’t help both, they are in LIMBO.

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  7. April 15, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I don’t think that guy deserve to command any unit, because his rebellion has nothing to do with the current war the Nuer are fighting. He just join because he has nowhere to go. Second, Gatwech had a big hand in the killing of the trainees in Mapel. Therefore, I believe Gatwech Puoch should not even be allow to know the military operation, because he maybe an agent send to monitor our activities.
    If its true that Let Kun come and joint his brother.

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    • GatNor
      April 15, 2015 at 6:42 am

      The older brother stand accused as a state governor for the ethnic crimes that had happened on his watch. Whether he resign or defects to the opposition a legal action is necessary against Mr Kun Puoc. Nothing else but ICC for those criminals

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      • Gatkhor
        April 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        Gatwech could have not even meet with Dr. Riek, instead he should go to the front line to fight if he mean to join the struggle . why did he came empty handed without small unit? He need to be watch carefully in any way possible.

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  8. April 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Riek Machar looks very weak.

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