May 11, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistic for SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang, a member of military command council, visits the wounded soldiers at Maiwut County Hospital in Upper Nile (Adar) state earlier this month.
According to the office of the deputy chief of staff, Gen. Gathoth pleaded with the wounded heroes, and congratulates them for the victories against the government troops.
“Dear Comrades wounded heroes, it’s my pleasure to stand before you and congratulates you for the victories you have been making since 15 December 2013 up to today 1 May 2015 against the brutal enemy Salva Kiir militia forces.”Gen. Gathoth said.
According to the reliable source, General Gathoth explained the genesis of South Sudan conflict, which he attributes to President Salva Kiir’s failures to run the country, and the subsequent killing of citizens along tribal lines.
“My comrades wounded heroes, there are many quite reasons why we are fighting Salva Kiir regime: first, he has failed to rule the Country, implement Democratic system, respect Country Constitution, provide security to the people of South Sudan, stolen Country public funds, delivery development services and committed terrible atrocities and human right violation.” said the Deputy Chief of Staff for logistic.
Mr. Gatkuoth further reminded the soldiers of how desperate the country needs peace, however, he vows that any peace that does not address the root causes of the conflict is a no peace.
The general tells the wounded heroes that any peace that keeps Salva Kiir in power yet fails to address the root causes of the civil war is a “bad peace”, and therefore they will continue to fight until a good peace is achieved.
“My comrades wounded heroes; we actually want peace and respect the international community peace Negotiators who have dedicated their precious time for peace to come to South Sudan but that peace should address the root causes of the conflict and that peace should come without Salva Kiir otherwise, signing a bad peace is better to continue the war until we achieve our objective through barrel of our guns,” Gatkuoth said.
“We vow to continue fighting Salva Kiir until he is completely out of power that he has misuse against our Nation.” he continued
Gen. Gatkuoth, who served as a County Commissioner under President Salva Kiir, defected the government at the onset of the conflict, and fought fiercely in Upper Nile, capturing the capital, Malakal, several times.
General Gatkouth believes that Salva Kiir has lost legitimacy to be recognized as a national leader but a “tribal president” who has massacred thousands of Nuer ethnic group.
He strongly assures the soldiers that Salva Kiir must face justice and accountability before signing of any peace agreement.
“Tribal President Salva Kiir has intentionally massacred your parents in Juba December-2013, therefore, I assure you that there is no any way around Salva Kiir must go and face justice and accountability before signing a peace agreement.” He said.
“Hence, I shall once again inform you that we will never ever forget you and Salva Kiir must answer to all the tragedies and crimes he has committed. However, we will always be at your side and may our lovely God bless all abundantly.” he added.
Gatkuoth, among other generals in opposition, calls on the international community to support the hybrid court or work around the International Criminal Court (ICC) doctrines to bring perpetrators of South Sudan conflict including Salva Kiir to account.
The Opposition leadership, under the Country’s former Vice President, endorses the Hybrid Court proposal, and calls on the African Union to publicly avail their findings on South Sudan conflict.
On hearing of Hybrid Court and the shifting of US government’s position on the conflict, South Sudan government has rejected the idea, and instead calls on the international community to support the young nation to reach peace agreement, first, before demanding any accountability.
Salva Kiir’s government also calls on the AU to store their report on South Sudan conflict until further notice, claiming that the report was written by members of Sudan government.
The deputy chief of staff for logistic, Gen. Gatkuoth, concluded the visit by thanking the ICRC for providing medical services to the people of Maiwut County and other rebel held territories.
“On top of that Lastly but not the least, I would also like to give many thanks to ICRC for the wonderful medical services they are offering to you in Maiwut County Hospital.” Gatkuoth said.
two thumbs up to Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang. When was the last time Dr Machar(The Commander-In-Chief of SPLM/A-In Opposition) took a minute out of his busy schedule and went to visit these wounded warriors even privately?
You knock the point Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyany, continuing the war is better than a bad peace in the history of mankind. We will not and never allow useless salva and his cronies to continue keeping the country and its people hostages before the crisis, during and after never.
One thing mistaken that, the SPLA IO did not understand, if the president Salva Kiir Mayardit is out of leadership of any imagination assumption then, still Dr. Riek Machar will never get any chance in any way to come to power, because there is a vice president James Wani Igga and the SPLM leadership would have to decides who is best to take lead the nation and not former vice president. You guys have to puts in your minds that, anyone from SPLM Juba’s government will still standing against rebels faction this is the fact but failure to understand this thus, you maybe fooling people to dies.
Another thing, they seem to forgets that, the rebellions it takes years, it cost more lives, it make destruction to properties and the innocents citizens will be suffering if there is a civil war to continues just imagine, how many years it take us to signed CPA? How many lives do we have had lost in 21st years? Please keep singing about winning war but you must make list of things which will affect people
Your dream of going after every Nuers leader since forever has come to an amazing halt we will protect our own one at a time. When he Machar is deemed unfit and ineffective he will be endorsed to step a side peacefully and it wouldn’t be from outside sources pressure like you and those leadership hungry Jaang. Just give up while you can.
I think those of GatNor and likes never worked because they were waiting for years to go back to South Sudan to occupied Top Positions and it is now a NIGHTMARE. Keep waiting GUYS because Riek Machar and his SPLM-IO will go back to Juba very soon.
I will be creating Jobs for my community Sir and I pray it benefits every South Sudanese that comes in contact with such creation. I am not a conformist and I don’t have it in me to be under subjugation of any by any means leave alone a government Job. I am not fond of these slave master world governments specially this corrupt Juba government. You can wait for to catch me to looking for a public office (and wish to discriminate me)where dog with no quality leaderships brawl over a dried bones. I like the freedom of being my own boss because I don’t run out of ideas to sell. You bought my idea already go check your other comments from previous.
Liberate Nasir Please so that many people return home.
Gen.Gathoth (GET-HOT) GatKuoth talks like he is from another planet,John Garang used to talk like when he said in Rumbek that i was coming to visit you. Now where is he?
You guys,there is one thing I like about this general and many other generals of Dr. RIEK mahar,he is brilliant. He is a national figure. He must be gift for south Sudan,your country. I wish you don’t waste him. He doesn’t show tribal sentiments.
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our Nuer people Rebellion will fall apart soon as possible as history knows it.
Our Nuer people rebellion is a joke and stupidity not committed and determine.
Our Nuer people Rebellion is a jobs position and self promotion and benefits not a way forward to achieve what the people believe for.
Violence and rebellion are part of our Nuer people DNA.
Almost every young child of many communities I south sudan is in School learning and our nuer people are dying for one man Riek Machar rebellion and personal interest and Greed.
Oooh my God my nuer people when are we going to learn more about wait a minute and see approach.
Our Nuer people are believe in Riek Machar as our God. Fuck Riek Machar he killed many of my Nuer people than Kiir and nd Malong.
How many did Kiir & Malong killed? Hundredths of thousands perhaps.
Abuchook, you forgot that Dinka tribe is the root cause of unrest in the country cuz Looters or Evile elders put some one who had nothing in his mind. Your uncle is a curse to the people of South Sudan. Our blood DNA has nothing to do with violence but tell me the truth about Dinka and Shilluk relationship in Upper NIL. And what is really going on in Nimuli? The Madi tribe is facing a huge problem in their own land with Dinka Bor. The bigger mistake is naming the part of the land in Dinka language which proved that your thugs are invaders. Your shit tribe will be the last tribe in the country when your Uncle is locked up in the cage by ICC soon. Everybody knows Kiir is running the country to the wrong direction. Tell him that FUCKER to go to school and his Macieth AMOK AWAN. Finally, KIIR Abeeldiit amok Acolic.
I think a street garbage is useful than Dinka president cuz the street garbage can be recycled againt,but Kiir can be recycled ten times with no positive effect. The guy doesn’t know what to do in his office. Simply, he has never been to school. Honestly, I can’t wait to see him being punished for his warcrime.
You are so right.
you keep it up . every one who has a litte knowledge about school knows that. no one is borne to be leader. i don,t that stupid words that, dinkas are born to lead. if white mens are born to lead. why obama is in presidential now?. if dinkas are borne to lead what about other tribe in our country. they have rignt to lead coz we all were in civil war for 21 year. if people are still thinking like that , it means they want to take other benefit. but for such a work, change will not come unless we know it. you and I are not borne to lead . but it works througn chances. if you angelo has chance, you may lead. let put love and dignity first in our country and we will go smoothly. nuer like shiluk, those of juba , even dinkas. but they don,t like such that , dinkas are borne to lead. every tribe in the country has rignt to develop thier languange, to lead , and to practice all of thier cultures. we are people of democrat not dictorial.
An injured lion cannot be in one village with people Is either the whole village mobilized and do away with his life or makes him to run away forever then peace will be there but without it, it will just be a distasteral plan not a peace and if international community is part of the plan shame on them.
hi, mandella don,t you know that peace come some times througn bullet.i know nuer if they have started like that, they will continue fignting unless all of them are finish. you mendella, i think you know what make them to fignt. they are fignting for seek of thier people because the genocide which happened in juba was not good. don,t you think that they will give up?if you think so you are liar. they will never give up. mendela nuer love dinkas very much. but dinkas don,t , that was why they did terrible thing to them.in nuer villages they are working on it to take revenge. you mendella i think you are educated person, will poeple be happy because thier goverment use the power by his hand. if you say yes . you don,t know what you are doing at school.what we have learned at school differ from what going on there. is it real democrate. i don,t so. if it is real. do the government we let his own poeple to take other poeple. please think a big. we are poeple of peace. we will be together in coming peace that will come not only from nuer but from all south sudan people who don,t illerate regime. if the injured animals are there, they will kill themselves because they didn,t achieve it.at that time the international community will not feel a shame because that is what they want. i love justice, fair , free will of society. it will comes.
Please Nuer have strong history in south sudan and in the world be carefull.SPLA/M IQ are now to word to take power,the person who are in Government now will blam him self after the SPLA/M IQ take the power,please think before.
About the leader ship.Being aleader comes from an awareness of who you are and what you stsand for.salva kiir he don`t know how to lead their people even dinka and his family,take a look do you think that person is good?some of you confuse try to think again yor father is not good,Let him go back to see the cattle.