G-10: The South Sudan’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’s Problem
By Chuol C. Puoch,
June 02, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — For we all have the records and the Google help of who and how are the G-10 in South Sudan political arena, I wouldn’t mind taking your time reminding you about the G-10.
Because, who among them don’t you know? In fact, I don’t want to remind you of their individual bad deeds, for it bring us, and I mean all of us, bad lucks.
When the news first came out about the South Africa-Tanzania led initiative of ‘escorting the G-10 back home’; though they (Tanzania and South Africa) refers to it as implementation of Arusha SPLM-intra party dialogue resolution (s) and in which G10 themselves refers to it as ‘an initiative of reconciliations between the warring parties’, the reaction from the citizens (Supporters of SPLM-IG and SPLM-IO) was, for an obvious reason, influenced by the ugly behavior of the group in pursuing their individuals interest in the expense of false neutrality between the fighting-to-death brothers (SPLA-IO and SPLA-IG) and questioned the level of trust the two countries (TZ and SA) have on the group.
The supporters from IO were looking at it as a move of betrayal by the group while the IG’s supporters thought that it was, with no prior analysis, a step toward achieving peace in the Country and together with them, the G-10, we can defeats the rebels. Guffaw!
I was also thinking different thing but before giving you what I was thinking, I feel it’s worthy revealing that the group has realized that there will be no peaceful resolution to the conflict that will negotiate all of them into the to-be formed government of national unity and is now disintegrating. Some of their members, whose names are to be revealed with time, felt that their future in politics is not foreseeable while loitering in East Africa. They must join either side.
Remember, the big man (Kirr) is forming his new cabinet in July and the time to lobby and get into the cabinet is now before it’s too late for those who look forward for exploiting the government, here they are!
The mission is not to reconcile between the two warring parties; the mission is not an implementation of the Arusha dialogues; come to think of it, it’s not even just to get into the cabinet and serve the big man (Kirr), but get there and exploit. Ooops! They missed exploitation for close to two years!
Their demands, among others, for them to get back to the government are: First, the big man must get rid of their haters in the government; Malaak Ayuen is the first victims of that political dispensation.
Gen. Malaak, according to some political commentators, has been removed for he has overdone the big man’s interest. The commentators also observed that people like Makuei Lueth, Kuol Manyang Juuk among others are the next victims
Secondly, an assurance must be given to them (5 of the 10) to make it to the cabinet coming July.
Coming back to my point and what I was thinking about their return to Juba, first of all, the groups were the immediate and the prime cause of this conflict; fortunately they were imprisoned though it was just a detainment, but unfortunately they were again released.
As this could be an opportunity to confuse the big man, it’s what some members of G-10 calls a ‘golden opportunity at the right time’; five of them (who are currently in Juba) are willingly ready and so eager and optimistic that they will work with Salva Kirr should they be appointed in the cabinet coming July. Three of them have already made it clear that they will join the armed opposition. Seriously, I am not propagating here! Two have remains indecisive and will probably be called G-2.
Who that sound minded person is to thinks that G-10 can really mediate between the two warring parties? I am sure Uhuru Kenyatta, in my assumption, has a clue of who those guys are? He should be a reference for Tanzania and South Africa to clarify the 10 men precisely and holistically.
Come on Kikwete! Come on Zuma! G-10 were our problems, they have are now our problems and you want them later to become our problem, again?
You had the guts to escort them back to Kirr’s hand, and you call yourself visionary leaders? They would have thought twice to go to Juba if it wasn’t because of your escort.
G-10 have no interest to end this war and bring the Country back together, they don’t care who the hell are dying in Bentiu, Malakal, Paloch, Leer etc.
For you guys have chosen to facilitate our problem’s increment instead of facilitating it’s solving, please take the willing three G-10 members to Pagaak.
The advantage here will be the disappearance of G-10 who has been a real headache to the Country, but the disadvantage will be the fact that you have fueled the war and thousands of others will again die.
Chuol C. Puoch can be reached via email: email@example.com