South Sudan “rebels” will not target Ugandans – Mrs Garang

By Richard A Luce

Mrs Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior who expressed high regard for Uganda's contribution to her country's freedom
Mrs Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior has high regard for Uganda’s contribution to her country’s freedom

The widow of Dr John Garang de Mabior, the “Father of the South Sudan Nation”,  has told The London Evening Post (The LEP) that no South Sudanese troops will ever target Ugandans working in the country for the sending of Ugandan troops to fight on the side of the country’s leader who is in a dispute with his former Vice president.

In an exclusive interview with Dr Henry Gombya, Editor of The LEP, Mrs Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior said while Ugandan troops have been seen by the people of South Sudan as ‘invaders’ after entering the country to fight soldiers loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, she, as the “Mother of the Nation” believes that because of the way Uganda has for many years helped South Sudan in her fight for freedom, no South Sudanese would want to harm Ugandans in any way.

Mrs Garang was reacting to rumours that Ugandans resident in Juba and other South Sudanese towns had been targeted and many may have been bludgeoned to death after President Yoweri Museveni entered the South Sudan conflict on the side of his counterpart Salva Kiir. She said she had not heard any such rumours but that she believes no South Sudanese soldier would want to harm Ugandans.

In the interview which will be posted here fully tomorrow (Saturday), Mrs Garang will surprise few when she clearly states what led to the current crisis in her country and who is to blame for it. She will also reveal what President Museveni said about his troops’ presence on the side of President Kiir and will reveal what has happened to Ugandan troops while fighting in Juba and other South Sudan towns.

7 thoughts on “South Sudan “rebels” will not target Ugandans – Mrs Garang

  • January 24, 2014 at 3:37 am
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    I dont know why South Sudan president is so scared of this woman not to fire her. She is a very evil lady and have no idea how to run the country, because she just run her mouth into the situation where she is not even allow to speak about. She just like to spread rumors and also to add fuel into the current conflicts in south Sudan so that both parties can continue fighting while she is building her own interest and image. She doesn’t care about the people of south Sudan but her own interest and what she will get out from it. I am not disrespect her but to be honest she is not the best public figure for south Sudaneses people. We can still respect her as the wife of our late hero Dr John Garang de mabior but with what she is doing at the moment fueling the situation,is leading the country to destruction. Also she is creating an ethical issues by saying Nuer or Dinka in her past couple of articles. This is not about the Nuer or Dinka but it is the political issues between the president and vice president. Its showed that she is not loyal to be called the late wife of our hero. I am shamed to called her the wife of Dr John Garang de Mabior. while other people children are dying and her children are eating the best food, clothing and having a roof over their head in Kenya. so she dosent care at all about the rest of people in South Sudan. She just go into the media spread rumos/lies, fly to Kenya and sleep while people are killing themselves because of her fueling the conflict by creating negativity in both parties Nuer and Dinka. She should just speak with both side, not stating Dinka or Nuer. we are all south Sudanese. One nation, one family. No Dinka or Nuer.

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    • January 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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      Emily, I like what you have written and the sentiment expressed. But firing Rebecca is not a solution. If firing was a solution South Sudan would not be where it is right now after Kiir fired Machar and many members of his cabinet.
      As they say “there is no second chance to make the first impression”. South Sudan has lost its future and automatically joined the rest of Africa’s failed states. You cannot also deny the fact that there is a Dinka-Nuer hatred and competition for leadership and control since the fight for the liberation of South Sudan from its “Big Brother/Sister” in Khartoum started in the mid 1950s. Tribalism is an element of Africa’s past, present and future, which we Africans have to accept and acknowledge that it will not go away. The so-called modern states of Africa came too soon without Africans understanding each other linguistically and culturally. It is only foreign languages: English, French, Arabic and Portuguese which unite Africans. A Madi in Northern Uganda cannot communicate with a Munyankole in Western Uganda in either Madi or Runyankole, but can do so in English.

      I feel sad and sorry for South Sudanese, but the fact is, they will have to deal with the current situation the same way older African states have been doing for decades, muddling through and tolerating each other in one way or another…Permanent solution is no where to be seen!!

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    • January 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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      Emily! Hear the lady out. Her full interview is in tomorrow’s issue here. Why not wait to read it and maybe castigate her the way you want to? Editorial Team.

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    • January 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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      Emily,You’re really enthusiastic about peaceful South Sudan.But what you blame Mrs.Rebeca is not convincing to your readers.She is doing her utmost to expose to the world who is really the architect of all this destruction.We all love her by being frank about the situation even if it may cost a lot of price.So let expose the architect of this chaos and held responsible for destruction of our country.We need peace and peace will reign without this architect of doom otherwise we citizens of South Sudan are cowards being denied of their freedom our 2.5 million martyrs have paid for their life! Leave the lady alone whatever move she takes because we love it!

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  • January 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    Folks,
    I hope that what Ms. Rebecca Garang is sounding is carefully evaluated & analyzed by those that want viable state in SS. I listened to an interview in which she eloquently makes it known that what the majority of SS people want is good governance & a leader with strong democratic credentials & values. What she says is that SS will not accept a one man rule & a system that renders all institutions functionless. She is a politician now in her own right speaks her mind knowing the difficulties her countries faces. Salva Kiir has basically made his presidency very tenuous at best. The situation in SS is not what a lot people previewed to the dynamics would term ethnics conflict though it may seem like that but one that is largely about the intolerant & dictatorial conduct of the president who has shown his true color; among the Acoli of Uganda, there is a saying that Pura/Uganda Kob eventually had its color changed due to the habit of rubbing the skin on an anthill. The Juba man learnt his tricks from the despot in Kampala & will do anything to subdue/silence all dissents. Ms. Rebecca Garang & all SS people who will not accept Uganda style dictatorship & will strongly & vehemently oppose any attempt by Kiir or M7 to try such a project. SS will never allow their freedom to be tempered with & hijacked! I wish all the people of SS steadfast resolve, perseverance & determination in defending their freedom & country. Regards to all.

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  • January 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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    Emily…..if you don’t know anything about what had happen in South Sudan just please shut up. Whether you respect her or not no body care, as far as I know she is telling the truth, but South Sudanese doesn’t want the trust becuase they can’t handle the trust. We’ve been led by an idiot who has no knowledge or who never dreamt of being President. With Dr. John’s death he become a President of our Nationa. The President cannot fire her because he knows that she is telling the truth. But people are the ones who give wrong advices to the leaders. How in the world do you fire someone who’s telling the truth?.

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  • January 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm
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    Rebecca Nyandeng Garang was telling the truth about what has instigated the fighting in South Sudan. But in this world, a lot of people do not like anybody to reveal the truth. People hate others who say the truth. This is what’s happening now with Rebecca Garang. Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan, was being advised by the president of Uganda Museveni, about how to be a dictator and stay in power for a very long time. But South Sudan is not Uganda and it is a different country within Africa. Museveni, the president of Uganda, has advised Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan to fabricate that it was a coup but it was not really. If you the international community wants to hear the truth about how the civil war in South Sudan started, Listen to Madam Rebecca Garang and she will tell you the truth. Uganda president is only invading South Sudan because he has been paid 1 billion dollar by the president of South Sudan.

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