When will ICC investigate War crimes against humanity in South Sudan

By Peter Gai Manyuon

October 20, 2014 (SSNA) — The fighting, which erupted in the capital Juba, on 15 December last year, saw a massacre of Nuer men women and children in the city within less than 24 hours. The killings drove many Nuer to take up arms in support of Dr. Machar and tens of thousands of others to seek shelter in UN bases across the country, where many remain in United Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) compounds up to date.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the International Crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. So far twenty eight (28) individuals have been indicted in the ICC, including Joseph Konyi of Uganda, Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan, Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya President, late Muammar Gaddafi former President of Libya, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast and subsequently, the current notorious President of South Sudan President Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan who will soon be taken whether he like it or not.

In a report on the atrocities carried out in the world’s youngest country since President Salva Kiir accused his former vice-president, Riek Machar, of plotting a coup last December, the group catalogues crimes ranging from the ethnically motivated murder of civilians to gang rapes and the mass destruction and looting of civilian property.

Such acts, have defined the conflict, which is estimated to have killed tens of thousands of people, driven one point five (1.5) million South Sudanese from their homes and left almost five (5) million in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

We are all aware that, the combination of cabinets of Mayardit is comprises of killers and primitives who do not need to be comparable with others. The massacre, rape and torturing that have been going on since last year 2013 is justification for indictment of the criminal.

According to my own view “Since signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, the combination of South Sudanese Leaders in the government is consists of extractive leaders, political sycophants’ whose their aims is to destroy the dignity of South Sudanese and invest in foreign Countries for exit” the resources from oil revenues and donations from International Community is diverted to private accounts by vultures who are the enemies of the civil population of South Sudan.

The killings that took away thousands of lives in Juba in December 2013 need proper documentation and analytical action to be taken against the group of individuals who ordered for the massacre of the Nuer Civilians in Juba.

Some families have no people as we talks, good number of families were slaughtered including, children, women, young men and ladies who have got nothing to do with politics.

However, we all know that human beings are God creatures; anyone who wishes to eliminate certain group of people is looking for a death that will be worse than Gadafi Death of Libya and President Kiir is in for it whether he like it or not. It will not be surprise to see someone from Republic of South Sudan being indict for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The well-coordinated killings that took place in Juba where each part of the city is having mass graves will take good number of senior members of South Sudan government to the International Criminal Court, whether people like it or not, fact must be says here my dear Country men and ladies unless (ICC) is headed by one of the dictators in Africa continent.

And if the head of International Criminal Court is someone who has mandate and principle then, very soon you will not see Makuei Lueth, the current Minister of Information and Broadcasting of South Sudan, Marial Benjamin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malong Awan, the one who brought (galweng ) from Awiel to come purposely to eliminate the Nuer in Juba last December 2013, the Commander of the Republican Guards, Telar Ring Deng, the Former Legal Advisor of the President, and President Kiir as well, all will be persecute for committing crimes against humanity and killings of one community due to what is not clear to the people of South Sudan up to now.

Nuer Community cannot be killed in Juba because of Dr Riek Machar political ambition to contest for the Presidency. Riek has the right to contest for any position of his wishes in the South Sudan as per the Constitution of the Country entails. Most of the people who were killed are not supporters of Dr Machar in one way or other.

No one in the Republic of South Sudan will advocate for President Kiir Mayardit to still be in the leadership accepts political sycophants that do not think of the prosperity of the Country.

Who will deny the fact that, President Kiir is the first person to be trail for the war crimes again humanity? What is the different between what happened in Rwanda in 1994, Darfur and South Sudan? There is no different, one tribe have been killed in thousands during Rwanda genocide as well in the Republic of South Sudan where Nuer were buried in mass graves.

Realistically, what kind of government in the whole world is looting people wealth’s like the government of South Sudan which is paralyze by corruption, nepotism, killing of civilians’ population based on ethnicity?

God of Heaven MUST listen to people prayers!

The Author is Independent Journalist and Columnist who has written extensively on issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan, he can be reach on www.independentjournalist.pgm.wordpress.com or [email protected]


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