Michael Makuei Lueth: A Propagandist of the year in South Sudan!

By Peter Gai Manyuon

November 18, 2014 (SSNA) — Before going further, I would like to bring in to your attention about who Makuei Lueth is in South Sudan context since the liberation struggle until today. Makuei was born in 1947 from unknown place and his education was in University of Khartoum in 1975 where he studied a Law that is outdated due to current globalization and intellectuality.  Lueth worked as a Legal Counsel and as a Judge before he joined the SPLM/A, where he progressed to the rank of Commander (Brigadier General) but no one is sure about his ranks at the movement. During the civil war he also served as the SPLM/A’s Secretary and Commissioner for Legal Affairs, the position he got due to the fact that, he is from Bor native under the leadership of the Dr. John Garang De Mabior. Before assuming his current post Lueth served as South Sudan’s Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Constitutional Affairs as well.

Michael Makuei Lueth was a leading member of South Sudan’s team of negotiators attending 2012 talks on post-partition issues between Sudan and South Sudan. He is a member of the government’s “special select” committee tasked by the cabinet to educate members of the general significance of the deal which the two sides had signed in September 2012.

Hence, after evaluating the name (Lueth) I found out that the meaning of the name of the Minister and Spokesperson for Government of South Sudan is a lie. Absolutely, Minister of the Information and Broadcasting in the Republic of South Sudan Mr. Makuei Lueth is a number one propagandist and big lies in the newest nation and he as well destroyed the government of Salva Kiir Mayardit by his lacks of good public Relations and communication techniques. The gentlemen is known globally, as the insider who cooked for the massacred of the Nuer civilians in Juba and that is why in most of the reports Hon. Michael is number one among the people who will be taken for trial for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide of the civil population that will calls for his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the all scenario is put to an end by the both parties of the conflict.

Since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan on the 15th of December 2013, a Lawyer that completed from Khartoum University have never talked about something that could bring together South Sudanese citizen in one way or the other but what he (Makuei) is good at is to preach hatred and incitements among the same Nationalities and tribes.  Each and every South Sudanese is aware that, Hon. Makuei Lueth is a useless human being on earth that has contributed to the messes going on in the Republic of South Sudan. His influences in advocating for the killings of Nuer civil population is acknowledged internationally and regionally by world leaders. I don’t know whether Makuei will deny all interviews that he carried out with media, internationally and regionally and all the sound bites will take Makuei to International Criminal Court (ICC) like most of the African leaders that are having cases in Hague.

On the 17th of April 2014, he (Lueth) managed to incited the youth from Bor South in Jonglei state to massacred the civil population that was in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Bor. After he (Makuei) was asked by the Journalists, he said what take the civilians to UNMISS compound with military uniforms. A question, which was justified as baseless and primitive in nature by the South Sudanese and the International Community due to the fact that, all those in United Nations shelters are civilians with no guns.

Hence, if someone contextualized , visualized and internalized Makuei Lueth ideology, what might come to person mind? Is Makuei normal upstairs or sick mentally? Is Makuei informed legally or got a degree with shortcuts.  Basically, i think Makuei is among the South Sudanese who have made academics suicide? All those that, have not gone for primary and secondary education, lacks intellectual capacity to lead the Country which consists of various elites from different disciplines and backgrounds.

However, what takes Republic of South Sudan back is due to illiterate rates among the communities, if there was a good education within the leaders in South Sudan, then things would have been good and absolute for the betterment of the citizens.

What I have noted, in any gathering which both parties of the conflict agreed on some terms and conditions, he (Makuei) is opposite in disputing the fact or what his boss President Salva Kiir Mayardit said or agreed upon. To remain you my people, the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) gave a proposal to the two warring parties in Addisa-baba where Makuei was denied access to the meeting by the IGAD body due to his characters that have weaken President Salva Kiir Mayardit Government. In the side of the government, it was only the President, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Chief Negotiator for the Government Nhial Deng Nhial and on the opposition side; it was Dr Machar, Dr Dheu Mathok and one other. After the meeting of the two parties that they agreed upon to bring lasting peace to the nation, Makuei immediately address the media and begin saying that, no any agreement reached by the two parties. Have you seen the contradictions of a Lawyer of 1975? What a disgrace?

Surely, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting is against the peaceful co-existence of the South Sudanese people and the only recommendation is for the President to sacks him immediately before, he bring down the  government of Salva Kiir Mayardit, which I presumed is being favors by the regional body and part of the World. Government should bring in someone who can use intellects in answering the questions from media fraternity.

In conclusion, Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth has spoiled the integrity of the people of South Sudan Internationally, regionally and nationally. His lacks of good public relations and communications techniques have act as insults to the South Sudanese people in one way or the other.

The Author is Independent Journalist and Columnist who has written extensively on issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan and a Former Senior Reporter for Citizen Television (CTV-Juba). He can be contact on www.independentjournalistpgm.wordpress.com or [email protected].

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