Exclude Salva Kiir from power; or else the masses will continue to parish at his perilous mists

By Mayian Tot

November 27, 2014 (SSNA) — Since December 15th 2013, South Sudan has been at war with itself –and by far, it continues to be a battlefield’s graveyard’ –embroiled in a dangerous perilous, characterised by wholesale destruction, massacre and ethnic cleansing.

These abyss state of affairs are brought about by the tyrannical authoritarian dictator who wield absolute power and has since abuse these constitutional vested powers dangerously. Only to misrule, mismanage and plunged South Sudan into this bedevilling perilous.

Instead of upholding national interest, service delivery, good governance, promoting democratic values as the core foundations for nation-state building by allowing democratic spaces to exist so as to conducts free and fair leadership competitions within the SPLM, initiating reforms within the governmental institutions to fight these grand-scale corruption, widespread land grabbing and mitigate insecurity etc.  

Rather, the tyrannical dictator descended the nation into bloodletting and brutal violent supported by Uganda’s forces, JEM, SPLA-N among other mercenaries and individuals militias as are the only means to prolong and maintain his authoritarian dictatorial grip on power and to retain an ethnic-dominated regime.

Salva Kiir, together with his regime’s collaborators and the so-called born-to-rule elites are using state machineries’ and brutal violence to maintain an ethnic control regime of their [own] and a nation-state dominated by themselves and for their own benefits.

These ethnic elites control and dominate all nation-state’s vital institutions. They control the government and all the strategic military positions such as Minister for Defense, Minister for Interior, military’s intelligent, and Army chief of general Staff among others. These state’s powers of the said strategic military positions are used by the elites and their collaborators to institutionalise violence. 

They brought foreign mercenaries’ and allied with local militia, thus engineered to exterminate the Nuer people and to subjugate, marginalise and dominate other ethnic groups by the barrel of guns. 

Of gross human tragic, this tyrannical regime in Juba is a creator of brutal violent. It continue to survive on violent, and is maintained through the applications’ of vicious violent. Unleashing itself as a butchering machine –for South Sudanese to exterminate themselves. 

Since December 15th to date, Innocents Nuer civilians, women, children, men and the aged’ became the first causality and the main victims to the ongoing conflict. Other ethnic groups are also dragged into the perilous  mists through their militia allegiances, monies, proxy and divide and rule tactics’.

Therefore, for [a] meaningful peace to be realise, this authoritarian and dictatorial regime in Juba must be destroy completely. Its machineries must be lay to waste and its system burn-down to ashes. Because its system constitute a curse to South Sudanese people. Since December 15th 2013, its policies continue to rest on wholesale destruction and brutal violent.

South Sudanese masses ought to understand that any peace proposal that allows Salva Kiir, the chief architect of the December 15th Nuer Massacres to leads the Transitional Government of National Unity is an open invitation to more death and destruction. 

The current bedevilling conflict that continue to devastate many innocent lives is of his creation.

Before its onset in December 15th, Salva Kiir frustrated and curtailed all avenues for free leadership competitions, democratisation and meaningful reforms within the SPLM ruling party. Rather then allowing democratic values to take roots in the SPLM and indeed throughout the nation-state’s institutions. Instead, he opted for bloodletting and ethnic cleansing.

In 2013, Salva Kiir mobilised, recruited and trained a 15,000 private army of personal militia mainly from Greater Bahr el Ghazal. These militia forces he later armed and deployed to Juba under the guise of [Presidential Guards] and are, mainly responsible for December 15th door to door ethnic massacre in Juba.

Salva Kiir dictatorial reign continue to sow unimaginable sorrow, death and destruction to innocent people of South Sudan, and to bestow him with enormous executive powers to leads the IGAD propose Transitional Government of National Unity –South Sudan would continue be a tragic death graveyard.

Repeatedly as stated before, this dictatorial regime in Juba survive on violent and has made South Sudan territorial integrity into a regional graveyard. Uganda’s mercenary forces are brought to partake in the perilous mist as well as the Sudanese mercenaries such as JEM, SPLA-North etcetera.

South Sudan nation continue to stand at a dangerous cross-road facing many dangerous perilous ultimately because of incompetent leadership.

Diseases are threatening, hunger is looming and ruthless impunities are perpetrated. All these are but tragic realities. 2 million civilians have been displace as refugees to the neighbouring countries. While 96,708 civilians are currently being protected by UN peace keeping force in various UNMISS Camps and their general conditions are dire and appealing. 

Justice, freedom and equality will never be attained and realise so long Salva Kiir remain in power. Only, these horrendous impunities will continue to persist. The root causes to the conflict will not be address. Wrongdoers and perpetrators to December 15th will never be brought to book and the issue of justice and accountability will never be touch.

Ostensibly, any IGAD proposal that seeks to put Salva Kiir at the driving seat to leads the Transitional Government of Nation Unity with all the powers conferred on him by the said proposal and in conjunction with the Transitional Constitution of this nation shall accelerate and fuel the cycle of violent and bloodletting.

Kiir must be excluded from wielding enormous executive powers. Reduce him to ceremonial president or else the masses will continue to perish at the perilous mists of his creations.

To make it plain then, any peace proposal that seeks to retain the current system in Juba is not acceptable and must be treated as such. Because, South Sudan, under the incompetent leadership of Salva Kiir, is a complete bedevilling nightmare and a regional battlefield graveyard. It’s a nation of have and have not, and a nation with no development and instead, the state’s resources are plundered by state’s official ruthlessly, grand-scale corruption is at its peak, land grabbing is widespread, security sectors are repressive, parliament is rubber stamp and national army are used for lynching and to perpetuate massacre and ethnic cleansing.

With such incompetent leadership at the helm, peaceful coexistent will never prevail. Instead South Sudan will continue to be a war theatre, a regional proxy battlefield and a death ground.

Therefore, the struggle must continue to dismantle this tyrannical dictatorial regime and liberate the masses.

Mayian Tot is reachable via [email protected].

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