R.I.P to Mighty Mathiang Anyoor: The humble sons of Aweil who died in vain

Posted: May 11, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

The Government of South Sudan “nyoor” Mathiang Anyoor the beloved children of Mading Aweil who perished in vain

By Jacob Ngong Ngong- Nairobi, Kenya

Mathiang Anyoor

RIP to Mathiang Anyoor

May 11, 2016 (SSB)  —  The patriotic youth who volunteers to protect the country from the enemy like any others soldiers have perished their lives in Upper Nile in the name of protecting position. The man made war that broke out 15 December in 2013 as a result of SPLM leader disputed in the political barriers among the members that set the country into fire (civil war) was indeed a war of self-interests. It was the conflict of position in which everybody pushes his interests on the national issues taking the nation into their fingertips. The problem started in 2007 when government of southern Sudan decided to integrated Khartoum’s militants’ (aka SPLA new comers).

Militants who have never attend any military training in their live activities into proper army giving them more ranks and leave the founders of SPLA those who struggle to fought with Khartoum regime for freedom when there was no salary no food no clothes they have sacrifice their lives to free south Sudanese that was the genesis of the problems in south. Which encourage militias make it to be their shortcuts to get those ranks and gives them morals to claim more shortcuts to get into big positions in the country that was the reasons many people used to take advantages of rebellions as their businesses.

In 2012 government issued amnesty to those militias who took army against government in 2010 and integrated them into SPLA and promoted them to lieutenant generals good example is Johnson Olony. You go to the bush and kills many innocent people than come back to get your promotion because the formula was the number of people you kills is the level of promotion. When fighting started in Juba the SPLA headquarter divided themselves into tribal army, community army,  clans, comrades or friends exchanging bullets killing so many people and since many people with high ranks some of them had never ever attend any military training in their lives complicated the disputes because majority of them were tribal oriented.

Some source says that government forces were repulse in the morning Mathiang Anyoor backup the tiger in Gudele and Bilpam to chase out insurgence army and took controls of juba and on 18 December 2013 fighting erupted in Bor, Bentiu and Malakal and Peter Gatdet Yak captured Bor with incriminated killing. And other generals like James Koang Chuol do the same thing in Bentiu and malakal. Immediately Riek went in Uror and mobilized white army to take army and come to control Jonglei; it was also through the intervention of mathiang anyoor to rescue Bor which lead them to battle with white army and chase them away from Bor town and capture Bor town.

That fighting had kills thousands of them others were kills by guns others had drown in river Nile and others die of thirsty and hunger in the bush. It was a great lost to Mading Aweil community when we receive the news almost every household in Aweil was affected. We all know each of us has the natural rights from God to depend his government; person and property mathiang anyoor did a great job for having depended the government position.

The problems started in 2014 when some of our brothers in mathiang anyoor force who lose their live could not be recognized by the same government which they were defending; their salaries were cut off by individuals that one left me with the questions in my mind. What kinds of government is this? When food prices were raised in the market because of inflation in the country, thing become hard for the parents and relatives of Mathiang Anyoor whose son’s lost their lives in frontline for the senseless war.

The parents opted to move to Sudan because of their sons who can struggle to bring foods for them had been killed and nobody to supports them again. When transitional government of national unity was formed by president of the Republic of south Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardit .I was shocks to see Mading Aweil which contribute a lot to defend the government being misrepresented.

The author can be reached at ngongalekdit@yahoo.com

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  1. Lual Garang De Lual says:

    Please, it good to write but our writing are sometimes full of errors and this site is an image representing different opinion views. South Sudanese and non South Sudanese visit this site. Please Editor, this is affecting your site. make strong editing before posting


  2. Kuoc Malek D. Malek, Juba, South Sudan says:

    Is good to cry about minghty SPLA Mathiang Nyoor but it could be fair if we consider or remind ourselves that this Mathiang Nyoor division is combination of sons by then states of Northern Bhar El Ghazal and Warrap. However, I Wonder how most of time some individual within Aweil Community see themselves in the eyes of other thousand South Sudanese? It would have been better if somebody had have done proper research about Mathiang Nyoor before he or she wrote his or her article based on the fact known about the said division… Anyway, I understand Paneerda, claims every victory of South Sudan even the independent as it was through the struggle of their men.
    Inshort, the Mathiang Nyoor was found in 2011 after the war of panthou between South Sudan and Sudan in the civil mobilization that was led by then the vice President Riek. Those students and retired SPLA soldiers plus other men whom turned out for the SPLA support were later on moved to Wunyik headquarter of Division three (3) under the command of Major general. Santino Deng Wol who later sent them to pantiit military training field where they were trained until 2013 when some of them were brought here in Juba and graduated as Republican Guard.
    Now, if Mathiang Nyoor is found by the sons of Aweil or Mading Aweil, then who named it? And where was it given that name? And what is a meaning of “Mathiang Nyoor” itself?
    Mighty SPLA Mathiang Nyoor division is combination of sons of Twic, Gogrial, Tonj, Aweil East, Aweil and Lol States.


    • Abusala says:

      Kuoc Malek Mathiang Anyoor are Mading Aweil Sons leave alone warrap which you are claiming to be part of Mathiang Anyoor battalion and meaning of “Mathiang Anyoor” is Caterpillar. Am the one who wrote this article and i was there in the field during Mathiang Anyoor and Amiath Noon recruitment 98% of Mathiang Anyoor are Aweilian sons so i didn’t see the reason now you are complaining.


      • Rip all brothers of Bar-el gazelle who lost their life in that stupidity war of Kiir and Riak machar. It’s always obviously more life are always lost on the sides of madingaweil’s sons, not because we claims the victories that had been achieved by the sons of Bar-el gazelle but majority are from madingaweil.
        Therfore, the meaning of mathianganyoor is not meant caterpillars”. It mean anyaar in other terms. Thanks


  3. IT is always my regret to see Mading Aweil sons contribution being evaluated to zero outcome. I heartfully accepted this fault of our people being used at no good cause on other people behalf.we are heard everywhere as legend and heroes of all time but the question is what has been our goal? And how many Mading Aweil sons does it require to die more in order to achieved this goal ? Albeit, I have one word among few words I do have,I want each Aweilan to ask himself or herself what he can do for Aweil in different field other than the army where our our lives end in death of no goal.


  4. Luka Amol says:

    slightly correction,meaning of Mathiang Ayoor,,in1988 when famine broke out,South Sudan pple are migrated to North Sudan there was lion used to attacks pple there by that time. name himself Mathiang Ayoor betweent Warguit river And meriem along the main railway to Khartoum.it is in Mading Aweil by geographically,that is, were this name orginate.let we acceipt the truth like what our brother Jacop Ngong Mentioned,Mathiang are the Sons of Mading Aweil it is true,and even magority are from Aweil West North.


  5. […] Since then, Malong has continued to recruit young men in what has become known as the “new” Mathiang Anyoor. And both “new” and “old” Mathiang Anyoor have been used to reinforce the SPLA in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states. […]


  6. […] Since then, Malong has continued to recruit young men in what has become known as the “new” Mathiang Anyoor. And both “new” and “old” Mathiang Anyoor have been used to reinforce the SPLA in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states. […]


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