By Ajak Deng Ajak (Australia), Lual Maker Lual (Canada), and Alier Mach Deng (USA)
January 31, 2017 (SSB) — Perturbed by Facebook post attributable to Dr. Jok Madut, probably the propaganda and media wing of the rebels, the FDs and IOs, we vehemently reject his claim he fallaciously laid on Late General Mac Buot. The narcissistic Professor tried to posthumously associate Gen. Ruben Mac Buot with nepotism when he served his country as the Chief of Police in old Sudan. The don built his argument on innuendos and hearsays as indicated in his post you are yet to read in this paper. Because of his crumbling nature of his hypothesis, he could not pinpoint salient areas where the general skewed the recruitment of law enforcement officers in favour of Buor.
The exact post appears as Follows (Dec 1, 2016):
“I was only a young boy in 1980s but I was in Juba briefly in 1982, and I remember the talk of the town at that time was how the Jieng of Jonglei single handedly caused Kokora and brought about the re-division and weakening of South Sudan. Two things were particularly often discussed.
- Ruben Mach, the chief of police, packed the police with his “Buor” so much that the Equatorians got so sick of Jieng police brutality and bias in the enforcement of law and order so much that they wanted all the Jieng gone from Juba.
- Thongpiny, which is a Dinka word for “land is all the same,” a swampy area just south of the airport, was turned into a cattle camp by Bor Dinka claiming that since “land is land, we can settle here in this no-man’s land.” Well, this did not sit well with the Equatorians who saw this as invasion and land grab” By Jok Madut Jok.
As stated at the onset of this paper, the above quote is misleading and isn’t true. Gen. Ruben Mac Buot, popularly known as, Mac-lo-Biliny, literally translated as ‘the glowing inferno’, was the apotheosis of the police force. The novice General rose to fame as a result of his industry, valour and conscientiousness in undertaking his obligations and duties with integrity. Mac was a principled, decorated and rigorous police officer who strictly observed and followed policies, procedures and laws governing police recruitment.