Archive for April 4, 2017


By Isaiah Makuei Mading, Kampala, Uganda

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Telar Ring Deng, later South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s nominee to become the new justice minister, 21 June 2014

April 4, 2017 (SSB) — This man Telar Ring Deng. It is interesting how every Tom, Dick and Harry seems to think the only way to gain traction in South Sudanese politics is by maligning his very good name. The beauty about this life however is that we can never rewrite history. This piece is meant to put matters into proper perspective and to remind all and sundry feigning ignorance and spewing unfounded and ridiculous propaganda that you can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

First and foremost, the author has wasted no time in characterizing Amb. Telar Ring Deng as a symbol of hate and a very corrupt man. Nothing could be further from the truth. Amb. Telar Ring Deng epitomizes the new breed of politicians our very young republic yearns for. Ever since he set out to become a public servant, we have all borne witness to his work ethic. From the time he was appointed Minister in the office of the President and stationed at Khartoum before the South Sudanese independence, he worked tirelessly to ensure that the Government of Sudan as it then was worked efficiently. When the forces of evil conspired against him, he respected the President’s decision and not only moved out of the government owned house assigned to him but also returned all cars and bodyguards back to the state; unlike what we know as the norm in our politics.

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