Frustration mustn’t break the chains of humility! 

Posted: December 5, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, Commentary, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers, Sunday de John

By Sunday de John, Juba, South Sudan

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December 5, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudanese, of all walks of life, locally here and abroad are people of one identity. They are a society so homogenous in many physical aspects except for a few social disimilarities.

Despite this consonance and of recent, the society once described as stable and solidly one has seen a drastic drop from that point of anchorage in just four years.

The conflict is the bane of our harmony. We are no more a compact society. We have been disintegrated by hate into bitter sections, we have seen family against itself this is much a disheartening unforetold flop.

Truly, we have fallen and the cracks are apparent. This societal disintegration has created more harm than good. Economy, the backbone of any stable society has faltered. Life of everybody hangs by the thread. We are victims of our own discord.

The problem is a collective responsibility of upper stratum.

Greed has taken its due course. It has shown its true fangs. The bite is painfully being experienced by all. Those who took arms now using them against innocent victims are one faction that shoulders the responsibility of being anarchists that have caused serious blemish in the name of greed.

The other group, the ones that hope for the white man installation are of course the mundane that claims wisdom. Shame on them. Their prosaic thoughts have created dishonorability. The two groups in question have with no shame shifted the blame to President Salva Kiir Mayardit. They are holding him responsible for crimes they themselves had created.

They with no shame say, Kiir has throttled the country. That Kiir architected the economic downfall. That Kiir is the key mastermind of all the sufferings that the South Sudanese are experiencing.

In essence, that is just a mere finger-pointing and in fact, they are part and parcel of what had gone wrong. If they are innocent, then whom are they holding responsible for the apparent guilt.

If they stashed the resources to the neighbouring country and claim purity, does it justify the faultline that all South Sudanese are aware of? Do they have guts to accept that corruption which they were practicing was the basis of their sacking and in turn that too birthed their rebellion?

Shameless folks who plunged the country into this deep mess must be remorseful. South Sudan’s situation is dismal but the whole thing is but multifactorial. The false revolutionaries ought to acknowledge that theirs isn’t a revolution but wealth protection.

Thieves who had milked their country enough and hid in the neighbouring countries in the name of revolution are but apparent egotists with intention to completely destroy the hard earned country.

The humble South Sudanese shouldn’t be swayed and fixed against an innocent President who through revolutionary trust opted to allow his guilty colleagues who practiced corruption of all types to roam at large.

Rightly, we can hold Kiir responsible for having been soft on them but does one have to be stern against his own colleagues to prove that he is a good leader? Where were these great minds that are now crying foul in the name of President? Aren’t they the then Ministers, Deputy ministers, Army Generals and so forth who then opted to enrich themselves that are claiming to be men or women of unmatched ideals?

However, he is not the only man to blame. Riek and the other rebellious turncoats are to be held responsible. South Sudanese should as well embrace tolerance. They ought not be pinned against the wall by the alarming levels of frustration.

Put aside tribal sentiments and join hands for the good of our country. After all kleptocrats have done their best and for this reason, give President Salva Kiir Mayardit a chance to piece our torn fabric. Till then yours truly, Mr. Teetotaler!

Sunday de John is an MBChB, University of Nairobi, former Editor in Chief, Stone Soup Magazine, Columnist (THIRD EYE), Khartoum Monitor now Juba Monitor, (Streets Sweeper), Juba Telegraph. Currently in Juba South Sudan. Can be reached via

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