Successful Revolution shouldn’t be administered by the runaways!

Posted: December 7, 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 7, 2017 (SSB) — Excuse me, let me state my point. Time and again I have been rebuked by voices stating at length why I must abandon supporting the government of the South Sudan and President Salva Kiir Mayardit then particular.

The voices referred to it as a failed government. A government devoid of substance. One that is owned by a section of the community. One that has rendered South Sudanese homeless, massively displacing them from their residents.

All these sound great, but those pronouncing them are much filthier than they claim purity. South Sudan was in fact messed up by the runaway criminals. Those that might have either uneasy political breakthrough, embezzled public resources, murdered somebody, the sacked from the government, irritated drug addicts, mere cajoled youngsters and of course few sound individuals whose reasons for joining the rebellion are not trivial.

These groups that now form the many revolutionary fronts are but sections manned by disgruntle dissenters of no genuine cases. They are either protecting the loots or evading justice. They are rich criminals that want to control the government and practice kleptocracy. They are those who were assigned by the head of the State to head various government departments and effect developmental change.

Instead, they diverted the resources meant for development for their personal use and when sacked, they then formed a network that would topple the sitting President and overhaul the entire system that they themselves help established. This is viewing the matters from my angle.

They shift every blame to the leadership of President Salva Kiir Mayardit as if they weren’t leaders tasked with national duties. That is hypocritical in the sense that shared responsibility shouldn’t be turned into a blame game.

The concerted efforts in South Sudan destruction are majorly from the armed oppositions. They are continuously advancing anarchy and rendering innocent citizens restless through sustained displacement. The claims aimed at SPLM-IO, Riek Machar faction promotion are but wasted efforts, Riek ought to come through his party channels.

Moreover, the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai is doing pretty well, his rhythmic tones of peace are not self-oriented. He is for a great good of all South Sudanese regardless of ethnicity or political affiliation at least according to his recent pronouncement.

The pseudo-revolutionaries ought to acknowledge the fact that their other identity of being runaway criminals is pertinently a knowledge of a common citizenry. There are obvious signs that would peculiarly keep pseudo-revolutionaries identifiable and therefore, their new tricks meant to delude things, confuse South Sudanese would only be wasted efforts.

There is no way a cunning larcenist be allowed to trick himself to authority. If their embezzlement records of public resources wouldn’t be erased by means of supernatural powers, then historical marks are never buried, this is according to one disgruntled Lokule.

There is much to be said on this matter but the outstanding ones are that, revolutions headed by people who have once stolen from the people they are now using as subjects to liberate would not prosper.

Successful Revolutions have defined objectives, goal oriented ones. Such revolutions should be governed by completely new but productive principles. I hope this serves the day, 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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