Home | News    Tuesday 5 November 2013

Lakes state chief sacked amid dispute over special court

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

November 4, 2013 (RUMBEK) - The commissioner of Yirol West county in South Sudan’s Lakes state has sacked the area’s long-serving traditional leader on Sunday after a row over the formation of a special court to settle dispute in criminal cases including cattle raiding.

Commissioner Majak Ruei Angong sacked prominent regional court chief Malak Along Malak on Sunday after he objected to the formation of the new special court. Chief Majak accused the county commissioner of forming the special court without the approval of South Sudan’s chief justice, which is required under South Sudan’s interim constitution.

An official from Lakes state’s ministry of local government, law enforcement agency, who requested anonymity, said that chief Malak had served as the regional court president for Apaar, Acook and Buok sections of the Apaak branch of the Atuot people of Yirol West county.

The controversial new special consists of five members, including the chairperson Jokroor Malou and his deputy Makuet Mayor.

The official backed the chief’s claims that the special court is illegal as "all special courts are set up countrywide by South Sudan chief justice and not by commissioner power to set up special court.”

He noted that commissioner Angong accused the chief of opposing the formation of special courts in the Aluak-luak and Geer districts because they would be used to "to try cases of youths fattening", which has been prohibited by the commissioner.

The traditional practice involves groups of young men overfeeding themselves to demonstrate social prestige. One of reasons commissioner Angong gave for banning "fattening" was that it encouraged theft in order to acquire enough food.

In a meeting conducted at Aluak-Luak payam [district] headquarters on Sunday after the commissioner announced Malak’s dismissal, the seven chiefs of Geer and Aluak-luak expressed their disappointment and condemned the decision. They said the commissioner had not followed proper procedures and demanded that chief Malak be reinstated.

The seven chiefs asked that Lakes state’s caretaker military governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol remove the commissioner.

Sudan Tribune made several attempts to contact Commissioner Majak for comment on Monday but his phones were not reachable.

However, a close relative of the commissioner told Sudan Tribune that Majak was attending a meeting with the governor but as of Monday evening there has been no public statement about what was discussed.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 5 November 2013 03:48, by wang

    The country’s interim constitution was violated from top-bottom by Kiir…. kiir will die through pain death, like drowning, burning inside the house or hanging up by his wife…

    repondre message

    • 5 November 2013 04:31, by Naath

      WANG that is true, they are very confuse community,violent community i’m very happy that we not sharing the same culture with them.Dr Hassan Al Turabi said Southern Sudan will never be a stable because of Dinka tribe ego to rule without development,he further said thier only achievement is to loots,kill,rape woman,lie,making false statement to world that is thier habit and that is true death to th

      repondre message

      • 5 November 2013 07:11, by Anyak

        Dear Brothers,Let me just interfere as the son of Lakes State and particularly Yirol West County, I want to assure you that you asshole Nuers boys should not attempt to involve yourselves to state issues if I ask you what is the connection to insult the President as from the issues of the county level. Please try to know something, You can not understand because the law is being cut off from ur hd

        repondre message

    • 5 November 2013 06:48, by Tong dut

      The trouble state in south sudan, lakes state.

      repondre message

  • 5 November 2013 05:58, by George Bol

    Daar-Nuer,
    Engu chame liel dun! Ma Dinka ne guur ne wal. gat jiok guan mieth

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan: A plea for constitutional reform and party politics 2018-08-19 01:34:20 By Omer M Shurkian* Introduction The crisis of governance has eluded Sudan since its independence in 1956. This is mainly due to the nature of politicians, the course of politics they have (...)

South Sudan Peace Agreement should provide for removal of post holders 2018-08-17 22:51:16 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi After armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in July 2016, one of the main issue of contention that led to the resumption of a full-scale war was the question of (...)

Federalism does not deserve war in S. Sudan 2018-08-15 22:47:41 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the National Salvation Front (NAS) which a member of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance SSOA denied that it was party to the Agreement on Outstanding (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.