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General Athor’s life comes to an end, Uganda’s president accused of involvement

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December 20, 2011 (JUBA) – The life of the renegade general George Athor came to an abrupt end on Monday following clashes with Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) units at Morobo County in Central Equatoria state.

FILE - South Sudan rebel chief George Athor Deng (C) arrives for a press conference in Nairobi on November 20, 2011 (AFP)

The office of South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar, issued a statement confirming the death of Athor and adding that the latter was killed after infiltrating the country’s borders coming from Rwanda and driving through eastern borders of DRC and Uganda to recruit new fighters in Central Equatoria state.

Athor was killed instantly with one of his soldiers during the gun battle with with the SPLA around 6pm on Monday 21 December, according to the press release. His body is going to be handed over to his relatives for burial.

Military spokesman, Phillip Aguer, said one SPLA soldier had been injured during the fight.

The Vice President called on Athor’s followers to lay down their arms, except the amnesty offered by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir to all indigenous armed groups in the newly independent country, and join the process of peace and development.

“I appeal to all the followers of George Athor to heed to the amnesty and pardon declared by the President of the Republic on July 9th 2011,” he said.

Following Machar’s press conference, he told reporters that Athor’s death wasn’t planned since the government had declared general amnesty to all rebel groups in the country.

He also reiterated the commitment of the government to the agreement reached with Athor’s South Sudan’s Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) forces last month.

“I call on all those who rebel against the government to lay down their arms and join the peace process,” Machar urged.

The Vice President downplayed fears that incident could impact negatively on the ongoing peace process between Juba and rebels groups.

“Why should it affect the peace process? After all we [government] did not agree with him [Athor] that he goes to Morobo County and start recruiting in Central Equatoria,” he said.

Athor has been leading a rebellion against the government of South Sudan since he defected from the SPLA in 2010 after he was announced to have lost the gubernatorial elections in Jonglei State, where he stood as an independent candidate.

His group issued a statement accusing Uganda of being behind Athor’s death. A statement from Athor’s SSDA said that their leader had gone to Uganda on a Ugandan plane on Saturday, arriving 2pm, to meet President Yoweri Museveni.

Athor traveled with Thomas Duoth Makuach, who is an American citizen, the statement the SSDA’s Deputy Head, Bapiny Monytuil, told Sudan Tribune.

The SSDA claim that Athor was scheduled to meet Museveni on Sunday but they lost contact with him only to see his body on South Sudan TV on Monday.

The rebels have threatened that they will collaborate with South Sudan’s other main rebel group the SSLA to revenge Athor’s death.

“President Museveni killed George Athor", the statement said.

"He was killed by Ugandans and Museveni will dearly pay for that. The SSLA and SSDA will teach Museveni a lesson he will never forget in his life”.

Monytuil vowed that the SSDA will continue its struggle.

“The war will continue until we liberate South Sudan. George Athor told us before he left that should anything happen to him in Uganda, the rest of the officers must continue the struggle until Salva Kiir is overthrown. The struggle will continue as usual”.

REACTION TO ATHOR’S DEATH

Jonglei state received the news of the death of renegade SPLA general George Athor, who operates mainly in his home county of Pigi, with mixed reactions.

Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk said the death of Athor is “a lesson to betrayers” of South Sudan but extended his condolences to the family of the deceased.

He appealed Athor’s forces "to respond to the amnesty issued [in July] by the president of the Republic of South Sudan and joined the rest of their brothers and sisters in the development of Jonglei state and South Sudan.”

On the streets of Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, residents expressed different views.

“I wish [Athor] was captured so that he can defend his action in the court of law,” said Samuel Garang.

Lakes state Governor Chol Tong Mayay, shortly after news of Athor’s death said that the rebel figure’s demise is a signal for peace and rest to people of Jonglei state who had suffered as a consequence of his insurgency.

He thanked the SPLA forces who carried out the attack that resulted in Athor’s death.

John Prendergast, co-founder of the US based activist group Enough Project warned that Athor’s reported death did not mean an end to South Sudan’s divisions.

"The death of George Athor highlights the urgency with which the South Sudan government with international support must address inter-communal divisions within the South. Another Athor will emerge tomorrow unless real progress is made in providing political and economic opportunities that feel marginalized in the process of independence" Prendergast said.

(ST)

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  • 21 December 2011 10:10, by Aarai Baka

    Teacher can teach donkey in University but still graduated as a donkey. Athor graduated as a betrayer in ROSS instead as a great general in SPLA without being bribe by north. result is death like Gatlak Gai. Dinka SPLA DOMINANT said back in June, empty mind die empty mined. what a most little sentence make so sense.

    • 21 December 2011 10:32, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Aarai Baka
      Thank you so much atlest there are some smart and intelligent people who kept what has been said.
      I also always called death to nyagateen no matter who they are either Dinka or somebod else.
      Thank you Aarai Bake, marr Xmass.

      • 21 December 2011 10:51, by Deng Bornyang

        @ Dinka Dominated Shit. Did you forget you statement of yesterday that"don’t kill him he is a Dinka" to you if any Dinka is killed by a Dinka he or she is not dead. Isn’t it?

        Do not appreciate those smart South Sudanese who are upright in thinking unlike you fool who do not think objectively.

        Hell to you an idiot.

        • 21 December 2011 11:20, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Deng Boring let me help your hoplessness here son of bitch, The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat, you must be related to wicked nyagat riek that is why you seem doom.
          death to nyagateen.

          • 21 December 2011 11:31, by Deng Bornyang

            @ Dinka Dominated Shit, I have no problem with any body apart from you fool who doesn’t even judge his own words other than judging others. Nothing good will ever comes out of your mouth. You better be Dinka Chief in the village to lead only Dinkas because you have no national agenda then tribal hatred.
            Hell to you bitch.

            • 21 December 2011 12:14, by Man manning

              @ Deng boring
              Abuses and accusations are not getting your uncle back to life but, be his successor if u think you are smarter enough than him(Athor)bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!
              ALL SYCOPHANTS WILL REGRET ONE AFTER THE OTHER!!!!!!!"SONS OF NEVER DO/THINK WELL"
              BY:Twin Fire Damage Magic

          • 21 December 2011 18:29, by Ahmed Chol

            John Predagst is right!

            If the current constitution is not change, then lots of people will rebel. This time, the rebels will not be Nuer by themselves, it will include many Dinkas who fought from day 1 in 1983 to January 9 2005.

            Dau Atur-Jong was convinced by the Elders of Aweil when he was at the brink of rebellion. Wait and see.

        • 21 December 2011 12:09, by Man manning

          @ Deng boring
          Abuses are not getting your uncle back to life but be his successor if u think you are smarter enough than him(Athor)bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!
          ALL SYCOPHANTS WILL REGRET ONE AFTER THE OTHER!!!!!!!
          BY:Twin Fire Damage Magic

      • 21 December 2011 10:53, by Aarai Baka

        Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        u r very welcome man. just tell this guy call himself SSLA/M supporter that Im not an Ethiopian as he claim it. Im pure Southern Sudanese by birth and Nationality. my parents from Tali but born in Juba. I spoke both Dinka, Nuer, Bari speaking dialect.

        • 21 December 2011 14:12, by Wen De David Kuol

          Ararai,
          We sound like well discipline guy, becoz, your off spring is connected to all Tribes in South Sudan. I wish you should be a president in 2020 General Election.

          Nobody condemn Gen Athor death except all Nyagatan who praise Bashir ANus as firm grip for anchore.His Deputy must make Peace with SPLA divisional Commander not Again President Kiir. WE got another BIG ENEMY call LAM AKOL in Jub

        • 22 December 2011 04:12, by dengtaath

          Hahahaa, laughing to Aarai Baka, somebody is wishing Aarai baka a president for 2020, how this empty mind referring to Dinka dominated SPLA? Dinka dominated SPLA in the reality the human with sense of human rights and dignity cannot referr to his delussions, he is just an animal with no sense of humanity, what ever he said is always trouble. Go to hell with that quote from Dinka dominated SPLA.

      • 21 December 2011 14:34, by Generation

        fuck those who kills General Athor, THE STRUGGLE CONTINUE

    • 21 December 2011 11:00, by Sam.Eto

      GEORGE ATHOR WAS KILLED BY AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES

      • 21 December 2011 11:15, by SeekingTruth

        SAM, SO WHAT IF HE WAS KILLED BY AMERICANS? GO TO HELL WITH UR NONSENSES!

        • 21 December 2011 15:14, by Hardball

          Sam.Eto, you people thought John Garang was the only smart man in the South, now did you get what you were wishing for? No way, you lost almost 80% of Sudan national resources to South Sudan, you’re now desperately fighting for oil transit changes/faka in Arabic to pay all the money you borrow from China. So, how do you like it now? Look, stop spying in the South, you will end up like Athor!

      • 21 December 2011 13:50, by Hardball

        Sam.Eto, you people thought John Garang was the only smart man in the South, now did give get what you were wishing for? No way, you lost almost 80% of Sudan national resources to South Sudan, you’re now desperately fighting for oil transit changes/faka in Arabic to pay back all the money you borrow from China. So, how do you like it now? Look, stop spying in the South, you will end up like Athor

      • 21 December 2011 14:22, by Humble Insyder

        Old boy your perception is unsubstantial and it doesn’t hold any water. We have an army of the state and they have done just what was expected. You are surprise, aren’t you?

        • 21 December 2011 14:49, by Hardball

          The question of who is astonished and who isn’t depends on the outcome in black and white we’ve already seen!

      • 21 December 2011 20:50, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. Sam.Eto, You’re right, Unite States is capable of killing idiots like Athor and they can do it again, if those fools don’t wise up.The president of the United States had set a decree to protect the new nation of south Sudan, from internal or external(s) forces. The killing of Athor should be a lesson for wannabe next buffoon. Athor death is no big lost because he killed many civilians.

    • 21 December 2011 11:09, by White

      Mr white.
      Yes I agree with you Baka Athor is not
      a human being he is a wild force killing the
      Southerns notthing just for the money
      being given to him by Khartoum
      Thanks to SPLA to ride of him from the
      face of our buitful nation.

    • 21 December 2011 11:11, by Wetdut

      U r talking as illiterate person, SPLA should be a democratic government whereby human right, freedom and trail before the law inaccordance with transitional constitution. Athor is not suppose to be killed. even bashir did more worse then Athor but he is wanted by the ICC. secondly SPLA is for all tribes and people of Southern Sudan. AT THIS POINT NEVER BE STUPID.

      • 21 December 2011 13:36, by White

        My friend does this man repect the human
        right and fredom as you mentioned? and
        others like you are stupid. some of yuor
        r members are saying Duoth Makuach is
        American citizen why he joind your Atho
        r? Think well of Athor, you will end up like him.

    • 21 December 2011 11:40, by Koang

      May His Soul Rest in Peace
      This is what shall happen to all the citizens of this country, who think that, they will not use peaceful means to get what they want and prefer destructive means to get what they want....This government and the country is for all of us. Therefore, we will never telorate wrong doers/destructors.

    • 21 December 2011 12:08, by Aristotle

      Athor must be buried in a secret location,best way of dealing with the criminals of 2011,such as Osama and Qadaffi,his body should not be given to his relatives who didnt follow his idiotic thinking,

      • 21 December 2011 12:17, by Aristotle

        The only bad thing with the news of Athor death is that it was announced by Traitor and anti-SPLA victory Riek Machar,SAlva kiir kitchen manager,this news is suppose to be aired out by chief of staff or minister of defence not by robber,living militia announcing the news of a dead militia,hahahahaha.

        • 21 December 2011 12:23, by Aristotle

          If Athor was killed by Uganda forces and CIA ,what is wrong with that,the death of Athor has given Riek Machar a yellow card,time for militias is running short. it is either Riek accept slavery or choose death,no running away this time.Spla is back to its previous victories.

        • 21 December 2011 19:16, by $ 10,000,000

          THAT GUY SOCALLED ARISTOTLE HERE AT THE FORUM IS A DRUG ADDICT AND HE NEEDS SOME COUNSELLING IMMEDIATELY. JUST DRIVE HIM TO JUBA TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION OR OTHERWISE HE MAY COMMIT SUICIDE

    • 21 December 2011 12:30, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Dr Riek Machar,

      With all that education you have yet, you are allowing yourself to be played like a fool by Dinka government led by those intermediate and secondary school graduate such as Kiir,to say controversial things that you don’t believe in their rationalities like a puppet! Is announcing Gorge Athor’s controversial death the only thing your Dinka masters in Juba allowing you to do?

      • 21 December 2011 12:39, by SSLA/M Supporter

        Why are you talking about that controversial death of Athor now when you didn’t say a single word when General Gatluak Gai was murdered by SPLA/M mafia or you was scared of your life Mr double-dealer? Riek Machar!! I wish Dinka could kill you so that you don’t continue bringing more shame to our Nuer tribe!! Why those Dinkanized Nuer puppets of SPLA such as Hoth Mai and John Kong are not talking?

        • 21 December 2011 12:59, by SSLA/M Supporter

          Greedy leaders of unity state of western Nuer! Especially Riek Machar,Matip Nhial and Gadiet Yaka! you guys are bringing shame and weakness to our Nuer community! No wonder why you are stereotyped by the people of eastern Nuer as heartless people! You are allowing Dinka to bribe you with oil money that is generated in your home! I am ashamed by the fact that we originated from you!

          • 21 December 2011 13:14, by SSLA/M Supporter

            No wonder why Riek Machar declared his 1991 split from John Garang’s SPLA/M in eastern Nuerland, because he knew very well that if he did it your weak western Nuer, you would have not protected him, you might even him handed over to Garang! Look! Bul Nuer of your unity state are being wasted in front of you! this is impossible in eastern Nuer! help each other! what kind of Nuer are you!

            • 21 December 2011 18:51, by $ 10,000,000

              SSLA/M SUPPORTER, YOU ARE OUT OF THE RIGHT PATH BY EXPRESSING ALL YOUR DISGUSTING ACTIVITIES MAN. JUST GO AND TAKE SOME MEDICATIONS OR SLEEP STRAIGHT FOR TWO DAYS

            • 21 December 2011 19:02, by $ 10,000,000

              SSLA/M SUPPORTER, HAVE U BEEN DRINKING ALL NIGHT YESTERDAY OR WHAT? JUST JOIN MR. DINKA-DOMINATED SPLA/M SO THE TWO OF U CAN CONTINUE YOUR MARIJUANA SMOKING AND DRINKING HABIT. IF IT IS BECAUSE YOU RUN OUT OF BEER, DON’T CRY OR JUST GO TO HELL. WE ARE TIRED OF ADDICTS

    • 21 December 2011 12:33, by Abraham Ayom

      No matter how Geore Athor was kill by who ever did it. Justice has been done.

      May Almighty God bless rest his soul in the external life.

      • 21 December 2011 12:57, by Abyei Soil

        Abraham Ayom,
        If I knew you personally, I’d have whisper to you that it is bad to wish curse to the dead. God choose us to be with him at any time in person.

      • 21 December 2011 14:17, by Mapuor

        The world is becoming narrower for whoever kills in order to get high rank in the SPLA.Upper Nilians should as of now learnt a good lesson.Its true Athors followers will still creat problems in Jonglei but its localized between Paweng & Rut/Luac,it will never reach Bor.May Athor rest peace.

        • 22 December 2011 00:29, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

          Athor Deng death, have nothing to do with Paweny. point at the GOSS;do not create local problem among innocence Rural areas. People should look at the biggers picture cause of his death. Struggle in Sudan is not over yet,those Big leaders will died next in some years. Liberation has a lot of distruction in the history humankind. North-south,East-west will mourn a like. Not a single place will left

    • 21 December 2011 14:28, by Wise Fox

      Death of General George Athor, will not be the solution neither free people of South Sudan from the greedy Government of Juba. For those who are laughing for his death are fool because, you can’t laugh for the death of such war-lord he should be capture and put behind the bars not to be setup and kill as Juba government and Uganda’s President Museveni signed the deal to assassinate general Athor

      • 21 December 2011 19:11, by $ 10,000,000

        SSLA/M SUPPORTER, HAVE U BEEN DRINKING ALL NIGHT YESTERDAY OR WHAT? JUST JOIN MR. DINKA-DOMINATED SPLA/M SO THE TWO OF U CAN CONTINUE YOUR MARIJUANA SMOKING AND DRINKING HABIT. IF IT IS BECAUSE YOU RUN OUT OF BEER, DON’T CRY OR JUST GO TO HELL. WE ARE TIRED OF ADDICTS

        • 22 December 2011 00:07, by SSLA/M Supporter

          $10,000,000

          First of all I don’t drink alcohol or smoke marijuana or even a cigarette even though I live in a country where a can of beer and a box of cigarette are cheaper than a bottle of coca cola in S Sudan, I am not being honest here! So, please don’t assume everyone to be like alcoholic you, Mr Drunkard Kiir and that SPLA/M drunkard SG called pagan Amum!

          • 22 December 2011 00:20, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Because you and Mr Kiir never sleep without some intoxication doesn’t mean that everyone is like you!

            The reality is that is you that seems to be drunk because alcohol is a drug that slows down your reactions and I can easily spot that by the way you repeatedly posted that pathetic comment of yours! And by mixing capital letters and lowercases in ur text! your brain lost some coordination!

    • 22 December 2011 00:14, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 03:32, by Thondewut

      We thank God for the Death of General Athor.we didn,t known but God plan for his Deaths.
      They Blood of death people in Bor town has call back to Athor Death.
      Late the oprhan children enjoy and late the death of Athor go to hell.
      we all welcome the death of Athor,it look like killing of birds.

    • 22 December 2011 15:18, by Dumodit

      Athor’s life came to an end as result of pride only.
      A pool cannot plan and acted what will conserve dignity in him/herself or know that if you caused others ladder
      to hold you up seem good for short time but when spent long time doing it they can get exhausted. If you fall down on their shoulders, you will crush on the ground into pieces.

      He Started well; end worse. He death in disgrace.

      Ater’

  • 21 December 2011 10:14, by sober

    South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar at last got his personal avenge. He could never forget 1991 miseries. As George Athor passed away. Machar will sleep peacefully till his round of as a president of Nuer domination country after Dikans abolish themselves in a blood cycle.

    • 21 December 2011 10:31, by Deng Bornyang

      @ Sober, what is your point here?

    • 21 December 2011 14:01, by Hardball

      Sober, you can spy in the South the way you want, but remember one day, it will come a time you’ll end up in an mark graves somewhere in the South! No, it’s not a threat, it’s just a headup!

    • 22 December 2011 00:14, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 10:19, by jiengda

    the Uganda’s president should not be involved in the killing of Athor.He is not guilty,it’s the blood of the people who have lost their lives that gave George Athor free ticket to HELL.lets us not panic about his killing,it was just and fairly done by SPLA.
    All rebels in S.Sudan must be treated that way unless they put down their weapons.

    • 21 December 2011 11:02, by Sam.Eto

      GEORGE ATHOR WAS KILLED BY AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES

    • 21 December 2011 11:40, by Ayuikwaat Ayuik

      I am not celebrating the death of George as no death should be glorified.However; George Athor had lost his sense of humanity or lost one of the overarching principles that make us humans and differentiate us from other animals - that is morality. George Athor and his followers have no conscience (say have because he has died devoid of it and his followers have none whatsoever).A damning end

      • 21 December 2011 12:44, by Abyei Soil

        Getting your names on the news headline every day, receiving a huge credit in foreign currencies on your account every month, achieving a cheap title from foreigners wherever you go [General George Athor Deng a leader of South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A)] is the one exactly that has taken away the life of our SPLA General and die hard South Sudani. Today, South has got another freedom

        • 21 December 2011 12:47, by Abyei Soil

          ,...for those who were targeted by Athor Deng are now freed. Thanks to SPLA otherwise the death of George Athor Deng is not a good thing to celebrate. Ahmed Chol a ST member said always whatever begin with anger end with shame. You see, Athor shamelessly died in the bush. Why didn’t he come and died at home? Will the South citizens keep quiete on his death if he was at home. As if he is not a citi

          • 21 December 2011 12:49, by Abyei Soil

            ...As if he is not a citizen. And that’s why we tell our people to always unite and do one thing rather than accept a divides come from foreigner through his sweat money. I’m sorry!

            Abyei Son.

            • 21 December 2011 14:15, by SSLA/M Supporter

              Museveni must be eliminated by all means if we want to succeed in toppling Kiir and his SPLA/M corrupted regime in RoSS! Now, the war in RoSS has taken different dimensions and trends such as assassinating leaders! I believe rebel should practise this tactic too to eliminate high ranked officials in RoSS! North Sudan didn’t do that against SPLA/M militia but now SPLA/M terrorist....

              • 21 December 2011 14:34, by SSLA/M Supporter

                Governors and commissioners should be targets in that lawless and insecure RoSS! SPLA/M did it with General Gatluak Gai and the rebel didn’t take any revenge now they did it with Gorge Athor if no one will take revenage then tomorrow it will be another important general in SSDA or SSLA so you must kill someone important in RoSS to show SPLA/M fools that it has no monopoly for murdering in RoSS!

    • 22 December 2011 00:15, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 00:17, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 13:19, by Puluju

      But he should then not be killed by Uganda.
      We needed him alive to stand trial for killing innocent souls.
      Uganda government should be investigated for crimes of killing South Sudanese National.

      President Salva,be careful of Museveni,he is a witch on the African continent.Our late hero death still hangs on his neck???????

  • 21 December 2011 10:19, by Michael Angelo

    Whether George Athor was killed by Museveni or SPLA soldiers doesn’t make a different to us. All we care is that he is dead and that’s all we need. Those who still refuse to accept amnesty offer will follow him as well. Based on how Southerners react on Athor death, I have come to a conclusion that we’re all united than ever before. Let’s move on and build our country.

    • 21 December 2011 11:02, by Kuomkan Bateah

      Killing of general Athor or s’likes is not the soultion for the south to stable, make sure that the thing went wrong in first place(corruption) from the cuurent government otherwise next to die will be general Kiir!and don’t supperise when that happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 21 December 2011 11:23, by pabaak

      So Bapiny Monytuil will be the successor to Athor or what?, no doubt, he will follow the route of his boss, accusing Uganda of killing him doesn’t make sense, if they joined their evil forces with LRA as been alleged then definitely Uganda will not sit by watching its security been undermined, any next move by your evil forces will be met by joined South Sudan/Uganda forces to eliminate these elem

    • 21 December 2011 11:24, by SeekingTruth

      "ATHOR LEFT FOR UGANDA WITH MAJOR THOMAS DOUTH MAKUACH, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN" SO, THOMAS HAD BEEN WASTING HIS TIME IN THE USA ALL THESE YEARS SO THAT HE COULD BECOME A REBEL IN SOUTH SUDAN? WE CLEARLY NEED CULLING AND A VUCCUM IN THIS COUNTRY SO THAT SUCH EVIL MINDED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE UPROOTED COMPLETELY IN ORDER FOR PEACE TO PREVAIL!

      • 22 December 2011 00:46, by SSLA/M Supporter

        Truth Seeking about looting oil money!
        Rebels are highly educated and have lives to live too! Also they have loved ones just like you and Kiir! SPLA/M mafia used to be a rebel from 1983-2005 even though people weren’t happy with it, the mafia didn’t stop fighting its losing war! The same is for SSDA and SSLA that will keep on fighting till regime of Salva Kiir Ktoppled whether u like it or not!

    • 22 December 2011 00:16, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 00:16, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 00:17, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 10:21, by kolongnyantuet

    Stop threatening the Government of the People and for the people and by the People.you will fall in the same pit like your mad master should you not listen to the amnesty given to you by the government. you will die like criminals fighting for no cause.

    • 22 December 2011 00:18, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 10:27, by kimo

    the american special commando(special forces) have strated the dirty operations in the souths sudan by liquidating general goerge athor....many american marine are secretly deployed in south sudan to fight the LRA and to help slvakirr eliminate his opponents....a nice start!!!!

  • 21 December 2011 10:37, by wadsouth

    I already posted my comments about the idiotic mother fucker, the father of mothers fucker’s bitch’s,You the mother fuckers supporters of George Athor,I wish to kick your asses one by one if I know you bitches, stupid, idiots, and donkeies just like your mother fucker Athor, you go and rest with him in hell before I get you ass.

    • 21 December 2011 11:03, by Sam.Eto

      GEORGE ATHOR WAS KILLED BY AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES

  • 21 December 2011 10:40, by Martin Kat

    There will be no more question regarding killing of Lt Gen Athor he was betrayer his people by collaborated with our ememy in north Sudan. If he raise again from death must be kill again and again even in the heaven.
    Thankgiven to the SPLA therefore to the Government of South Sudan for their commitment of killing geat betrayers but he is amall fish the fish big is still in deep water don’t sleep.

    • 21 December 2011 11:12, by Wen De David Kuol

      Kim,

      American Marine came to Uganda to protect Civilians from Terrorists including From North Sudan and Militias are humerring Development and killing Civilians. I believe nothing went wrong with Killing Athor and his Aide. They All deserve Severe Punishment both on Earth and even in heaven.
      Some One always says what ever begins in anger end in shame, Athor die like a dog instead of respec

      • 22 December 2011 00:18, by Cadaai ?o?

        It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 11:01, by Aarai Baka

    Athor die in the hands of Almighty SPLA soldiers without foreigns intervention. puppet die puppet without any doubt. I call on SPLA to get ride with all rebels against ROSS and those betrayed the ROSS with her children. no matter when and where these faction started at but to finished them one by one. it can started from 1991 faction to 2010-11 faction. lesson has to be taught to them.

    • 21 December 2011 11:03, by Sam.Eto

      GEORGE ATHOR WAS KILLED BY AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES

      • 21 December 2011 12:14, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Sam, stop your silliness. Whatever way is not bad. Iranians and Eyptian radicals are killing civilians everyday in Sudan, but none of us talk about it here.

  • 21 December 2011 11:35, by Lango2010

    his death will bring peace to our new nation, because no one believe upto this moment that Athor was fighting to liberate South Sudan as claim the post of Governor. he die for is greedy ambition, so let’s leave the rest to Almighty to try him from guilt, if he escape the ICC.

  • 21 December 2011 11:49, by DOOR

    "The reward of someone who drive with a dead person’s licence always is this big". Watchout! the deal doer in South sudan Government, you maybe the next." Let’s brace for the big fish’s turn!!!

  • 21 December 2011 12:30, by samsam13

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  • 21 December 2011 12:45, by Madingthith

    Dear Readers,

    These are lame excuses being made on Uganda President Museveni on behind of Athor Death, SPLA soldiers are very gallant and vigilant to killed Athor if he attempted to cross the soil of SPLA forces.

    Duoth Makuach , American Citizen and his the loyalist of George Athor is flogging a death horse because he did not know what he is doing all these years in America and lastly resort

  • 21 December 2011 15:34, by Utatu Murba

    Upon doing any act which is not good to God will at last the result will be as like this. God created a human be accordingly and did not make any discrimination by saying he is from this tribes or else. So this is now the time for Athor to be judge in front of God. So who is now more sad for the death of that man? If you r more sad then for those who lost their family and children. Thank Merry Xma

    • 22 December 2011 00:20, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 15:41, by Man manning

    Hey guyz!!! wasting time on a nonproductive article is nothing but useless, since the traitor Judas Iscariot to the ROSS(Gorgy Athor) is gone we better open a new Chapter for prosperity.
    By;Twin Fire

  • 21 December 2011 17:24, by Bush

    Whoever killed him deserves a praise from the peace loving people of South Sudan.Athor, instead of lunching his own rebellion to express his grievance he decided to fight for our enemies in the North, which makes him to hated by most of the people of South Sudan including me and East Africa. Whoever collaborates with the Arabs risks being the enemy of all black Africans.

    • 21 December 2011 23:00, by Alan_Bard

      Mr. Bush
      I address you as a Mr. as a matter of respect to your human kind, please allow me to explain one fact here, in regards to African solidarity, all politicians are bunch of lairs, when there is economical interest there is friends, no interest no friends simple formula,

      • 21 December 2011 23:01, by Alan_Bard

        1st. Omar Elbasher what you call enemy of black Africans, is a war criminal who is wanted for war crimes, yet the only people how protect him from that arrest warrant is black African, that you call brothers in east Africa, how amazing? What kind of friends you got MR.????? Where is the black African brother hood solidarity???

        • 21 December 2011 23:02, by Alan_Bard

          2nd, He is wanted for crimes committed in Darfur and for what he did in south Sudan!!! Ask your friend s in the white House or the brothers in East Africa where was that kind of arrest warrants during the donkey years of fighting in the South of Sudan and the 1000,s of incent who lost their live there is the live of Darfur people worth more???

          • 21 December 2011 23:12, by Alan_Bard

            3rd Your president just went to America looking for arms, he came out empty hand, you asking way?? ( You sold your petrol to China = no friends and no arms) again no interest, know Mr. Kiir looking in Israel for an Arm deal, the price will be the deportation of all South Sudan refuges from Israel thy will be shipped as animals in cargo plane because Kiir excepted,

            • 21 December 2011 23:15, by Alan_Bard

              4th you have tribal and ethnic conflict within S.Sudan, so is the rest of Africa, no money no honey and take your shit away from my country, so be careful with who you call friends and brothers, look after your own people and nationals and look for peace not war, war will not pay the food or build a country it will only downgrade you as human,

              • 21 December 2011 23:20, by Alan_Bard

                you have had a lot in the past give your hand to your brothers in the North( not Omar Elbashir) the people of Sudan and live in peace, after all you still got more interest with them than any other country in the world, and finally I thank you for reading and understanding may God be with you and help people of south Sudan people

  • 21 December 2011 17:25, by spla

    yes Athor is died,but you know what the death of the greatest general make everything worsted why went Dr John Garang got killed by the north and the president of Uganda involvement on his death was good signals for the northern that they’ve thoughtful to defeated south,but that made the mind for whole southernsudanses gone far even not want to see Arabs with two eyes so who ever happy for Athor

    • 21 December 2011 17:48, by spla

      deaths my friends let me telling you that you did seen nothings yet waiting for few days and keeping your hears opening you will hear more and more killing every where in the country you know what mean that????????????????? because i know what is in our people mind am not sporting those criminal in the busy but that’s what i know so far and mak me wrong later when nothing happening

      • 21 December 2011 18:36, by Mi diit

        STOP IT!

        Don’t involve President MUSEVENI of Uganda in the killing of George Athor.

        I know they say John Garang died after meeting Museveni. Now they claim that George Athor died after meeting Museveni.

        • 21 December 2011 20:53, by spla

          comrade,don’t ever and ever trying to tell me to stopping from what iknows, you do not know whom you written with is just matter of internet okay be a son of the southsudan and a person knowingly the important of this country the way greatest leaders got killed in country is not good for the people like me this time we want to fine out whose involved of killed General Athor

          • 21 December 2011 21:01, by spla

            we been a paces makes bewteen Uganda and their ugliest rebels but we didn’t kill him while we whole knew how many people got killed by LRA. in the southsudan.

  • 21 December 2011 19:17, by Cush = ROSS

    George Athor was a highly respected SPLA General, his determination to suppress the Arab and defected Southern Sudanese rebel forces during the Second Civil War, earned him an honourable legacy amongst the Southern Sudanese Community. This fact cannot be erased from the history books of the Southern Sudanese People. The unfortunate events that led to his demise are the traps set by the transiti-

    • 21 December 2011 19:22, by Cush = ROSS

      on from the military stratagems required for combat and the democratic political processes. George Athor was unable to differentiate between a war of guns and bullets and a war of the ballot box. This caused him to be in serious error, by taking up arms against the very government and armed forces that he was a part of protecting and maintaining. He will be remembered for both his victories agai-

      • 21 December 2011 19:28, by Cush = ROSS

        nst the Arab and Southern Rebel Forces and his flawed decision to engage in combat against the very government that he helped to create. Although our nation is still reshaping itself politically in order to accommodate all parts of our society, we must all be patient and not hasten to wage war amongst ourselves. The Lord Almighty, Bless Our People.

  • 21 December 2011 19:55, by never

    i feel like we shouldn’t celebrate the death of Gen Athor Deng,remember few years ago, Gen Athor was a great fighter within the SPLA rank. today, if he decided that he have disagree with his brothers within the spla, he should have been handle respectfully. beacuse he his a different kind of enemy. he doesn’t think for himself alone, he also think about those which he have involve in this situatio

    • 21 December 2011 22:26, by Alan_Bard

      MMr. Never
      I salute you and take my hat off, reading through I could not find one sensible person here whow can talk some sense, please talk educate this hearted breechrs from South and North of a land called Sudan, you have divide the country and the wealth, yet it will not help you until you search inside yourself and find your inner peace then you will learn how to live in peace side by sid

      • 22 December 2011 00:05, by never

        mr alan
        absolutely you have just mentioned, we did divid sudan but still we can not agree on anything in the south sudan. also northeners canot agree on anything too but they are protecting their boarders.in they s.sudan, ministers are just putting money in their pocket without anydevelopment or protecting border. Gen athor in 1991 protect pig county from Riak m. today,riak incharge of s. sudan

  • 21 December 2011 20:09, by never

    Athor can just take unknown amount of money from kiir just like gadet by the time he meet kiir in nairobi, but he didn’t do it. that is why he is a different kind of enemy. the goss corrupting the goverment money, anybody can be against them not just athor alone. and you guys need to know that uganda government will finished up your politician. this is the same way Dr. Garang was killed last time.

    • 22 December 2011 00:13, by Cadaai ?o?

      It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

  • 21 December 2011 21:59, by acuil deng

    Athor asked for it and he got what he deserved

    • 22 December 2011 00:25, by never

      Acuil
      instead of government of s. sudan to ask Uganda government for killing one of their citizen, the s. sudan is celebrating the killing of Gen Athor. ashame on you southerners. this is the same Dr. garang died few years ago.

      • 22 December 2011 04:11, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. never,
        First be brave and use your real name so you can get credit for you good comments. Athor was a cancer and he deserve to die because he kill men civilians for no reason. This should be a good lesson for wannabe fools who want take over the ROSS.

  • 22 December 2011 00:13, by Cadaai ?o?

    It is funny when some people celebrated death of South Sudanese’ heroes. Athor has saved a lot of lives in 1991 from these tribes of Dinka: Abiliang, Padang, Paweny, Hol, Nyarweng, Twic East and has rooted in those tribes. Sooner or later will back to celebrators of this man. Those who let go too bad will pay the price for hypocritical as time goes by.

    • 22 December 2011 00:32, by never

      i don’t thing you know who was Athor fighting against in 1991 for sure, Gen Athor was fighting against Riak M and not Dinkas tribes.

    • 22 December 2011 11:09, by J P Puok

      mind your English before commenting always !!!!

      • 22 December 2011 16:06, by never

        mr. puok or piok,
        my english is great young man. for me writting i don’t think wrong, it doesn’t mean that i do not know englih big boy.
        thank

        • 22 December 2011 22:05, by Alan_Bard

          Mr. never
          Your English is very good to write and express yourself, thank you again for sharing your valuable knowledge with us here today, I briefer talking to you as a man who has some brain in his skull, rathure than talk to a fool with language and no brain or education, to so called puok or piok a man with languages and no brain is simply a Parrot,

  • 22 December 2011 01:56, by SoSuFreedom

    I want to hang out with George Athoro’s wife anytime soon.Does anybody knows her contact information?

  • 22 December 2011 02:53, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    The Vice president of South Sudan,Riek Machar Teny is now participating in anouncing the death of Mr.George Athor Deng, and he doesn,t announced the death of the Late Gatluak Gai when he was killed in Unity State. What kind of leader is that?

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

    • 22 December 2011 06:37, by living black

      LETS NOT 4 GET GUYS THEY ARE NOT DEAD YET WE STILL HAVE THOUSAND OF THEM,MAYBE I CAN SAY HE MIGHT BE ONE OF THEM WHO KNOWNS.

  • 22 December 2011 05:56, by Odingo

    The Uganda president killed South Sudan Rebell General Athor Deng.

    Folks, it was Uganda president who killed John Garang through airplane crashed.Any way who care they were Dinka bor criminal leaders. Let Ugandan president deal with Dinka Bor criminal leaders.This is what Dinka Dominated SPLA has been preaching about the death of their leaders and he is from Dinka Bor.

    • 22 December 2011 06:28, by Leave Us Alone

      These islamist backed miscreants are determined to hand back South Sudan to Satan.

      • 22 December 2011 07:46, by Michael Anyong

        Thank you very much and before you burial him take him to the court first to face criminal charges that he has had committed in Jonglei State against his own people

  • 22 December 2011 08:33, by Apolloos

    George Athor dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its the blood of those he killed inocently are calling. what goes round comes round. SPLA oyee!!!! Athor dead oyeee!!! Athor in hell oyeee!!!!!



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