Is Taban Deng Gai a curse politician or a bless one!

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salva-kiir-and-taban-dengBy Ter Manyang Gatwech


26th July, 2016-The Gen: Taban Deng  was appointed as First Vice President replacing Dr.Riek  Machar Teny who is central both Nuer Community and SPLM-IO  by Gen: Salva Kiir Mayardit with thoughts from Dinka Council of Elders, Taban has popularity both Nuer Community and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), Army interior and exterior.  What do Peace Agreement says?  Chapter one: Article 6.5 in the event of temporary absence of the First Vice President, the First Vice President may delegate a senior South Sudan Armed Opposition Minister to carry out the functions and duties in Office as stipulated in this Agreement.  To me this inappropriate to appoint Taban Deng Gai by President Sava Kiir by useless majority according to him. Please International Community, African Union and IGAD do not blamed Dr. Macahr for anything happened in future because President Salva Kiir already makes declaration of full-scale war in South Sudan. The Scientists said if there is no‘’peace then the last option is war’’. The main reason as to why Taban Betray SPLM-IO is because of Ministry of Petroleum to be given to him by Dr. Machar.

Back to question; is Taban Deng Gai a curse politician or a bless one?

Yes my answer is yes; during his term in office as the Governor of Unity State, Gen: Taban Gai Deng make a trembling political position for him because his ‘’magical thinking’’ make easy moved loyalty every now and then. Previous to his ejection from the seat in April 5th 2012, Deng was a die heart of President Salva Kiir since 2005-2013.  After President Salva Kiir Mayardiit sacked him and immediately replacing him with Dr. Joseph Nguen Manytuil Wijang, Deng was already an arch-critic of President Kiir adopting a pro-Machar political strategy and joined the SPLM internal effort to democratically host Kiir from the leadership of the SPLM party and would have been afterwards denied of carrying the title as the SPLM party flag bearer in a general elections which were supposed to run in 2015.The good thing those who remained with President Salva Kiir since 2013 will go out now because of anti-social behaviours of Gen: Taban Deng Gai.  Deng built many schools and hospitals in Warrap buying his political move with Kiir in order to stay in the seat as Governor of Unity State.  He got 5% supporters in Nuer Community but only his in county and in SPLM-IO he got 5%.  The 90 per cents for Dr. Riek Machar Teny both Nuer Community and SPLM-IO as movement according to my statistics for Taban.  Taban Deng Gai, this is the ends of his political career in South Sudan. The Nuer Community are not with you according to what you did in 1991, 2001, 2013 and 2016 in South Sudan.


Those fools who fool themselves at Crown Hotel are not real SPLM-IO members Political Bureau, Liberation Council and they are just bunch of ‘’glutton politicians’’ from President Salva Kiir side in Juba. The people who think about peace to implement by Taban just forget about the implementation of Peace Agreement. Dinka think that they are most cunning tribe in South Sudan but, they are most silly tribe in South Sudan because of their glutton.



The Nuer Prophet Ngundeng Bog his words are coming one by one.

Elders say Ngundeng predicted some of our present leaders. In his songs he talked of a leader called ‘Kiir Nyal Diing’ who would lead our people. Elders say it is Salva Kiir Mayardit. The name ‘Kiir’ would match the first name of our current leader, but ‘Nyal Diing’ is just a nickname describing Kiir. ‘Nyal Diing’ in Nuer are names of many doted colors, for example like that of a cow and leopard, etc. It simply translates “Kiir of many colours.” Ngundeng said this Kiir will one day bring, probably bad news, to his people when he said “Kiir Nyal Dieng be ha juoc lom.” Literally translates “Kiir Nyal Diing will bring me messages.” But the word ‘lom’ in Nuer is more of a ‘gossip’ than just a message or news. And in what form will he bring the news, nobody knows. Ngundeng Bong say Dr. Machar will be betray by his senior members within SPLM-IO and he come will alone as  James Gatdet Dak say early in Sudan Tribune; Dr. Machar will come to Juba whether they like or not. Exactly this is what Ngundeng said around 17 century in Sudan. Elders said Ngundeng was clear that he could not control or prevent from happening God’s punishment which he had already decided on Sudan. Ngundeng could just prophesy them. He could only suggest things that, if are followed, may please God and would reverse his plans about the nation. And among these were peace and believe in God, self-reliance and self-determination or freedom. His inability to control the fate of South Sudan was revealed in his dream which elders said was overheard by those who slept near him. In his dream he was called by God, “Ngundeng, Ngundeng tit gaat ka e goaa. (Ka cue luoc) Guadin a ko kon thuok kone Marol.” It translates, “Ngundeng, Ngundeng take care of my children well. He replied: “Father, let me first settle the case with Jalaba.”


Ter Manyang Gatwech is a Public Administrator by Profession and Commentator. Wrote a lot of issues about Human Rights, Rule of Law, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Equality and Democratization in Africa Continent. Reachable at:

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