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Chol Tong Mayay

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2013/12 to 2014/02 GRSS identified the following leading politicans as instigators of an attempted coup on 15 December. Plotters who evaded capture: Riek Machar, Taban Deng, Alfred Lado Plotters who were arrested and not released by 2014/03/01: Pagan Amum, Oyay Deng, Majak D’Agoot, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth Inciters of uprising who were arrested, and released after mediation at the end of January: Deng Alor, Gier Chuang, Cirino Heting, John Luk, Madut Biar Yel, Chol Tong Mayay, Kosti Manibe, Peter Adwok (released earlier) Suspects initially arrested but let go: Khamis Abdal-Latif and Deng Deng Akoon. Snippet
2013/12/06 Members of the (dissolved) SPLM Political Bureau hold a press conference and issue a statement in which they accuse Salva Kiir of discarding SPLM structures, ostracizing people formerly close to John Garang, bringing non-SPLM or recently-SPLM people into high government office. They call on him not to bypass the BP but to convene it to set the agenda for the NLC. Participants include: Riek Machar, Pagan Amum, Rebecca Nyandeng, Alfred Lado, Deng Alor, Chol Tong, Taban Deng, John Luk, Adwok Nyaba, Majak Agot, Oyai Deng, Madut Biar, Gier Chuang, Luka Monoja, Cirino Hiteng and Ezekiel Lol. Snippet 1568
2013/03/21 The 60-day deadline apparently required in law is broken, for the holding of gubernatorial elections in Lakes State, following the sacking of Chol Tong Mayay as governor in January. The acting governor appointed by President Kiir - Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol - remains in place. Snippet
2013/01/22 President Salva Kiir by decree sacks Chol Tong Mayay as Governor of Lakes State, and replaces him by a caretaker military governor, Major General Matur Chut Dhuol, after further inter-clan clashes between Amothnhom and Panyon sections of the Dinka cost 25 lives earlier in the month. Major General Matur's mandate is to restore peace and security. (Sudan Tribune, 5 February 2013) Snippet 608
Reference Mini-review
Juma Mabor Marial, 2014/05/11. Bibliography item: Juma Mabor Marial (2014/05/11) "The Genesis and Phenomenon of Intra-Clans’ Conflict and Revenge Attacks in Lakes State". (Article). South Sudan News Agency. [Article] South Sudan News Agency. Accessed online., Accessed online., Accessed online.

In this three-part article, totalling over six thousand words, Juma Mabor Marial suggests there is an innate tendency for clan feuding among the Galweng (cattle-herding youth), and blames leaders and educated elites for failing to curb it. He says it was limited more effectively during the war before 2005, due to the strength of relatively uninhibited military rule. But since then, although governors have had military backgrounds, the peacetime conditions did not allow them to impose force so easily, and they were not educated enough to find civil ways of governing.

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