Wednesday December 13, 2017

Dhieu Mathok accused Malong and Kiir of conspiring to deny his late uncle a traditional burial in his village

JUBA – SPLMIO secretary General Dr Dhieu Mathok Wol harshly criticised the intention of both General Malong and Salva Kiir who (according to him) are forcefully trying to burry his late uncle Lual Diing Wol “Baba Africa” in juba, contrary to the wishes of the deceased.
Mathok said that Paul Malong Awan “conspired with Malong Asha to bury “Lanbar” in Juba” despite objections by the late’s family and the deceased’s own desire. Dr Mathok added that the situation was brought to the attention of Kiir who was “reluctant or preferring the Malong way” of burying his uncle.
On behalf of the family of Wol (Arumjok) Reec Lual, I would like to inform relatives, in- laws, friends, Aweil Community Worldwide and the entire South Sudanese that the family at Majok Diing Wol village met under elderly member Executive Chief Atak Diing Wol and requested all family members to distance themselves away from what is taking place in Juba. The burial of Lual Diing Wol in Juba is against his will. Lual Diing indicated, in many occassions his will that he should be buried at Atokthou. During the struggle he told relatives and his bodyguards that in an event of his death under any circumstances his body must be taken home, and if the situation doesn’t allow he must be burnt and the ashes must be taken home for burial. He also revealed to me personally in 2010, when he started constructing his house in Araith that “he is finally coming home”. There is no force under this sun that could go against the will of a decease and leave unchallenge. This is not politics. – Dr Dhieu said in a Facebook statement
Dr Dhieu asked the family, relatives and friends of his uncle not to attend the burial services organised by General Malong and Salva Kiir. He said that the burial must be done in accordance with the deceased’s wishes, i.e taking the body or his ashes to Atokthou of Aweil.
THE UPPER NILE TIMES
Times Wire Staff
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