News – The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE), said they (Dinka) liberated South Sudan and they deserves to rule it. In an interview with the online based Dinka Radio, Martin Majut Yaak, a member of the council said Dinka liberated South Sudan.
“Jieeng liberated South Sudan so we deserve to be the rulers” Martin Majut said
Though using the name of Jieeng elders and Jieng as a tribe, the group does not necassary represent the Dinka community as a a respresentative council of elders other than it being a group of greedy and tribalist politicians.
However, since the Dinka community is silent and seem to be in support of the group’s acts and influence, whatever wrong the group does is seen by other communities as a Dinka acts in support of their son in presidency
Many politicians and community members including youths are against the group’s activities portraying the name of the community to be hated by others in the Country.
One of those concerned by the group’s activities is Kuir Ë Garang, a Political commentator and an Author. He wrote on his Blog:
How did we, the Jieeng, become this callous, greedy, divisive and short-sighted? Have Jieeng values become completely eroded that elders are now behaving like children? A nation where younger people advise elders to be wise, conciliatory and inclusive, is a nation whose values have been eroded. How can Jieeng elders allow Nuer to be massacred in Juba? Where is the wisdom of Jieeng in making sure Nuer are safe in Juba and out of UNMISS camps?
The group is also the driving forces behind the creation and implementation of the 28 proposed states which is currently seen a derailing factor to the implementation of the peace agreement.