RUMYU—Nairobi—has just learned of the unfortunate passing on of Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol, a prominent figure of our struggle for independence, a general in the SSPDF, and a two-times governor of Lakes State.
It goes without saying that Gen. Matur Chut was not just a great son of Agar and Lakes State. He was, without doubt, a great son of Bhar El Ghazal and our great nation—South Sudan. This claim is backed by not just his brave efforts as a Commander during the long struggle for our freedom but, as well, by his post-independence efforts as the governor of Lakes State.
Called on twice by President Salva Kiir to bring stability to the troubled Lakes State, in his capacity as governor, he took on the great challenge with good humor and patriotism and without hesitation.
When the brutal forces of anarchy and sectional violence went as far as to rob the life of his own brother and Paramount Chief, Aparer Chut, Gen. Matur Chut, like all good leaders, urged restraint and calm.
It is for these things and many good things left unsaid of him that, RUMYU—Nairobi, and its leadership under Ajak Marial Madol now mourns his loss and extends its deepest sympathies to: both his immediate and extended family, his friends and comrades in the struggle for our independence, and anyone who knew him and is affected by his loss.