RUMBEK – The leader of Gelweng militia group which participated in the 2013 massacre of thousands of ethnic Nuer in the capital Juba has been killed today in South Sudan state of Lakes, residents have told Sudans Post.
Mondiar Maker was reportedly killed following a standoff with government troops after declaring that he was joining Kerbino Wol’s 7th October Movement which was formed last week.
“That is true. Commander Monydiar has been killed. He has been terrorizing the army for many years. He has been finally killed after deciding to join Kerbino Wol,” one source said.
Monydiar is one of several ethnic Dinka militia commanders who participated in the 2013 massacre against thousands of Nuer civilians in Juba.
A report by the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan in 2015 concluded that the government in the world’s youngest country had a higher hand in the killing of ethnic Nuer which began on December 15, 2013 and continued for a few weeks.
The report mentioned Gelweng and Mathiang Anyoor as the execution machine used to execute orders from the higher body of the authorities.