Kiir pays tribute to Aguil Chut, Aguil’s sister advocate for the repatriation of her body.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit led the country in paying heartfelt condolences to Aguil Chut Deng, a former independence warrior whose corpse was discovered on Saturday in Brisbane, Australia.
According to a tiktok video seen by NCMP, the sister to the late warrior through the initiative of the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation is advocating for fund to bring back the body of her later sister to South Sudan.
According to the Gofundme link attached to the video, the initiative is supported by Deng Bol Aruai Bol from the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) Canada.
According to Deng, Comrade Aguil, just like millions of war veterans – “war wounded, widows, orphans, Red Army, and Katiba Banat, who witnessed horrors of civil war and suffering during the liberation struggle, was a victim of the promises not entirely fulfilled in a land of plenty.”
Although she didn’t reach a senior rank in the SPLM/A, she was very known for her activism and advocacy for the people of South Sudan during and after the civil war. She demonstrated unmatched patriotism in everything she does with her encouragement through morale to our forces, both SPLA and SSPDF. A very committed and agile member of the ruling party, the SPLM, she loved and supported the leadership of President Salva Kiir Mayardit to her last day on earth.
Aguil, a 58-year-old mother, left her house in Brisbane for her usual scheduled exercise on April 26, 2022, and never returned. After a series of searches by police and community members, her lifeless corpse was recovered on April 30th, 2022.
Aguil was a former member of a female battalion of the SPLA popularly known as Katiba Banat in 1986.
Kiir eulogized Aguil as a patriotic citizen who labored relentlessly for the cause of liberation of South Sudan.
In a condolence statement posted on Monday, Kiir wrote, “On behalf of the government and people of South Sudan, I express my profound condolences to Comrade Aguil’s family, particularly her husband, Gen. Biar Mading, her community, her comrades in Katiba Banat, and those who have worked with her in different roles throughout her lifetime.”
Kiir considered Aguil a lady of extraordinary bravery in her generation.
“She was a lady of enormous bravery in her generation. This boldness motivated her to abandon the shelter of her family and promise of school in 1984 to join the Sudan People’s Liberation Amy (SPLA),” he added.
He stated Aguil fought diligently in favor of liberation aspirations until the conclusion of the 2005 peace accord.
“Comrade Aguil switched to party work and became an active booster of the SPLM, arguing for full implementation of the CPA and for the organization of a legitimate referendum in Southern Sudan,” he stated.
“This effort gained her respect in the party and led to her selection as National Liberation Council member representing Diaspora constituency of Australia and Oceania,” he said.
He added her work ethic and devotion for South Sudan have been praised by the residents of all work-life in the nation.
“As we grieve our sister and comrade, let us all pray for her family, particularly her children and all those who are mourning today for God to provide them consolation to survive this enormous loss.”