Opinion: Hon. Peter Mayen Majondit needs to resign [no reason to shoot in the air at a football match]

To be honest … it thought this was fake news until a credible reporter from South Sudan verified this one. I saw it on a Facebook post and couldn’t believe this was real. I read it last night and it was just to much to be true.

I read a Facebook post from “Hot in Juba” called: “Minister Peter Mayen disrupts football game in Aweil, shoots in the air”. That sounds like a far fetched thing right?

The Minister showed up at the match clearly in anger, as he expected his wife to be nursing their three month baby. However, she was one of the members of the team and playing in the South Sudan’s Woman League. The wife of the Minister is an player on the Aweil Women Football Club. Who happened to have a match and the Minister suddenly stopped the match in his anger.

Here is some of the information from “Hot in Juba”:

The national minister of Humanitarian Affairs Peter Mayen Majongdit this afternoon disrupted a football match at Aweil Freedom Square as he demanded why his wife was allowed to play in the match.His wife, Aluel Garang, popularly known as Aluel Messi is part of Aweil Women’s Football Club which is taking part in the recently launched South Sudan Women’s National League” (…) “He was told to wait but he was so impatient and had to fire his pistol in the air disrupting the game. The game was later stopped to allow the minister to go home with his wife” (Hot In Juba, 17.04.2021).

This here shows how the minister lacks understanding and understand the role of parenting. The baby is also his and for the moment of the match. He could have taken care of the baby until she returned from the match. She’s a player on the team and was apparently playing. Just as his allowed to go to the office and do his job. The wife should have the ability to play, if that is something she can and will do. She will still nursing the baby when she’s not on the field.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs should be a bit humble and actually be human. The Human in humanitarian is lost on this fella. A man who is also supposed to lead Disaster Management created a disaster at that football field. He could have managed and carried this out differently. The minister could have been a man and taken care of his kid. It isn’t only her baby… it is their baby and joint responsibility. However, that wasn’t the case.

The Minister in his day-job is too “To oversee all humanitarian assistance to the needy, respond to disasters and reduce the risk to hazards”. Clearly he created hazardous action on that field yesterday and wasn’t reducing it. Secondly, the mission of his day-job is: “To save lives, restore dignity and sustain hope for development”. This man didn’t restore dignity of his family or his wife. Instead he has shamed her publicly and mocked family values to the general public. He couldn’t even bare the idea that his wife was playing football. That is how little he see in his wife. How is this man going to bring any hope, when he cannot even shelter and keep his wife safe?

This Minister cannot even ensure the wife safety or her team-mates. He cannot even reduce the hazard on that football field. How can he run the Ministry? Which is mandated to do this for the ones in need. That seems like a task, which is to big for this man. When he has to settle the score and finding only solution with using guns. Instead of talking and being a man. He didn’t take care of baby, but instead blamed her. That is the sort of gentlemen he is. Self-serving individual who cannot dually care of his own family. That is disgrace of a man. He should grow a pair and also respect his wife. However, that is to much to ask for the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs… Peace.

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