The eldest son of the Sudanese politician and revolutionary leader the late John Garang de Mabior is Captain Mabior Garang de Mabior. In this article we look at facts about his life and his political journey in the South Sudan stage.
Born to the John Gorang de Mabior and Nyandeng Chol Atem, he grew up following in his father’s footsteps in the political field. The eldest son has had several controversial issues on his neck following his very outstanding character. He was described as a drug addict before his joinining of the opposition where he serves as the head of the opposition SPLM-IO’s committee for information.
Mabior Garang Key Milestones:
He first made his appearance in the South Sudanese public in August of 2012 coming up with severe criticism on the President General Salva Kiir Mayardit as a poor successor to his father’s legacy the late John Gorang de Mabior. He claimed that the leadership was unsatisfactory to the people and thereby his role in opposition took foot then.
In August 2014, Mabior Garang was found with a 9MM firearm (pistol) loaded with more than five bullets in a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with an aim of assassination of the President General Salva Kiir. He was captured before any damage was committed and his enmity towards the president was proven crystal clear.
In April of 2016, Mabior was appointed the National Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation. He was mandated with the role of ensuring the country was adequately covered by water needs and was leader of the irrigation projects across the country. He has also served as the country’s Assistant Minister for Interior. He proved his ability as a politician and country leader in these capacities in serving the people of South Sudan.
In July 2019, Captain Mabior Garang de Mabior wrote an article titled ‘The Meaning of Liberation in the Context of the Independence of South Sudan’ where he addressed several aspects and issues in the country such as the accomplishments of the liberation struggle that led to the secession of South Sudan, the vested interests of the traditional elites and the vision of new Sudan.
Mabior Garang Political Criticism
Mabior Garang has been bitterly criticized in his undertakings as being heavily influenced by his mother, Nyandeng Chol Atem in all his decisions and moves in the political arena especially since 2013. This has earned him the title ‘Mama’ s Boy’.
Considering that he lives in his second home in Nairobi with his mother in a luxury house, he has been criticized for taking a said easy way out as conditions back in Juba are worse off for his fellow South Sudanese citizens.
Mabior Garang Future Aspirations
In March this year, 2020, Mabior spoke against rumors and allegations saying that he was ready and willing to take up the role of deputy minister of interior in the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity. We can expect that he will do further works in his support and unwavering devotion to the SPLM-IO.
Mabior Garang Family and Wife
Details about Mabior’s family and wife are still under wraps. We will update them as soon as the information is available.
Mabior Garang Net Worth and Property
Mabior’s late father John Garang was among the richest people in Sudan. The tycoon left millions of dollars which were inherited by the controversial Mabior Garang. Mabior’s estimated net worth is close to over $650 Million.