Juba, 12 July 2021; Communal fighting broke out between Dinka and Mundari nomads in Gudele in the suburbs of Juba. it is reported fighting ensued on Sunday night when the two groups converged in a local videotheque watching the most-watched European Cap of Nations between England and Italy.
An eyewitness who witnessed the incident said it looked like one Dinka youths were supporting England while the Munadri were supporting the Italian team, shortly after London lose to Roma in penalty shooting the Dinka youth took their revenge and disappointment on the Mundari. soon the two groups locked horns in physical assault as if that wasn’t enough, one of the Dinka youths run into a nearby house and came back with an Ak47s loaded with ammunition and immediately went into action, in the process he shot and injured one Mundari youth.
The wounded young man was rushed to hospital for better treatment management, but unfortunately, he wasn't lucky enough, this evening (Monday) he succumbed to his wound.
However, this evening after the Mundari youth have learned about the death of their colleague they quickly regrouped and attack the Dinka youth in Gudele, where fighting has taken place the previous night.
Residents of Gudele who spoke to this publication said they are afraid innocent people from other tribes can wrongly be targeted as the two groups escalate their fights in residential areas.
The residents who said they are afraid said police have deployed this evening to quell the fighting but they are afraid the two groups will resume the fighting in the morning.
Mundari and Dinka have long animosity and the two nomads groups have in the recent days cause a lot of havoc in Central Equatoria state prompting the state government to demand each group to return to their ancestral homeland.