Mabior Garang is a Sudanese politician and the son of former Sudanese leader and civil rights activist , John Garang and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior. In 2016, Mabior was appointed as Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation before the 2015 peace deal collapsed. He was notably one of the youngest Ministers in Africa. He was first in the spotlight in August 2012, when he openly criticized the entire Sudan leadership under his father’s successor, President Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. He also rose to prominence as one of the most googled personalities since 2018.
Garang founded the South Sudanese ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). Before his appointment, Mabior Garang was the spokesman of the Machar-led rebels. When fresh fighting broke out in Juba in 2016, he fled the country to exile, shifting between Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Afterwards, he was again appointed Deputy Minister of Interior in the unity government on the SPLM-IO ticket. In 2019, Mabior Garang has resigned citing insecurity and lack of political will to implement the revitalized peace agreement.
Other than being an unconventional politician and fashionista, Mabior’s controversial life style is spurred by his drug addiction. He was reportedly arraigned with a loaded pistol in Tanzania.