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Accusations filed against me by VSS.

By   Hon. Thiik Thiik Mayardit

In a letter dated 1’st June 2021, Veterans Security Services (VSS) accused my person of engaging in unwarranted and inappropriate interference in its management decision. The officials the letter was copied to are serving in senior level both in civilians and organized forces. The same letter was copied to members of diplomatic community accredited to the Republic of South Sudan.

VSS accusation against me comes from its labour disputes with its employees that turn violence on 1’st june, 2021.
My name was dragged into this saga for two principal reasons and it was done with intent to dodge responsibility of the issue at hand.
I am being crucified here for my previous advocacy for worker’s rights, which put me on collusion course with W.S Insight Company.
Another reason is my blood relations with the president, which the VSS is using to portray me as an influential peddler.

Further, by adding me to this disputes, VSS wants me to be the topic of discussion and not their exploitation of their workforce. Why accused me before this incident has been investigated by relevant authorities?
The rush to point accusing fingers at me proves that I am being scapegoated as a way of relegating worker rights to the bottom of the agenda.

VSS in the same letter went ahead to itemized the supposed benefits of their investment in South Sudan and their adhere to principles of rule of law that I supposedly contravened .
While foreign investment is the source of development World over, any investment anchored on patronage that benefits big people who offer an imagined protection with no direct contributions to company’s bottom-line does not its salt.
Genuine and successful companies invest in their employees, not in racket protection to silence workers.

Any investment whose sole aim is company’s bottom-line and protection money of Nas Kubar at the expenses of men and women whose company’s profit depend on is tantamount to servitude, something all South Sudanese must reject. For the rule of law, it goes both ways, the law protect all from adverse machinations, including wanton exploitation of humans by another human or even from the Company.

These are the principles I have championed across the board because I believe our people cannot progress if we permit and subject them to foreign exploitation.
Holding these views does not means I have incited the workers of VSS Security. This is far from the truth. The real issue is VSS failure to cater for its workers welfare, something all South Sudanese should be concern about.
I urge all members of public not to take the bait on this and remain vigilant on protection of worker rights.

Having clarified this, I am ready to take other available avenues, including legal action to clear my name.

Hon. Thiik Thiik Mayardit.
Deputy Mayor,
City of Juba.
Juba, South Sudan.

 

 

 

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Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, and Parties to Mandate Extension Committed a Coup

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The leader United People’s Democratic Party, Hon. Wol Deng Atak has accused the leaders of the SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO, SPLM-FDs and other parties who signed the extension of their mandate to govern South Sudan of a coup against the nation. Hon. Atak reasoned that the mandate to govern a country could only be given to a group by the citizens. No group of people have such power as to unilaterally grant themselves right to govern a country. Hon. Atak says that “if a group of people unilaterally awarded themselves a mandate to govern the country, it simply means they are staging a coup against the people’s will.” He called on the organised forces to prevent the coup from getting further. “In this case, the organised forces and the people of South Sudan have the constitutional duty to stop the coup makers in South Sudan. The SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO, SPLM-FDs, and their accomplices who purported to have the power to extend the mandate to govern the country must be stopped.”

The United People’s Democratic Party said, “such pretence to unilaterally renew or extend the mandate to govern South Sudan simply does not exist. A group of people cannot claim to have the mandate to govern a country without the people’s consent.”

He argues that the peace agreement reached in 2015 gave the SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO and other political parties the mandate to govern South Sudan to dispute what he terms a hostage situation; and with a view of resetting the political system to default. Hon Atak also argues that the agreement gave legitimacy since it was meant to reset and followed by general elections. But, “unfortunately, the incumbents (parties to the agreement) chose not to implement the provisions of the agreement and instead engaged in sabotaging its implementation, engaging in rampant corruption and proliferation of small arms into the hands of the civil population. As a result, violence spread across four corners of the country, with children, women and vulnerable people bearing the brunt of violence and human suffering. President Slava Kiir Mayardit and 1st Vice President, Dr Riek Machar, and their associates have resorted to accessing the mandate to govern South Sudan through the back door again”, he said.

The leader of the United People’s Democratic Party said, “I call on all South Sudanese, Regional friends and International Community to unequivocally take action to tell the coup makers they must leave power. And that any sham elections will not be accepted. President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr Riek Machar must leave the power immediately”.

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Breaking_News!!TWO ARRESTED IN KONYOKONYO PROTEST OVER THE COST OF LIVING.

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Security personnel in Juba have allegedly arrested two youth, who briefly staged a peaceful protest against high cost of living in the country.

The handful of protesters took to the street on Sunday afternoon, holding posters such as “We cannot manage water and sugar now! We cannot afford bread now! and Save our lives from hyperinflation.”
Others protested high transport fare and fuel price.

The young people were also demanding the unity government to address youth unemployment and insecurity.

According to some of the protesters, they were chased away by the security personal while protesting at Konyokonyo market.

“We organized the protest and when we were trying to move in Konyokonyo market, the policemen as well as the national security arrive and they caught two of our people,” said one of the protestors whose name Eye Radio withheld on safety ground.

He said the officers shot in the air to disperse them, adding that the whereabouts of the two young men is not known.

“One of the security organ who came and shot in the air and later on he caught my brother. So, we are urging the security organ whether national security or the Ministry of Interior who have apprehended them to release them.”

Efforts to get a comment from the South Sudan National Police Service were not immediately successful.

Source: Eye Radio 📻

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Renegade Maj_ Gen Stephen Buay on his Facebook account claims to be members of his arm movement. It’s in the same page he condemned government of Sudan act against his movement. An action which he describe to be against international human right. Stephen Buay claim that his loyal members who are under detention include 2Maj_generals and one brigadier General.

The group were drove off to Mayom County Headquarters. They are now put under costedy of County security services.

Wether culprits be handled in state or be flown to Juba is not yet known.

This group were suspected to be behind death of Mayom Commissioner and 11 others. The same people are also accused of recent two week government convoy ambush in the area which killed at least 20 other dead.

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