JUBA – The deputy mayor of South Sudan’s capital Juba for infrastructure Thiik Thiik Mayardit has said that he has begun a lawsuit against people he didn’t name he accused of making ‘lies about my name’.
This comes days after a local security company ran by British nationals accused the relative of President Salva Kiir who has been praised for making reforms in the capital Juba of interference in their administrative system.
Thiik is accused by the Veteran Security Services (VSS) of also inciting protest by local workers resulting in the wounding of at least two managers said to be British nations and damages to the company’s compound in Juba.
In a statement on Tuesday, Mayardit accused the Juba-based Eye Radio and Radio Tamazuj of fabricating stories which he said can damage his reputation as a person stressing that he has no forces to beat people.
“I wanted to put it categorically clear that the purported photos of British citizens who are alleged to have been beaten up by me or say it people I have instructed as reported by both Eye Radio and Radio Tamazuj is not only a fabrication but also a great damage to my personality,” Mayardit said in a statement seen by Sudans Post.
“First of all, I have no forces in whatever military institution that can beat people per my instruction. I am a normal citizen whose my views can’t jeopardize any citizen living in this Country be it a South Sudanese or any foreigner,” he stressed.
He said the cause of the protest by employees at the company was a result of disagreement on wages between the company’s administration and the employees and denied any association with the company and revealed that he has launched a court case against people he didn’t name.
“It’s also to the best of my knowledge that I have no any associates with VSS Company from its management to the board of directors. These recent rampant implications on notion that connecting me with VSS activities following its disagreement with its workers on wages related issues is a clear provocation that will allow me to act legally,” he said.
“I have opened a case now to clear my names against all parties that involved and continued to make lies about my name,” he revealed, before adding “I am a typical supporter of British government and its work toward people of South Sudan where I should be the last person to do anything wrong against British citizens living in South Sudan.”
“I urge all my South Sudanese people not only to disregarded these trends but also condemn whoever doing these for the benefits of our Country’s image.”