JUBA – South Sudan’s former deputy minister of interior and an incumbent member of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly General Salva Mathok Gengdit has said there is no judiciary in South Sudan saying all issues are being politicized including criminal and administrative issues.
Mathok is a senior member of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement faction led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit. His comments follow previous comments by former defense minister Kuol Manyang Juuk who said the government has killed and failed citizens.
Last month, former presidential advisor for military affairs and former deputy speaker of the country’s parliament General Daniel Awet Akot urged President Salva Kiir Mayardit to resign and handover leadership to Nhial Deng Nhial because he has failed.
Speaking in an interview with the Juba-based Eye Radio last week, Mathok said enough is enough, without stating if the current regime should go.
“Is there a judiciary in this country?” Mathok asked. “Honestly, it is not there. These are facts; there is a breakdown of that area and which we need to talk it out. When people talk, people say you are against the government, but enough is enough.”
The senior SPLM member said all judicial issues are being politicized.
“Now in our country everything is politicized. Criminal issues are politicized; administrative issues are politicized, so you will not get things done according to the law,” he said.
“But it depends on how we are committed to see this country is going this direction that is anybody who committed a crime shouldn’t be supported like me if I commit a crime now, communities will arise now,” he added.
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