A video showing a mayor in South Sudan slapping a female street vendor has gone viral. Emmanuel Khamis Richard, the acting mayor of the African nation’s capital, is seen wielding a pistol and walking up to where a policeman and a woman vendor are scuffling while police are trying to clear a Juba str Khamis Richard, who was appointed June 27, has not commented on the incident. He is the third mayor of Juba to be sacked since the formation of the transitional government in South Sudan.
Bol Deng Bol, an activist in Jonglei State, which borders Central Equatoria State where Juba is located, described the mayor’s removal as a significant step in ensuring accountability.
Bol, who chairs the Jonglei Civil Society Network, also urged for a civil lawsuit against the mayor. The mayor’s successor has yet to be appointed. The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.
A mayor in South Sudan was caught on video slapping a female street vendor. He has since been sackedA video showing a mayor in South Sudan slapping a female street vendor has gone viral
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