Juba, South Sudan,
June 08, 2021 – The family of former Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mahata Mohamed has reportedly been thrown from a luxurious residence in the capital Khartoum.
Multiple pictures circulated on social media Tuesday morning show the family members miserably sitting just before the steps leading to the main entrance of the residence.
Behind them are two commanding-looking men, one of them – dressed in a squared blue long sleeves shirt and navy blue jeans, can be seen locking the door in a move that likely happened after the confiscation of keys.
Outside the residence, a heap of luggage await transportation. Some luggage is spotted in a Toyota pickup heading to an undisclosed location.
Nyamilepedia could not immediately establish the reason for the family’s eviction. However, reliable sources familiar with the development says the eviction has a political bearing.
The Bashir administration was ousted in 2019 after an uprising rocked Khartoum. His aides and family members were also targeted by the Sudan Transitional Government led by Abdala Hamdok.
Like many of other Bashir aides, some currently in prison and wanted by the ICC, Osman was also haunted by the new administration.
In 2020, the former Vice President was named among three political prisoners who contracted COVID-19 from a Khartoum jail cell.
A report by Africa Confidential implicated the former administration in backing an assassination attempt of Prime Minister Hamdok.
The eviction of the family from a government-approved residence is viewed by many as one of the retaliatory measures systemically executed by the transitional government to extinguish families of their foes.