Juba, South Sudan,
July 07, 2021 – The Governor of Western Equatoria State Alfred Futuyo has revealed the names of prominent national politicians supporting the ongoing violence in Tombura County within the State.
This comes after Mr. Futuyo himself was accused of supporting the tribally motivated conflict between Balanda and Azande tribes by being silent when some residents were getting slaughtered and houses getting torched.
Addressing journalists in Juba on Wednesday, 07 July 2021, Mr. Futuyo broke his silence and named prominent politicians he accused of supporting the violence that killed many and left several homeless.
According to the Governor, the four individuals are; Jemma Nunu Kumba who is serving as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Revitalized Government of National Unity, and SPLM Acting Secretary-General.
Futuyo’s list also includes Patrick Raphael Zamoi. He is the former Governor of the defunct Tombura State.
The other two include Pascal Bandindi, a legislator for Tombura County appointed in the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly, and Salle Sayi Uku.
The Governor said he will drag the four to the office of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, question them, and demand answers in Kiir’s presence.
“People cannot hide while killing others and accuse other people, this is not right,” Futuyo told reporters. “That is why I have come to see them here. I want to go with them up to the office of the President where I will ask them.”
The Governor also threatened a lawsuit against the protagonists claiming that he has all the evidence that the quartet supported the intra-communal violence.
“If not I will sue them because I have enough evidence. The report was compiled from the ground by the UN and various security organs,” the Governor said.
Tombura County has experience instability in recent days with several reports pointing to a well-planned ethnic cleansing motive.
The four were not immediately available to respond to the accusation labeled against them.