Acting Mayor of Juba, South Sudan sacked

Written by on September 18, 2023

The acting mayor of South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, Emmanuel Khamis Richard has been sacked after he was caught on camera slapping a member of the public.

His dismissal was announced by the governor of Central Equatoria state after MPs sent him a letter unanimously calling for the mayor’s removal.

No successor has yet been appointed but the head of Juba city council, Martin Simon Wani, has been ordered to supervise the general activities of the municipality for the time being.

Khamis Richard has not admitted or denied slapping the woman.

He however didn’t appear before councilors in Juba after being summoned to answer for his actions, but instead requested a two-week reprieve.

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