Denis, a journalist, was smacked by the security of VP Rebbeca Nyandeng Garang
On Wednesday, a security for Vice President Rebbeca Nyandeng Garang reportedly assaulted a reporter in Juba.
According to the journalist, the event occurred at the Nyakuron Cultural Center during the International Youth Day celebrations.
The occasion was attended by the Vice President in charge of the Gender Cluster.
Denis Logonyi, a Classic FM employee, said that the incident occurred after he took a photo of Rebecca Nyandeng with his smartphone.
The unnamed security approached him and requested that the journalist erase the pictures on his phone.
When the journalist introduced himself, the security allegedly pulled him out of the hall and smacked him.
In an eye radio report seen by NCMP, Denis mentioned that the Vice President arrived with the other dignitaries, and as he was snapping pictures – which he had no idea was an issue – one of the security officials in a suit approached him and asked for my ID, despite the fact that he was wearing a media tag around his neck.
He broached further that after presenting his ID, a soldier in uniform rushed up and assaulted him. The soldier yanked up his shirt.
The Vice President’s Office, according to Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng, is aware of the event but cannot comment until the inquiry is completed.
The journalist’s assassination comes less than a week after Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga urged government institutions to improve access to information and media freedom in order for South Sudan to thrive.
He said that the media and activists give the administration with the information it needs to implement changes.