The national anthem was being played. And just then urinate in the pants. Whoever is not the head of state. South Sudan President Salva Kiir was caught on camera by journalists. Promotion is also done on television. Six journalists were arrested due to the incident.

Security forces in South Sudan have detained six journalists after a video of the president apparently urinating in his pants went viral, The Guardian reported.

Last month, Salva Kiir stood during the national anthem at a government event in the country. Later his pants are seen getting wet. The President’s security guards rushed to see the incident. Then the focus of the camera is shifted to the other side.

The country’s Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Friday that six journalists from the state-run South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) have been detained by the country’s National Security Service on suspicion of unauthorized release of footage.

CPJ, citing media reports and those who spoke on condition of anonymity, said control room director Joval Tombe, camera operator and technician Victor Lado, camera operators Joseph Oliver and Jacob Benjamin, camera operator and technician Mustafa Osman, Cherbek Ruben and control room The names of those detained as

Muthoki Mumo, CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative, said the arrests ‘consistent with a pattern of arbitrary detention of security personnel whenever officials deem the coverage unfavorable. The authorities should release these six employees unconditionally and ensure them to continue their work without any disturbance.

The Union of South Sudanese Journalists protested the incident and called for a swift investigation into the incident.

The video was widely shared on social media last month. The public raised the issue of the 71-year-old unfit president in public and silently protested. But on the contrary it has given rise to controversy.

Kiir has ruled South Sudan since independence in 2011. No elections have been held in the country since he assumed power. However, a vote is scheduled for 2024.

(January 07)