South Sudan’s despotic President Salva Kiir has ordered that no one should sing the country’s national anthem unless he is present.
In a shocking statement released by the country’s Information Minister Michael Makuei, it was stated that the national anthem is only meant for the president, in a function only attended by the president, not for everybody. He added that leaders and institutions were playing the anthem at whim, which was an abuse of the national anthem.
It is said that Salva Kiir passed the order during a cabinet meeting on Friday. The anthem was written shortly before South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, got independence in 2011. Since then, the country has been embroiled in a civil war with former comrades Salva Kiir and Riek Machar constantly at loggerheads.