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Reality show turns violent, fans hurt

Author : mathya | Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The music reality show –the South Sudan Talent Search finals turned violent last night after fans of some of the unsuccessful contestants turned violent.

Some fans who were not content with the judges’ ruling became angry and several members of the public were attacked as they were leaving the Nyakuron Cultural Center.

The fight escalated to the street along Nyakuron and Custom roundabout, before police reinforcements arrived at the scene.

A member of Eye Radio’s staff, Mori Bisensio was among those injured.

“They started kicking me, slapping me and then I started to run which was not helpful because they were also running after me and kicking me,” explained Mr.  Mori.

“In the process, I tried to run but fell down severally and they kicked me; I sustained severe body injuries.”

Lam Tungwar, Chairperson of the South Sudan Artists Association, which produces the Talent Search show, said the association will lobby for an increase in the number of police officers in future events.

“…we are actually taking the necessary measure to see how we can add more police in the future and even add the price of the charges of anything that we have to do; may be it has to be made more expensive so that those who cannot afford cannot come in, because most of the people, maybe those who don’t have anything cause a lot of trouble in there.”

Idriss Iman was the winner of Talent Search this year.  Isaac Mamur was the first runner up, and Olivia Sofrano was second runner up.

The winner of the competition is decided by popular vote. The winner took home 15,000 pounds.

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