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Open Mic: Gambian politician, lawyer and serial rapist Melville Robertson Roberts

Open Mic is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard.

On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) to discuss the rape case of Gambian Foreign Affair senior officer and lawyer Melville Robertson Roberts accused of rape by 5 independent women. For 2 years (from 2019),  his friends in power - including the political elite, those in law/judiciary, as well as sections of the Gambian media have tried to protect him and bury the case instead of bringing it to trial.  The Gambian authorities are so fearful of bringing him to justice that they declared the case  "untouchable" despite the numerous testimonies and evidence presented by his victims. For 2 years, his victims have been denied justice.  If you've missed the live show, listen to it again as Tamsier and Macaire delve deeper into the rape case of this disgraced University of Oxford alumni.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Presenter (main) : Tamsier Joof 

Panel: Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac),

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered : On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) to discuss the rape case of Gambian Foreign Affair senior officer and lawyer Melville Robertson Roberts accused of rape by 5 independent women. For 2 years (from 2019),  his friends in power - including the political elite, those in law/judiciary, as well as sections of the Gambian media have tried to protect him and bury the case instead of bringing it to trial.  The Gambian authorities are so fearful of bringing him to justice that they declared the case  "untouchable" despite the numerous testimonies and evidence presented by his victims. For 2 years, his victims have been denied justice.  If you've missed the live show, listen to it again as Tamsier and Macaire delve deeper into the rape case of this disgraced University of Oxford alumni.  

Radio programme : Open Mic

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Medium : Audio recording

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CREDIT:

Picture of Melville Robertson Roberts: Courtesy of Trumpet.gm

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The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

Seereer Radio - https://seereerradio.com/ 

Trumpet.gm - https://trumpet.gm/2020/06/18/is-melville-roberts-being-prosecuted-in-absentia-on-rape-assault-charges/ (more on this story)

 

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