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“You and your family ate from Jammeh’s pockets”: EX-GRTS news anchor clashes with Olimatta Taal
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“You and your family ate from Jammeh’s pockets”: EX-GRTS news anchor clashes with Olimatta Taal

Olimatta Taal has rebuffed Fatou Dibba, a former GRTS news anchor, for publicly attacking Isatou Njie Saidy and Mama Singhateh for siding with President Jammeh.

Ms Taal described her actions as a ‘dangerous ‘witch-hunt.

Fatou has been relentless in her criticism of the Gambian leader since he rejected the December 1 election results last week. However, her Facebook post against some of the women in Jammeh’s government drew the ire of her cousin, Olimatta.

Olimatta, equally as eloquent, wrote: “It is very dangerous and uncalled for to disrespect people. Call out their names etc. in the name of politics.”

She added: “You enjoyed the gifts of being an ambassador's wife under Yahya Jammeh! You benefited directly from his regime. I even saw your post with Clinton and his wife representing Jammeh as head of state.

“I been sitting and watching you vent for days. But you and your family ate from the pockets of the President and so did many of you out here squealing. Me I was offered a job which I didn't take. You keep attacking people in the name of politics but it's not cool. You should be ashamed of yourself. You are biting the hand that fed you.”

Lashing back, Fatou Dibba, who was once married to the country’s former ambassador to Washington DC, Tombong Saidy, wrote: “You are a hypocrite and many people are watching you... You only care about making money and taking from the Gambian people. I have never done that. Get off my page, you sycophant! Yahya Jammeh sympathiser. You are suffering right now, your money maker is about to go down. You are something else... Sah holl mungay dock. No one cares about what you have to say woman.”

The former GRTS news anchor revealed that she got married to the former diplomat when she was only 19 and knew very little about government operations.

Olimatta later pleaded with Fatou to know where to draw the line in her criticism against the current government.

 

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