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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mauritian President Gurib-Fakim To Resign Over Financial Scandal

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa's only female head of state, is to quit over a financial row. 





She has been accused of using a bank card provided by a charity to make personal purchases worth tens of thousands of dollars.


She is to step down after ceremonies to mark the 50th anniversary of the island's independence next week. Denying wrongdoing, she said she had refunded all the money, Reuters news agency reports.


"The president of the republic told me that she would resign from office and we agreed on the date of her departure"; Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth told reporters without giving the chosen date.
The interest of the country comes first, and I am proud of Mauritius's image as a model of living democracy in the world.
He added it would take place before parliament returned at the end of the month.


The Mauritian daily L'Express published bank documents purporting to show Ms Gurib-Fakim had used a credit card given to her by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI) in London to buy thousands of dollars worth of clothes, jewellery and other personal items.

According to the paper, the card was given to her as part of her work as an unpaid director for the charity. One of the organisation's directors is Angolan businessman Alvaro Sobrinho who, the paper says, secured a permit to found an investment bank in Mauritius, prompting allegations of favouritism.


Ms Gurib-Fakim is a renowned scientist and in 2015 became the first woman to be appointed to the ceremonial position of president of Mauritius.

From BBC News

7 comments:

  1. Anywhere a woman is in power, People will be plotting her down fall. Why? Why?

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    1. Exactly my Sis, if proper investigation is carried out now it might not even be true..men don't want women to rule them, stupid egoistic animals

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    2. Stop with the victim mentality. Is Trump a woman? Is Buhari a woman? Didn't they plot to bring down Obama? It's not about women, it's about power itself. Anywhere there's power other people covet it and want it for themselves or their own side. Everyone has their own detractors. Simple. It's not gender specific. Damn.

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  2. She bought clothes, shoes and jewelry. Really?? They should be thankful. Come and see where our own leaders steal our money and build lots of houses, hotels, lots of luxury cars and sponsoring their girlfriends trips all over the world. They just don’t want the woman to rule them. Shikena!!
    Did you guys read that Sahara Reporters Sowore has declared a run for the presidency of the federal Republic of Nigeria??

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    1. I did read that and I was gobsmacked. Like seriously?

      Now I know what all the vile propaganda was for.

      Sowore for President indeed. If I hear?

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  3. She dey crase? She no get husband? If I hear say my wife resign because she move money. We will die there till her tenure expires. What rubbish.

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  4. Rambo, you are a but case. Lol!! So you go tanda there in the presidential palace

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