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First African Female President Gurib-Fakim To Resign Over Financial Scandal

By Abdul Tukur

The President of Mauritius is to step down from her role soon, following allegations of corruption.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, 58, is accused of using a bank card provided by a charity to make personal purchases worth tens of thousands of dollars.

The 58-year-old, who is Africa’s only female head of state, will be resigning before Parliament resumes sitting next month.

Today, the Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said: “The president of the republic told me that she would resign from office and we agreed on the date of her departure”

“The interest of the country comes first, and I am proud of Mauritius’s image as a model of living democracy in the world.”

 

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