Mauritius, the island nation off the east coast of Africa today marks its 50th anniversary of the country’s accession to Independence. The country is also marking its 26th anniversary as a Republic.
However, overshadowing these celebrations is the news of the pending resignation of the island nation’s first female president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Ms Gurib-Fakim is accused of using a credit card provided by a non-profit organisation Planet Earth Institute to make personal purchases of at least $30,767.
The Government and opposition demanded her resignation; and according to Prime Minister Pravind, she is expected to resign after independence anniversary celebrations.