Mauritian Commerce Minister resigns over corruption allegation

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Port-Louis, Feb. 11, 2021 Mauritian Minister of Commerce, Yogida Sawmynaden, resigned from his post on Wednesday evening following allegations of corruption made against him by the wife of one of his political agents who was found dead in a sugar cane plantation a few weeks ago.

The wife of the political agent sued the minister, in a private capacity, to the effect that the latter had registered him as his agent in his constituency “without having informed her and pocketing her wages for six months last year”.

Announcing his resignation, Mr Sawmynaden said he was “taking a political leave by stepping down to jump better”.

The Minister refused to answer questions from journalists present at a press conference.

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