Latest Africanss News/March 14, 2018/@xtraconfl/242 views Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim refuses to resign over expense scandalshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, is refusing to quit over an expense scandal, just days after it was announced she would resign. Ms Gurib-Fakim denies any misconduct after allegations emerged she made tens of thousands worth of personal purchases on a charity bank card. Her office has said the purchases were accidental and have been paid back. The country’s prime minister had said she would stand down on Monday. ALSO READ 2019: INEC raises alarm, Says APC, PDP, others yet to submit list of candidatesBut the president’s office has now contradicted this statement. “Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, having nothing to feel guilty about and able to provide corroborating evidence, rejects any idea of resigning,” the president’s office statement said. It also said that Gurib-Fakim, a renowned scientist, “had an identical credit card from the same bank inadvertently used the card from the [Planet Earth Institute] PEI for expenses not linked to her mission”. ALSO READ Atiku Abubakar Says he Is Sentimentally attached to womenHer office said $27,000 (£19,335) has been refunded and Ms Gurib-Fakim will defend herself with “legal action”. Local L’Express newspaper reported in February that the country’s first female president used a credit card given to her by the PEI in London to buy jewellery and clothes abroad. According to the paper, she was given the card for serving as the NGO’s unpaid director and it was to be used to pay for the promotion of a doctorate programme named after the president. ALSO READ ‘I was caught because I didn’t pray, read bible’ – Robbery suspect confessesIn a statement to the BBC, PEI London said that Ms Gurib-Fakim had refunded the money to its Mauritian sister organisation. The organisation says it had given her a credit card to cover travel expenses while promoting African science, technology and innovation. Leave A Comment Below Related share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleThe PAFD Categorically Deplores the EPRDF’s License to Kill by Imposing a State of Emergency.next articleMbadi wants NASA parties not to frustrate Uhuru- Raila peace pactRelated PostsLatest Africanss News/December 17, 2018 2019 Elections: Pressure Mounts On Peter Obi To Show Commitment Against BiafraLatest Africanss News/December 17, 2018 Tanzania: Attracting Foreign Investments for Growth of Capital MarketSomalia: Journalist Critically Hurt in Car BombingNegarit 27: መድረኽ ናይሮቢ – Medrekh Nairobi – Awate.comEritrea: Now the Onus Is On Eritrea to ReformAfrica: Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South SudanBurundi: Attorney General reacts to BBC report about human rights violationSudanese president makes surprise visit to SyriaAfrica: Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South SudanKagame’s Troubles With South Africa Are Not Created By “This Fellow Himbara” As The General Claims. The Troubles Are Self-Inflicted.