Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa's only female head of state, submitted her resignation for the "stability of the country," The president of Mauritius will resign this week over claims she used a credit card provided to her by an NGO for personal expenses, according to her lawyer on a TV interview.
According to a statement released Friday by the president's office explaining that she had unintentionally used the credit card given to her by the Planet Earth Institute because she had a similar card and immediately repaid the money to the PEI when the error was discovered. 
"Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has never received any gifts, salary or favors from the Planet Earth Institute. She is very surprised to be the subject of these cruel and violent attacks one year later, " the statement added.
The PEI also posted a statement on their website saying that "the PEI accepted the resignation of Prof. Gurib-Fakim on 20th March 2017. She had repaid our Mauritian sister foundation for sums apparently inadvertently used on a credit card issued to her to cover logistical expenses whilst travelling to promote African science, technology and innovation."

source: CNN

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