The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection of Mauritius, Yogida Sawmynaden has resigned.
His resignation comes days after the country’s Foreign Minister Nandcoomar Bodha, quit from both the government and the governing party, citing irreconcilable differences with the Militant Socialist Movement.
The latest resignation, unrelated to internal party wrangling comes after Yogida Sawmynaden was summoned to the Central Criminal Investigation Department following the complaint by widow of an activist of the ruling party who was killed last year.
While the former minister is subject to a potential implication in a murder case, wife of the activist has also lodged a complaint, accusing him of falsely declaring that he employed her as a constituency clerk in a case relating to a possible fictitious job scandal.
In a televised address announcing his resignation, Yogida Sawmynaden denied all allegations against him, noting that though resigning, he would be back stronger.