Mauritians signal government to resign in mass protest
Thousands of Mauritians marched in Port-Louis, the capital, calling on the government to resign on corruption and fraud charges.
According to Africanews, the protestors listened to opposition parties’ appeals to call into question the accountability of those who hold political authority.
They marched up to Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s office.
The government is also facing criticism for its accountability and mismanagement in August of a major oil spill.
In July, the Panamanian-flagged MV Wakashio ship crashed near two environmentally protected marine habitats and the Blue Bay Marine Park reserve, dumping 1,000 tonnes of fuel.
Island-wide uprisings followed in September over the oil spill, which harmed marine life and tourism.
The largest major rally that the island has seen in 40 years was shown to be around 25,000.
Mauritius, due to its anti-money laundering deficiencies, is on the European Union’s blacklist of third countries which pose a risk to the bloc, reports Africanews.
“If we are in this current situation it is because of these political parties which have governed us for the last 50 years.” said a protester.