Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who has been embroiled in a financial scandal has resigned. This is according to her lawyer, just days after she refused to stand down.

Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, submitted her resignation in the “national interest,” her lawyer Yousouf Mohamed told reporters, adding that it would take effect on March 23.

She has vowed to fight the accusations — that she used a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases, including jewellery and luxury goods worth at least 25,000 euros, according to l’Express.

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