Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, is refusing to resigns despite calls from her PM over her quitting her job.
Ms Gurib-Fakim who is Africa’s only female head of state, denies any misconduct after allegations emerged she made tens of thousands worth of personal purchases on a charity bank card.
Her office countered that the purchases were accidental and have been paid back.
A statement releases by the president’s office read: “Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, having nothing to feel guilty about and able to provide corroborating evidence, rejects any idea of resigning.
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”.
Her office said $27,000 (£19,335) has been refunded and Ms Gurib-Fakim will defend herself with “legal action”.