Former Port Louis Lord Mayor Sheikh Mukhtar Hossenboccus has resigned from the Labour Party. Hossenboccus has been the “constituency clerk” of MP Osman Mahomed in constituency No.2 (Port-Louis South / Port-Louis Central) since the 2014 general elections.
He has reportedly been involved with the Labour Party for 35 years.
In his resignation letter, the former Lord Mayor accused party leader Dr Navin Ramgoolam as being cut off from party members. “We all know you never listen and that makes you a bad leader. It’s a shame your main opponent is clearly a great leader,” he was cited as saying.
Sheikh Mukhtar Hossenbaccus said that he will continue to be involved in “active politics” in constituency No.2.
He described Osman Mohamed as “a hard worker” whose work is not recognized within the party.
Labour Party’s Communication Director Raviraj Beechook described the resignation as “an act of treason”.
“We understand that he (Hossenboccus) met PM Pravind Jugnauth recently. The party is going through a purge and toxic elements are invited to step back,” he told l’Express.