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Mauritius: The President of the Centre for Democracy afraid of a new social explosion similar to that of 1999

The President of the Observatory of Democracy and former trade unionist, Jack Bizlall fears that Mauritius does not know once again a new social explosion similar to that of 1999, as related by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

"The public has a feeling that his voice is no more heard ", says Jack Bizlall.
According to him, there are abandonment when the authorities "are guilty of a failure to listen," while at the same time Mauritians "are struggling" to get out.
As a reminder, the death of the lead singer of seggae Kaya (Joseph Reginald Topize) in a police cell after his arrest in February 1999, for having smoked a joint of cannabis on stage at a political rally, engulfed the island.
For 48 hours, the creole community shouted its anger. Police stations burned, Hindu temples sacked, Mauritius was in fire and blood and five deaths have been recorded including one policeman.

Fabrice François

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