Madagascar: Justice Minister resigns following Corruption Scandal

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The Justice Minister of Madagascar, Imbiki Herilaza has resigned from his post after a corruption scandal.

According to a statement issued by the presidency, it was noted that Imbiki Herilaza submitted his resignation and Labor Minister Gisele Ranampy will assume his post temporarily.

Last week, records of a phone conversation between Herilaza and an unknown individual were shared on social media in which Herilaza was offered money in exchange for the cancellation of an arrest warrant.

Following the leak, Herilaza did not attend a Council of Ministers meeting on Thursday.

Herilaza was appointed to the post on August 15, 2021.