We learnt with great sadness the passing away of Yousuf Mohamed, 88, through a post of his son, MLA Shakeel Mohamed on Sunday 3rd of April 2022. Having read law at both Bristol and later Paris in the sixties, Yousuf Mohamed was undoubtedly one of our leading judicial practitioners since he resumed his practice in 1965. Soon however, the scion of Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed, a leading contributor to the struggle for independence, was to enter the political arena, being first elected as MLA in 1967.
From then followed an equally long and rich career as Member of the Legislative Assembly, Minister of Labour and Industrial Relations Minister of Industrial Relations and Ambassador to Egypt, with accreditation to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly until he returned to his practice in 1981.
But the passion for public affairs and his pursuits in legal or social matters, beyond the confines of political parties, remained vibrant throughout his illustrious career and he remained a gentleman whose articulated opinions, legal mentoring and towering source of advice were always sought both by media and political parties. In September 2020 he was seen marching humbly alongside countless thousands from all walks of life in the streets of the capital behind the national flag, expressing a cross political dream for a better Mauritius with better governance.
Having exchanged with him on several occasions in this paper and elsewhere, we can concur wholeheartedly with the tributes being paid across all spectra of society to the brilliant mind with an endearing attitude in life.
Mauritius Times wishes to extend to the bereaved family its deepest condolences and sympathy for such an immense loss.
Mauritius Times ePaper Friday 8 April 2022
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