Mauritius is an African island situated in the Indian Ocean known for its breathtaking beaches. We are honoured to be visited by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Vijaye Lutchmun.
Please share your personal and professional experience of South Africa with us.
I first visited the country in 1985 when my family and I enjoyed a holiday in Sun City. Back then, it had yet to become as developed as it is now, but it was a fantastic experience. Six years later, in 1991, the then President of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, sent me here on an offshore mission to discuss with the South African government various measures, policies and actions to curb the illegal drug trade. I didn’t imagine that 35 years later, I would be nominated as the High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa. Since living in this country, I have had the opportunity to see many of its attractions, such as Robben Island, where I experienced an incredibly moving moment sitting on the very same bench where former president Nelson Mandela used to take his meals during his 27-year incarceration. I have also visited Cape Point and marvelled at the sight of the very point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. I had another memorable moment at the Kruger National Park when our car was held up by a leopard in the middle of the road.
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