Rabat - King Mohammed VI has allegedly ordered the dismissal of Malika Alaoui, who has been serving as Morocco’ Consul in France until Monday March 13, according to Moroccan news website Hespress.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has allegedly ordered the dismissal of Malika Alaoui, who has been serving as Morocco’ Consul in France until Monday March 13, according to Moroccan news website Hespress.
The information, however, has not been confirmed by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Her alleged dismissal comes following the publication of a video in which her said that she had been enslaved by Alaoui.
The video of the Moroccan maid has gone viral on social media.
The Moroccan maid, who identified herself as Samira Elghinaoui, accused a Moroccan consular of breaking the promises she gave her in Morocco before bringing her to work as a maid in her house in France.
In the video published on Facebook, Elghinaoui claimed that she was contacted by a Moroccan consular to work for her in Orly, convincing her that she would be working under good conditions.
“I was working for a very nice family in Casablanca before Mrs. Alaoui contacted me and asked me if I wanted to go with her to France for a monthly salary of MAD 14,000,” Elghinaoui claimed.
The maid further claimed that she was promised by the Moroccan consular that she would enjoy many rights and privileges including “food, lodging and a one and a half year contract, which could be renewed.”
She added that Mrs. Alaoui promised her a “carte de sejour,” or residence permit, and that she would allow her to visit her son in Morocco whenever she wanted. Believing the woman to be credible, Elghinaoui went ahead and planned her trip to France. “I paid all the charges including the visa and airplane ticket on my own, with the belief that the salary -she promised me- would be good enough to cover all my charges,” she added.
Elghinaoui said however, that when she met her employer in France she “discovered another different person.” She added that after she signed the contract, her employer told her “you should stay at home, pay for your food and wake up at 6 a.m, and all this is under a two months training period.”
Elghinaoui said she was afraid of being fired after completing the two-month training period. Feeling betrayed, Elghinaoui took to social media to demand her rights.
While the video is being widely circulated among social media users, there has been no official statement from the Moroccan consulate in Orly on the issue.