Just hours after news broke that Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran cursed anti-government rights activist and called her “shit” he has apologised.
Ramsaran was heard on a recording telling Sherlena Nageer to “F-off” and harbouring thoughts of slapping her for fun and getting a number of women to strip her.
Following is the full text of the Health Minister’s statement.
“On Monday, April 21, 2015, at around 09:30 hours, I joined a group of peaceful persons at Whim Magistrate’s Court to give solidarity to former President Bharrat Jagdeo.
As I was about to depart two journalists sought an interview with me on the matter at hand to which I readily agreed. During the interview I was rudely interrupted by a woman who kept shouting and interrupting me throughout.”
I shifted away on several occasions in an attempt to avoid her but she persisted in interrupting the interview.”
It was unfortunate that I was provoked into anger and uttered harsh words at her for which I now regret.”
I therefore wish to apologize for uttering those words.”