Mauritius. In July, six new ministers in the new government who took office in 2010 resigned, among them the finance minister, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. The ministers resigned in protest against the fact that Health Minister Maya Hanoomanjee had been forced to resign because of corruption allegations that colleagues believed were baseless. The accusations, which initially came from the political opposition in December 2010, claimed that the Ministry of Health had bought a private health clinic at an unnecessarily high price and without having followed the procurement rules. The clinic would be used to build a hospital for elderly care. According to Countryaah official site, the opposition identified both the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance as guilty. The clinic was sold by the Minister of Finance’s brother-in-law. Maya Hanoomanjee was arrested and detained, but then released on bail.
The government is a tripartite coalition and all ministers who resigned belong to the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM). However, Jugnauth assured that the party was still part of the government. In August, Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam appointed a replacement for the resigned ministers and formed a new government.