A Rwandan minister who pushed a female security guard to the ground has resigned from office.
Evode Uwizeyimana who was in charge of legal affairs resigned days after news broke of him assaulting a female security officer.
Mr Uwizeyimana apologised and expressed deep regret at what happened before his recent resignation.
“It should not have happened to me as a leader and public official. I already apologised to the ISCO [Intersec Security Company] staff and I now do so apologise publicly and to the public as well.”
I deeply regret what happened. It should not have happened to me as a leader and public official. I already apologized to the ISCO staff and I now do so publicly and apologize to the public as well. https://t.co/QtTeeId1Hn
— Evode Uwizeyimana (@EvodeU) February 3, 2020
The minister later visited the security guard at her employer’s office and took a picture with her.
Min. of State @EvodeU yahuye na Mukamana Olive ari kumwe n’ubuyobozi bwa @iscosecurity ku kicaro gikuru cya ISCO mu rwego rwo gukomeza gusaba imbabazi ku ikosa ryakorewe Olive ari mukazi ke kuri Grand Pension Plaza. pic.twitter.com/TFsz6YkYO5
— ISCO (@iscosecurity) February 4, 2020
Office of the Prime Minister announced Mr Uwizeyimana’s resignation on Thursday in a tweet.
Prime Minister’s office also announced another resignation involving Issac Munyakazi, the minister in charge of primary and secondary education.
This evening the Rt Hon. PM Ngirente received letters of resignation from the Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education Issac Munyakazi & Minister of State in charge of Constitutional & Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana, to be delivered to H.E the President.
— Office of the PM | Rwanda (@PrimatureRwanda) February 6, 2020
Uwizeyimana returned to Rwanda in 2014 and was appointed to President Paul Kagame’s cabinet in 2016.
He changed his views about Kagame haven been an outspoken critic of him in the past.