The incident happened after a mass was held on the occasion of the feast of St. Louis at Port-Louis Cathedral where several politicians were present. An old man was hit by the official car of Pravind Jugnauth as the latter was about to leave. Injured in the head, Joseph was assisted by people at the scene and most importantly, under the impassive and indifferent eyes of the Finance Minister.
Pravind Jugnauth did not even ask about the old man and seems unconcerned. The latter was subsequently taken to hospital. Pravind Jugnauth declined to comment when solicited.