Both ministers were hauled before the court on bribery and corruption allegations made by Dhansook.
However, Williams was freed due to unreliable evidence and charges were dropped against Khan after investigations revealed a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Admitting that he feared for his life, the former Ecclesville councillor who said he had made attempts to correct the "mess," claimed that because of scare tactics and lies employed by a certain individual he was manipulated and led down a path of no return, "one lie after another lie." "I wanted to come out and say exactly what happened but I was afraid and was being guided. I have lost everything and I have nothing to lie about anymore. I have nothing to hide anymore," said Dhansook, whose business has collapsed and his family life almost shattered.
"I never bribed Mr Khan or Williams. In fact, I never knew Williams," he confessed.
"I knew Khan because we were childhood friends. I am sorry for what I did and the hurt I caused," Dhansook said, as he openly explained the type of business relationship he had shared with Khan.
Snr Supt Solomon Koon Koon of the Anti Corruption Investigations Bureau visited Dhansook last week and questioned him in relation to the matter.
Khan: We will forgive with time
Both Williams and Khan expressed surprise yesterday on learning that Dhansook had apologised to them for the allegations he had made and the pain he had caused. Khan said: "We have been hurt for an extensive period of time based on totally inaccurate information. However, based on Christian principles my family and I would make every effort to forgive with time."
Williams: God continues to deliver me
Meanwhile, Williams who was contacted in West Africa, thanked God and his 80-year-old mother Edris Codd-Williams for the strength and support during his ordeal. He said: "I feel very pleased. My mom attended court on every occasion except when she underwent surgery. Several people believed in me and all I would say at this point is God continues to deliver me in spectacular ways."