Haiti: President’s widow Martine Moïse speaks for first time

President's widow speaks for first time
Martine Moïse said her tears would "never dry" following her husband Jovenel's assassination (pictured in 2017). Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: The injured widow of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse speaks for the first time since the murder of her husband. Martine Moïse has described the moment assassins “riddled” her husband with bullets after bursting into their home in the middle of the night.

She said the attack happened so quickly, her husband Jovenel was unable to “say a single word.”

President Moïse was killed on 7 July, allegedly by 28 foreign mercenaries, including two Haitian-Americans.

Mrs Moïse was also injured in the attack, and was flown to Miami, Florida for treatment.

In her Twitter page, she posted a voice message on Saturday vowing to continue his work. Many people have confirmed it is the president Moïse’s wife.

Mrs Moïse says in the audio recording: “In the blink of an eye, the mercenaries entered my house and riddled my husband with bullets.”

Describing the moment of the attack, she said: “This act has no name because you have to be a limitless criminal to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse, without even giving him the chance to say a single word.”

Martine Moïse suggested her husband was targeted for political reasons – particularly, mentioning a referendum on changes to the constitution which could have given the president more power.

She said, the merceneries “want to assassinate the president’s dream”.

She added that ”we cannot let the country lose its way. We cannot let the blood of President Jovenel Moïse, my husband, our president whom we love so much and who loved us in return, flow in vain.”

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