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Haiti President Widow Reveals Who May Be behind His Killing


Fri 30 Jul 2021 | 04:59 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Martine Moïse, the widow of Haiti’s assassinated president Jovenel Moïse, revealed on Friday who may behind her husband's death.

Moïse recounted the assassination, saying she suspects the president's murder was engineered by wealthy Haitian “oligarchs” who have yet to be apprehended.

“Only the oligarchs and the system could kill him,” Moïse, who was in the bedroom with her husband at the moment he was gunned down, was quoted as saying.

“I would like [the] people who did this to be caught, otherwise they will kill every single president who takes power,” she told the New York Times (NYT). “They did it once. They will do it again.”

Those controversial statements echoed recent remarks from a senior Haitian minister who said he believed the “big fishes” behind the president’s murder remained at large.

“There are more powerful people behind this,” the elections minister, Mathias Pierre said.

Haitian President's Widow Martine Moïse

Moreover, the First Lady recalled the terrifying moment the killers entered the bedroom she shared with her husband of 25 years, guns blazing.

“The only thing that I saw before they killed him were their boots. Then I closed my eyes, and I didn’t see anything else,” she said.

She was lying on the floor and listening as the intruders ransacked the room, rummaging through her husband’s files.

“That’s not it. That’s not it,” she remembered them saying repeatedly in Spanish, before one announced: “That’s it.”

“They were looking for something in the room, and they found it,”

Finally, the First Lady asserted: “President Jovenel had a vision and we Haitians are not going to let that die.”

Haitian police allege the assassination was carried out by a group of Colombian mercenaries who stormed the presidential compound in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of 7 July after posing as US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents.