Three days after the attack on her husband, the presidential widow of Haiti spoke up with a depressing testimony. Observers also see their declaration as a political application.
The 47-year-old President’s wife Martine Moise survived the attack on her husband and President of the island republic of Haiti, Jovenel Moise (53), seriously injured. Shortly after the bloody act, she was flown to Miami, where she was treated in hospital.
Now the survivor of the attack is expressing herself for the first time, reporting on the seconds in which the act happened: “In no time the mercenaries broke into my house and riddled my husband with bullets,” she said on Twitter on Saturday in a self-recorded audio -Message.
16 bullets hit her husband, and another one hit her.
According to the widow, the attackers are “limitless criminals” who murdered her husband around 1 am, “without even giving him the opportunity to say a single word”. The attackers not only wanted to murder her husband, but also “the president’s dream,” said Moise.
Then she got political: “I’m crying, it’s true. But we cannot let the country get lost. We cannot let the blood flow in vain of President Jovenel Moise, my husband, our President, whom we love so much and who loved us in return. “
Observers see in her words Martine Moise’s first wish to succeed her husband, who has ruled the country since 2016.
What Mrs. Moise did not mention: There were numerous allegations of corruption against her husband and the last few months were marked by large demonstrations against him in the poorest country in Central America. Moise ruled by decree since October 2019 because parliament did not want to support his constitutional reform before another election.
Who is behind the President’s murder?
Meanwhile, there are growing doubts about the official version of the murder of Jovenel Moise.
According to the police, a killer squad from Colombia was responsible for the attack. Several of the 17 former Colombian soldiers have been arrested, four of them even shot. But the police said nothing about their motive and their clients. Not even about why Moise’s numerous bodyguards neither intervened nor were injured in the attack.
The first voices from the opposition were heard on Saturday, claiming that “it was not the Colombians who killed Moise”. The opposition politicians left open what exactly that meant.