Haiti’s first lady, Martine Moise, who was wounded on Wednesday by assailants who killed Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Saturday called on residents to continue the “battle” led by her husband, in an audio message on Twitter.
“I’m alive‘,” she said in Haitian Creole, in her first public intervention since the attack.I’m alive but I lost my husband Jovinl ”, adds in this recording authenticated to AFP by Haiti’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Pradel Henriquez.
Martin Moyes wants to continue.”battle“Who is her husband
Message from the first Ministry of the Interior. pic.twitter.com/cFQW70xTFE
– Martine Moïse (@martinejmoise) July 10, 2021
Jovenel Moïse a été criblé de balles dans sa résidence mercredi vers 1 h du matin, par un commando armé composé de 28 hommes (26 Colombiens et deux Américains d’origine haïtienne), dont 17 ont été arrêtés par Haï la police d You are.
The first lady was infected, she was first treated at a local hospital before being flown to Miami.
In the blink of an eye, mercenaries entered my house and shot my husband (…) without even giving him the opportunity to say a word.
She said the country’s president is fighting for “Roads, water, electricity, referendum and elections scheduled for the end of the year“.
“It’s a battle he fought for us, we must continue‘, she confirmed.
The assassination of Jovenel Moise threatens to plunge Haiti into chaos, and the international community has called on the Caribbean country to continue with presidential and legislative elections scheduled for September and November.
“I am not giving you‘,” says Martine Moyes, who promised to participate soon in a live exchange on Facebook.
Haiti asks Washington and the United Nations to send troops
Meanwhile, the Haitian government asked the United States and the United Nations to send troops to Haiti to help secure strategic locations, lest they be sabotaged after the president’s assassination.
“After the assassination of the president, we thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the US Secretary of State and the United Nations, we made this requestElectoral Affairs Minister Matthias Pierre told AFP.