“In the blink of an eye, the mercenaries entered my home and riddled my husband with bullets,” First Lady Martine Moïse says in her first public message since the assassination
Martine Moïse, the wife of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, has spoken for the first time since she was critically injured in an attack on the leader last week at the couple’s Port-au-Prince home.
As previously reported by theGrio, the First Lady was hospitalized following the overnight attack. In an audio message posted on her official Twitter account on Saturday, Moïse said the attack happened “in the blink of an eye.”
She has also called on Haiti not to “lose its way” in the aftermath of the assassination.
“I am alive, thanks to God,” Moïse said in Creole in the audio message.
The AFP news agency confirmed the remarks, translated into English, as authentic by way of Haiti’s minister of culture and communications, Pradel Henriquez.
“I am alive but I have lost my husband Jovenel,” she added.