Port-au-Prince: Haitian President Jovenal Moise was massacred by unknown attackers in his private residence overnight in an “inhuman and cruelty act”, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said on Wednesday (July 7). Moise`s spouse was harmed and was receiving medical care, Joseph said in a statement.
The attack happened amid a rising wave of politically linked brutality in the poor Caribbean nation. With Haiti politically divided, and facing a growing humanitarian emergency and shortages of food, there are fears of rife disorder.
“All actions are implemented to guarantee the pursuance of the state and to shield the nation,” Joseph said. Gunshots could be heard throughout the capital. Port-au-Prince had been agonizing about an increase in savagery as gangs fight one another and police for control of the streets.
That cruelty was incited by an increase in poverty and political anxiety. Moise has faced fierce protests since he carried office as president in 2017, with the opposition alleging him this year of seeking to install a dictatorship by overstaying his mandate and becoming more dictatorial- charges he refuted.