While the Haitian police arrested an unknown doctor from Florida as the mastermind of President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, former First Lady Martine Moïse pointed the fingers at the usual suspects — Moïse’s wealthy opponents.
“Only the oligarchs and the system could kill him,” Moïse told the New York Times in an interview published Friday.
Two of Moïse’s wealthy opponents were Dr. Reginald Boulos and Dimitri Vorbe. Boulos denied being involved, saying the opposition wouldn’t be capable of pulling it off.
Vorbe, Boulos and former Senator Youri Latortue were summoned for interviews in July. It wasn’t mentioned if they went to the interviews.
President Moïse was shot 12 times on July 7. Martine was shot three times and treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. She traveled to Haiti for President Moïse’s funeral and returned to Miami to continue her treatment Wednesday.
Reactions to interview
Moïse’s statements were met Friday with a mix of support and disbelief. Some commended Moïse for her courage while others said she’s playing a trick on them.
Translation: “Martine can peel bananas and put them in the mouths of every Haitians because she takes all of us for monkeys.”
For the full New York Times interview, continue reading here.