SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 3 August 2021, Tuesday |

Haiti President Jovenel Moise and his wife assassinated: Interim PM Claude Joseph

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise and his wife were  shot and killed in his home, the interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced Wednesday.

“A group of individuals who have not been identified, some of whom were speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and fatally injured the Head of State,” Joseph said in a statement.

“A group of individuals who have not been identified, some of whom were speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and fatally injured the Head of State,” Joseph said in a statement.

As per initial reports, Moise family was attacked in his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince.

Claude has urged the country to stay calm and has assured that “all measures have been taken to ensure the continuity of the State and to protect the Nation. Democracy and the Republic will win out.”

As of now, Claude Joseph has taken control of the Caribbean country.

Jovenel Moise was the 58th President of Haiti who had taken the office in February 2017 after being declared the winner of the November 2016 election.