Port-au-Prince — Four days after being surprised by the Haitians returning in slings and bulletproof vests, the widow of the assassinated president of Haiti appeared in front of fellow citizens at her husband’s monument on Wednesday.
Martine Moise, who was injured in a July 7 attack at her husband’s life-threatening home, was meded back to a Miami hospital, lost president Jovenel Moise, and underwent surgery because the country was upset. ..
Since then, Moise hasn’t been in the limelight, except for a few remarks on social media. But that changed on Wednesday.
The former First Lady arrived at the Husband’s Memorial at the National Pantheon Museum in Haiti late in the afternoon, splinting one arm and displaying offensive weapons with three children and three bodyguards. Moise was dressed in black and wearing pearls, and Pachelbel’s canon was heard in the background.
While she was standing with her children, Moise was mourned by a prominent Haitian. Among them will be the newly established Prime Minister Ariel Henry, Haiti’s Chief Executive Officer Helen La Lime, and the lesser-known Moise.
The first half of the event was closed to the public and the media, but it was held on the day of the final exam for high school students, and the cheers of the celebration echoed across the Pantheon wall. It mixes with music near the city’s main square, Champ de Mars.
After spending about an hour in the Pantheon, Moise appeared to attend a small worship service in the garden. So to the crowd, Haiti’s Secretary of State Franz Exantus recalled the glory of the past when the Haitians once stood up and overturned the infamous brutal slavery.
“How did Haiti reach this today?” Exantus lamented.
In prayer, poetry, and song, Moise headed for the crowd from an antique golden chair, holding her injured arm. When the service demanded that she stand, she did so with visible pain.
In the evening, the ceremony was nearing its end, and Moise left with tears on her face.
Mr Moise left it on Wednesday to make a public statement to others. But she sometimes shared some of her feelings with her fellow Haitians, as she has maintained since the assassination. While she was still in the Miami hospital, she received messages of both sadness and political remarks.
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“25 years of cohabitation,” she said in a voice recording posted to a confirmed Twitter account. “In just one night, the mercenary pulled him away from me. Tears never dry in my eyes. My heart always bleeds.”
When a Haiti politician in his hometown skirmished for power, Moise accused her husband’s murderer of “wanting to assassinate the president’s dreams, visions, and national ideas.”
“I’m crying, that’s true,” she said, “but we can’t confuse the country.”
On Tuesday, neurosurgeon Ariel Henry was appointed as the country’s interim prime minister, ending an open battle over whether to replace Mr. Moise to lead a vulnerable country.
Moise’s funeral will take place on Friday in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. In a Twitter account post, Moise said the family wanted to pay for the ceremony itself and didn’t want to take it home from Haiti’s public corporation.