July 07, 2021 – 20:47
Authorities in Haiti have declared a state of emergency in the country following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Gunmen stormed the head of state’s private residence in the early hours of the morning, killing him and seriously injuring the First Lady.
The perpetrators of this serious event have not yet been identified, while the authorities call for calm.
In an earlier press release the prime minister indicated that some of the perpetrators of this horrific attack spoke Spanish, throwing out the idea that the aggressors are a group of paid mercenaries.
Jovenel Moise, 53, took over as president of Haiti in February 2017. Since then he has faced ongoing allegations of corruption and ongoing protests demanding his resignation.