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Haitian National Policemen guard the entrance to the U.S. Embassy as people gather to ask for asylum following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise Haitian National Policemen guard the entrance to the U.S. Embassy as people gather to ask for asylum following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise 

Haiti assassination plot thickens

Two US Citizens arrested following the assassination of Haiti`s President, claim there was a plot to remove him from power, but they didn`t know he was going to be shot dead. Pope Francis prayed for the soul of the deceased after the attack and for harmony and reconciliation for the Haitian people decrying violence as a means to settle disputes.

By James Blears

Haitian origin US Citizens James Solanges and Joseph Vincent claim they were translators for the armed gang and thought the intention was to depose President Jovenel Moise, but had no knowledge he was to be murdered. 

No one in the President`s so called bodyguard unit was harmed,  and an investigation is underway as to why they didn`t fight back against a hit squad armed to the teeth, with high caliber semi automatic rifles, pistols, sledge hammers and machetes.

Twenty six of these men are retired Colombian soldiers, who became soldiers of fortune mercenaries. Haitian Authorities say that their ring leaders were in the country for three months, plotting this outrage. Banded together, they murdered President Moise and shot his wife Martine multiple times. She has been airlifted to hospital in Miami and will survive. 

A Political power struggle is now underway between Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph and Ariel Henry, who was nominated Prime Minister by President Moise, the day before he was assassinated. Meanwhile National Police Chief Leon Charles is still hunting for the murderous masterminds behind this, saying: "We have the perpitrators. Now we`re seeking the instigators." 

Listen to the report by James Blears
10 July 2021, 10:22