Friday, January 15, 2010

Aristide to Return to Haiti

Perhaps other countries could send replacement Haitians too? Just a thought..

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide wants to return to his home country following a devastating earthquake that left tens of thousands of people dead and injured.

"We cannot wait to be with our sisters and brothers in Haiti, we share the anguish of all Haitians in the diaspora who are desperate to reach family and loved ones," Aristide said on Friday.

"As far as we are concerned we ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity," he told media at the OR Tambo Southern Sun hotel in Johannesburg.

Aristide did not take questions from reporters and it was not immediately known if would return to his home country.

Chief director of public diplomacy Sol Molubi said Aristide would not take questions because "the situation is difficult and unbearable for the family".

Asked if Aristide, his wife and their two daughters would be returning to Haiti, Molubi said "I don't know at this stage".

"We must remember it's a two way process... he didn't come to South Africa out of choice," Molubi said.

Aristide's wife sat beside him fighting back tears.

The family were exiled in South Africa following Aristide's ousting as president in February 2004. - Sapa

9 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

A likely story!

Anonymous said...

They´d have his guts for garters if he tried to go back.

Anonymous said...

He was the little fuck toy of the US when he was in charge that is why when it got hot they dumped him in South Africa. Zuma was to happy to buy CIA goodwill. Bet you he ends up becoming president again before year end. The US is playing this well.

Dmitri said...

Did he say.."moving from misery to poverty with dignity", or am I having a bad day ?

Anonymous said...

So is this savage Haitian kaffir collecting South African welfare? Instead of giving him welfare, he should be given a necklace!

Dmitri said...

Just heard that about 4000 criminals have broken out of a prison in Haiti. That should be fun. I wonder how that is going to pan out?

Anonymous said...

4,000 criminals breaking out? Shit that better be stopped before they create a political party.

FishEagle said...

Anon 5.27. Lol!

Loulou said...

Border between Haiti (left hand side) and Dominican Republic (right hand side).

The Dominican Republic didn't kill or chase its whites 220 years ago.