Saturday, 27 May, former Senator Turneb Delpé, Coordinator of the “Mouvement Patriotique Populaire Dessalinien” (MOPOD) died in a hospital in New York after a long illness, confirmed members of his family.
Turneb Delpé, a militant of all the struggles to allow the Haitian people to live democracy, made themselves known within the Communist Party of Haiti (PCH) by militating against the exactions of the Duvalier regime during which he underwent 43 interrogations by various police and political authorities. Known as the promoter of the “National Reconciliation”, he unfortunately did not see his dream fulfilled during his lifetime.
Reacting to the news, President Moïse decalred “I am appalled by the death of former Senator Tunerb Delpé. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
“Turneb Delpé, the apostle of the national dialogue, died. His departure will leave a great vacuum in the political landscape. My sympathies with his family,” said the Delmas Deputy Gary Bodeau.