Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013

Schotte blames Wiels’ death on his wish for independence

Schotte and WielsWILLEMSTAD - MFK leader Gerrit Schotte denies  allegations that he was informed about the plans to murder the Curacao politician Helmin Wiels. These are gossips, said the former Prime Minister to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. According to Schotte, Wiels’ wish for complete independence from the Netherlands was the motive behind the murder. "Even MFK supported that goal. That means that I also could have been a victim, "says Schotte to the NRC Handelsblad.

According to NRC there is special attention in the police investigation to the rift between Wiels and the then Prime Minister Schotte. Schotte denies the suggestion that he was aware of the murder plans or that he had something to do with it. "Wiels was a colleague! A member of Parliament. Officially we haven’t heard anything from the Prosecution about the progress. While this has to be resolved as quickly as possible.”

Justice and police in Curacao are starting an investigation into the leaking of information to the media in Wiels’ case. This is after the reports of NRC Handelsblad was published at the beginning of this week.


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