Meles Zenawi is dead By Abebe Gellaw

August 1st, 2012 Print Print Email Email

ESAT’s decision to report that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is dead, according to reliable sources, has never been easy. It was two weeks ago that we received the news from highly credible sources in Brussels. Our sources that want to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to speak to the media on this sensitive matter told us that the International Crisis Group (ICG) concluded that Mr. Zenawi was deceased. Headquartered in Brussels, with offices around the world, ICG is the leading independent think tank on conflict prevention and resolution around the world. It was hard to ignore information from such a highly reputable international organization.

As a responsible media outlet, ESAT tried to investigate and verify the tip meticulously before it decided to broadcast the news. To be fair to the facts, we have also scrutinized the conflicting and contradictory information coming out from the ruling TPLF clique. We have examined not only the statements and stories put out for public consumption by the TPLF, but also their conducts that tell their own stories.

As Meles Zenawi’s 21-year tyrannical rule has surely come to a screeching halt, the TPLF proved to be a heap of mess without its chieftain. Ethiopia appeared to be leaderless and cheerless. In the absence of its head, the regime appeared to be decapitated, incapacitated, incoherent, disunited, disorganized and disoriented. This is typical of a one-man regime unlike institutionally sound democratic systems (like Ghana) that cannot be easily shaken by the death or absence of one man. Like an untrained ship crew with no captain in sight, the ruling elite seem to be at a loss for direction in the face of a gathering storm.

Look no further than the contradictory statements being issued by the high priests of the ethnic front on the well-being and whereabouts of Mr. Zenawi. While rumors are abounding on the death of the dictator, none of the officials has come out with a convincing explanation where the big man is.

“He is resting from exhaustion… He will be back in ten days…. He is in hospital….No, he is on holiday…. He is in town…No, he is in Europe… No, no, no…he is relaxing in America…,” TPLF officials told the public in the past two weeks. But Zenawi is nowhere to be seen. He was neither in the palace nor in his rubber-stamp parliament making and unmaking laws. And yet, TPLF’s creative stories change within hours and each weird story adds more fuel to wild speculations and rumors.

After the May 18th incident that became a turning-point in the tyrannical life of Mr. Zenawi, he was not seen in public for four weeks. On June 18th, he finally surfaced in Mexico City where he flew to attend a G20 meeting. Instead of quashing rumors about his well-being, the PR stunt unwittingly started a more serious discussion. He significantly lost weight and looked more like a ghost than the charismatic dictator he once seemed. The Chinese state TV, CCTV, broadcast his emaciated image, which was recorded during his meeting with Chinese president Hu Jintao, proved the suspicion of so many people. That was followed by a photo opportunity with Mexican president Felipe Calderon. It was another flop. He looked haggard, tired and gravely ill. The effort led by Berhane Gebrekirstos turned out to be a PR disaster.

On July 15th the newly-formed Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) issued a press release declaring the passing away of Mr. Zenawi. The news was received suspiciously. Some people questioned the motive of ENTC to declare the death of Zenawi. In fact, those of us in the news media also felt that ENTC should have passed the information to the media for further investigation. In any case, ENTC attracted more attention on the mysteries surrounding Zenawi’s puzzling health and final destiny spurred heated debate among Ethiopians across the world.

On June 14, 2012 Zenawi reportedly passed away after suffering a few weeks of agony and pains at St-Luke University Hospital in Brussels. The news was received with mixed emotions. While most Ethiopians welcomed the departure of a brutal tyrant that has caused so much pain and suffering on millions of Ethiopians, the news upset the TPLF camp. “Liars! Liars! Liars!..,” cried out camp TPLF without producing any evidence to disprove the news.

For a few days, TPLF chose to be quite. Finally, it broke its silence via the Voice of America. On July 18, Sebhat Nega appeared on VOA Amharic service and told the apprehensive public that Zenawi only suffered a minor illness. He said he was somewhere in Europe getting medical care. According to Nega, who was widely believed to be the mentor of the former dictator, in the absence of Zenawi the “democratic institutions” were working smoothly. Until the chief comes back, according to him, the “deputy prime minister” is in charge. As usual, the old guard’s answers were deliberately vague. They raised more questions than providing any serious answers.

Crisis communication management needs skills and some touch of professionalism. So TPLF felt the need to bring out its topmost communication expert. Unfortunately, the “expert” is the least trusted and one of the most detested members of the ruling elite. It was unwise of TPLF to send out the minister of miscommunication to convince the public that Zenawi is still alive and kicking.

After cancelling his appointments with journalists a couple of times, Bereket Simon, came on July 19th to meet and greet local and foreign journalists. He was flanked by none other than Shimelis Kemal, who insisted all along that news on the illness of Mr. Zenawi was fabricated by ESAT.

Mr. Simon said that Zenawi was exhausted after working restlessly for over thirty years. So an unnamed doctor forced him to go on sick leave. He dismissed reports that he was gravely ill. According to Mr. Simon, the big boss suffered no serious illness but exhaustion that needed a break. He assured us that he would soon be in office after enjoying his holiday. He also contradicted Mr. Nega by saying that Zenawi is in charge of running the country. It appeared that the deputy was not the task of ruling the nation even if the boss is exhausted and took a sick leave.

Mr. Simon was also asked why the Prime Minister’s health and whereabouts have been shrouded in secrecy. According to the communication expert, this is something to do with the culture of the ruling party. He explained that since its days in the jungle, the ethnic front does not dwell on such matters. He gave little weight to rights of the public to know about the health or death of a ruler. Mr. Simon, who was visibly nervous and sipping a glass of water quite frequently, gave inconclusive and bizarre statements that failed to convince us that Zenawi was indeed enjoying his holiday in an unknown tourist resort.

Addis Fortune is a newspaper close to the ruling elite. It is an open secret that the publisher, Tamrat Gebre-Giorgis, is a close associate of the minister of miscommunication and other officials. On June 22, it published a front page interview with a screaming headline: “Meles back in town.” The story, which the paper run as breaking news claimed: “A day after the Ethiopian government officially announced his ailment, Prime Minster Meles Zenawi came back to Addis Abeba, according to a credible source. The Premier came back to town on Friday evening, July 20, 2012, and he is recovering well, the source revealed to Fortune.”

Fortune’s publisher also told everyone that Zenawi is expected to surprise the public by appearing at a press conference. Apparently, the credible source feeding false information is none other than Bereket Simon, who probably thought that disinformation may work to manipulate public opinion. But the widely expected press conference where Zenawi would take center stage never materialized.

Former TPLF propaganda chief and publisher of Ethiopian Reporter, Amare Aregawi, is also very close to the ruling elite. He is widely believed to be a privy to TPLF’s top guns including security chief Getachew Assefa. He too had breaking news for us. Contradicting Addis Fortune’s “big story”, he had a different headline: “Meles on vacation abroad”.

The story dated 25th July declared: “Following the prescribed sick leave, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is currently on vacation outside Ethiopia, The Reporter learnt. Sources told The Reporter that Meles is enjoying the sick leave after he was ordered to take time outside office to recover from his illness resulted from “over workloads for more than three decades.” What was even bizarre was the fact that Reporter told us that Zenawi was enjoying his “holiday” in the United States.

That was not the end of the story coming from officials sources. On July 28, Addis Admas, another paper linked to the ruling elite published an interesting interview with none other than the famous TPLF veteran, Sebhat Nega. The stories keep on changing. But this time, it came to a full circle. He told the paper that Zenawi is having a speedy recovery. “Where is the Prime Minister,” asked the journalist.

“He is in Europe,” he answered. “Where exactly in Europe?” queried the journalist.
“I don’t know exactly ,” says Sebhat Nega, who was supposed to be in the know.

Tyrants are supposed to be seen in full control. How is it that the most visible and domineering man in the last 21 year vanishes into thin air? He is Europe, he is back in town…No, no, no…he is on holiday in the U.S. Who should the public trust? This must be one of the worst disappearance cases ever known in the history of tyranny.

As a journalist who tried to sift fiction from facts, Meles Zenawi is not back in town, nor is he on holiday in America. As far as I am concerned, our sources at ICG are more credible. I admit that I have not personally seen a death certificate or the dead body of Ethiopia’s former dictator.

Based on the credible information we have received from Brussels, I am convinced that Meles Zenawi is dead. I do not believe that such reputable think tanks like ICG will get this wrong. For the record, ESAT never quoted ICG. It quoted anonymous but credible sources working at ICG in Brussels. We are aware of ICG’s Twit.

Unlike Aigaforum and Tigraionline’s claim’s ICG statement does not disprove the story that Zenawi is gone. The Twit in question reads: “Crisis Group is not in a position to speculate about the fate of PM Meles Zenawi, nor have we commented on it to date.” ESAT never relied on a speculation or comment from ICG. We only had privilege to access confidential information held by ICG that conclusively claimed Zenawi was dead.

I personally challenge the TPLF high command to disprove this fact instead of fabricating conflicting and contradictory stories to convince us that he was alive and kicking. Though some TPLF officials may believe that Zenawi is a superman who can be in Addis Ababa, Europe and America at the same time most Ethiopians do no buy such a fantasy.

The Ethiopian people has a right to know the whereabouts of its ruler. This will help the people of Ethiopia to make critical decisions on the future of the country. Bring Meles Zenawi out alive or in a coffin for a final farewell. Then we will stand corrected.

Whatever the case, Meles Zenawi’s grip on power is over. The political dynamics has changed permanently with his long absence and the rise of competing forces for power and control. A vicious power struggle has already begun in earnest within the TPLF clique and its servant parties.

It is fair to say good riddance to a brutal tyrant that has tortured our people for over two decades…

  1. brhanu
    | #1

    mhret lemiseT hulu geta mehret yesTew ena ye ethiopiaia ena ye eritrea chegroch mefetat alebet

  2. Meles from hell
    | #2

    Meles asks Abebe, “I can’t stand the fire in hell”

  3. ሕገመንግስትና አክባሪዎቹ
    | #3

    በርግጥ ሞተው ከሆነና እውነት የልብ ወገን ቢኖራቸው
    መርዾ ነጋሪ ለወዳጅ ለዘመድ እርማችሁን አውጡ ይላል ያስተሳዝናናል
    የእድር ጡርንባ ነፊ ኑና እንደአባልነታችሁ የማችን ቤተሰብ እርዱ አጽናኑ ግዴታችሁን ውጡ ይላል

    አሁንም በርግጥ ሞተው ከሆነና እውነት ወገን ቢኖራቸው
    ለቤተሳበቸውና ለሚቀርባቸው ወገን ሐዘናቸውን በሚገባው እንዲወጡ ቅድሚያ ቢሰጠው ለሁሉም ክብር ነው! ለአገሪታም ጭምር!!
    ካለበለዚያ ደጋፊዎቸው እንካንስ ለአገርና ለሕገመንግስቱ ይቅርና መሪያቸውን ሲሞት ለማንም የሚሰጠውን ክብር
    ለስልጣን ሲሉ የነፈጉ ናቸው!!!
    እንዴት አንድ ሰው ሞቶ ተገቢውን ሐዘን ለልጆቹም ይሁን ለባለቤቱ ለዘመዶች እንዳይወጡ ይነፈጋሉ?
    ስለዚህ እውነቱን ማሳወቅ ለቤተሰብ ለአገርም ለሕዝብም ለወገንም ክብር ነው!!!

    ከዚህ በተረፈ ፓለቲካውን በተመለክተ ተበዳይ ይሁን ተጠቃሚ በሚመስለው አቅጣጫ መውሰድ ሊወስደው ይችላል

    በተረፈ ሕገመንግስቱን በተመለከተ በደጋፊዎች ጎራ የሚሰማው ሽኩቻ ከተቃዋሚው የተለየ አይደለም
    ለምሳሌ መጥቀስ ቢያስፈልግ ብሎገሩ ዶ/ር ተኮላ ሐጎስ ሕገ መንግስቱ ይሻሻል ሲሉ ብርሃኔ ደግሞ ምን ጎድሎት ይላሉ
    ስለዚህ ችግሩ ሕገ መንግስቱ ጋ ሳይሆን መተማመኑ ላይ ነውና የተሻለ ቀን ያምጣልን ነው

    የማዝነው ግን ክብር እንደሰው ክብር እንደአገር የጠፋበት ዘመን መሆኑ ነው

    ለምሳሌ ጋዳፊ ሲገደል ሞቱ ሳይሆን አማማቱ የሰው ክብሬን ነካኝ
    ይህ ለርሱ ደጋፊ ወይም አዛኝ ሳልሆን ጋዳፊም ከዚህ የባሰ ጨካኝ አልነበርም ሳይሆን
    የሰው ልጅ ርህራሄውን ማጣቱና እንደ መዝናኛ ዜና መቅረቡ ነው

    በተመሳሳይም አይቮሪኮስቱ መሪ በካራቴ ሲመታ ምስሉ መውጣቱ አይቼ በአፍሪካዊነቴ አዘንኩ
    ለሞተው ሳይሆን ወይም ለርሱ ሳይሆን ይህ ሁሉ ችግር የሚከሰተው
    በአፍሪካውያን መሪዎችና በአፍሪካውያን ሕዝብ ላይ መሆኑ ነው

    በተረፈ ወያኔ ጨካኝ ስላረጋችሁን እግዜር ይጨክንባችሁ
    ለማንኛውም
    የሚጠቅመን ማንም ቢኖር/ቢሞት ሳይሆን ምን ያህል ሁኔታዎችን የተሻለ ለማድረግ ጥረት እያደረግን ነው ነጥቡ

  4. Robel.A
    | #4

    I agree with almost all of the things you’ve said, except 2 things:
    1. Declaring Meles’s death by just analyzing z conflicting statements of the media & the gov’t.
    Can you imagin what would happen to your credibility if Meles is alive?
    2. Considering almost all news papers in Addis as an outlet of the gov’t or as if they’ve a link with EPRDF. Especialy Addis Admas is not such a news paper.

    Anyways, what you are doing is good but don’t make such risky statements like declaring Meles’s death.

    If he is alive, no mater how you present your case, you’ll loose your credibility. Personaly i will be realy disappointed at you guys.

  5. Robel.A
    | #5

    Can u imagin what would happen to your credibility if Meles is alive?

    Personaly i will be very disappointed!

  6. Anonymous
    | #6

    ኢግዚአብሀር እትሂኦፕያን ዪባርክ

  7. Mike
    | #7

    There is no way Meles would be all right come back, as far I’m concerned he is dead. The people of Ethiopia has a right to know, its 42 days since his absence and no one wants to give clear indiction of where he is and when he might come back. Its in interest of the ruling party to not let us know, so they can buy time to sort out best way running the country with out Meles. The fact that it has been so secrete just tells me that he is dead, if he is fine and should be back soon, then it should be very easy for them prove that, ( maybe video and an interview for God Sake,) because why would they want to build such hysteria and speculation about something that is not true. By doing they are only making more people angry and working to go against him- I don’t think that’s what they want as party, Meles is dead, I just hope that we get peaceful transition.

  8. Anonymous
    | #8

    It is 99% true ESAT has credible source

  9. Bula
    | #9

    “Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility. Journalists should distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context. They must also distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two.”

    This should have been the guiding principle of our so-called “Journalist” Abebe. But this how Abebe acts and operates:

    Abebe the Hubris:

    “After the May 18th incident that became a turning-point in the tyrannical life of Mr. Zenawi”.
    Really, Abebe? You belive for a second, gloating aside, your hollering will cause a death? How did the Derg arsenal missed all that in Dedebit, just wondering.

    Abebe the genius:

    “I do not believe that such reputable think tanks like ICG will get this wrong.”
    ” ESAT never relied on a speculation or comment from ICG. We only had privilege to access confidential information held by ICG that conclusively claimed Zenawi was dead.”

    Which one is it Abe the genius?

    Abebe the closer/analyst:

    “Whatever the case, Meles Zenawi’s grip on power is over.”

    By what measure, Abe? Because you wished it so? I recommend an annual check-up, something is loose somewhere.

    Abebe the insider:

    “Former TPLF propaganda chief and publisher of Ethiopian Reporter, Amare Aregawi, is also very close to the ruling elite.”

    Abe last I checked you are one of the editors of ESAT. How is it then so you quote and read us from the “TPLF Ethiopian Reporter” day in and day out? Abe, you were lying to us all this time? Abe, you can fool people who chose to be stupid out of hater, but you can’t fool us all who can see through your hate monger under the disguise of journalism. Just man up and go fight the good fight. This is not taking you no where besides the gloating you seem to enjoy and seek.

  10. sami
    | #10

    Good and all rounded report.Indeed PM Meles zenawi has passed away. His death will be anounced by ruling party after naming the successor. lame tactic …

  11. Red
    | #11

    What is the matter with all of u it is not the majour thing on this time our peopel cant eat cant buy.

  12. pete
    | #12

    When is the funeral?

  13. Ferenj Lebaw
    | #13

    Theater after Theater, and then more Theaters to come. Our life is becoming more theatrical and fake, just like the Caucasians. It looks attractive from the outside, but empty inside. Could this be the reason why they say Life is short when it’s not? What happened to real feelings?- like the african feelings in ” The Gods must be crazy? Maybe we are not living life to the fullest when we make our lives theatrical. Maybe Life is not worth living in a theatrical world. So short lived, I would rather stay away from the Caucasian Life outlook. Weather Meles is dead or alive, it is not worth living in his position, a position of a tyrant, where he either must be a Gerdame to ferenj, kill,and abuse his people or be killed by them if he does not obey their orders. Would any one of you take this choice for your life unless you are a dummy? Damn it. Who is the next Gerdame? No matter how young, his or her life would be short and not worth living. Trust me, A thousand days would feel like a month in the white man’s movie.

  14. mohammed abubaker sudan khartoum
    | #14

    frit of all rise@ tobe allah who have great power.at this time i ‘m very happy for dead tyrant rule of melles. Also all ethiopian people saied all partis of TPLF pleas never be came again.

  15. Abebe-Hero
    | #15

    Abebe You are such a great guy who has done some of his greatest home-works as an Ethiopian.The end-game of treacherous and mercenary stooges is like this.
    Meles has served as a treacherous and mercenary stooge for foreign forces be it the West or other Arabs and the likes. He betrayed Ethiopia in such unprecedented scale in world history. The West uses guys like Meles like a chewing gum and when the taste is over it is then thrown away like a dirt. Who will be the next chewing gum next to Meles/TPLF?
    Any way the West like Meles/TPLF is also responsible for all the crimes in Ethiopia Africa and other 3rd world nation’s misery and chaos. Because it is the West that maneuvers things behind closed doors and behind the curtain.Any way to reap what we saw is the law of nature and the West will also reap what it saw.

  16. Wise Advise,
    | #16

    You are a journalist, a politician, a belive in the Coptic Churc, ….., omnipotent….

    St Gabriel revealed himself to you? Abebe you may fool a few believers who live in the old days …. but not real Coptic followers..

    By the way, Mohammed, the prophet of Islam also claimed St Gabriel appeared to him. Are you both in the same boat …. ha ha ha…

  17. Wise Advise,
    | #17

    Forgot to mention – how shallow you are Abebe – in your analysis and conclusions – do you know many leaders TPLF/EPRDF changed – those death and alive? Do you think just because one man (Meles) is alive or gone, the Ethiopian people (Tigreans, Oromos, Afars, Harari, Gambella, Benishangul, Somali, all the South peoples, etc) will just surrender self-autonomy and self-determination?

    Meles fought a tyrant regime you miss but he is not a tyrant. Not to be labelled a tyrant by people like you, he should have not fought the brutal communist military regime you are in love with, yes? Or is he lesser humanbeing than you and he has no right to be in power while you and folks like you have?

    To put it straight, the effort and legacy of a 17-year fierce struggle and revolution which demanded the lives of hundres of thousands liberation fighters will fed away just because of one man. Whether Meles is dead or alive is secondary, though best of wishes for him!!!

  18. Abebe Weregnaw
    | #18

    I DO NOT HESITATE THAT YOU WILL NOT COME BACK TO ETHIOPIA EVEN IF THE POWER OF WEYANE COLLAPSES.YOU LIKE TO STAY IN YOUR SECOND O SORRY IN YOUR FIRST COUNTRY IN U S A .YOU WILL CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH THE HISTORICAL ENEMIES OF ETHIOPA TO MAKE ETHIOPIA TO BEG FOR FOOD EVERYTIME FROM YOUR STEP FATHERS.YOU HATE THE STRENGTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF EMMA ETHIOPIA SINCE YOUR MASTRES DO HATE ETHIOPIA.THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA DO LIKE PEOPLE WHO ARE WITH HIM TO STRUGLE NOT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING FOR MONEY TO SCRUMBLE OUR COUNTRY IN TO PIECES.SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT MR.MELESE IS ONE MAN,THERE ARE MORE THAN THAUSOND PEOPLE LIKE OR MORE THAN MR. MELESE.DO NOT FORGET THAT ETHIOPIA IS NOT ONLY FOR YOU AND YOUR MONEY LAGGERS FREINDS,IT IS A COUNTRY OF ATSE TEWODROS,YOHANNES,MENELIKE,BELAY ZELEKE,ABA JEFFAR,DEJAZMATCH,BALCHA,GERESU DUKIE,ABDESSA AGA AND OTHERS NOT MENTIONED.IF YOU ARE SERIOUS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHIOPIA(I AM NOT SURE)COME OR GO TO ETHIOPIA TO HELP THE PEOPLE TO ORGANIZE FOR A CHANGE,A CHANGE THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPA

  19. Anonymous
    | #19

    Alexander zg, How does esat tv would maitain its crediblity if it continues to disminates a falsfied stories to audiences.

  20. Anonymous
    | #20

    Abebe Gelaw,
    God bless you for being the voice for the voiceless Ethiopians. I will never forget that day when I saw the video when you made Meles peed on his pants, your words were so powerful like a bullet, enough to send that merciless mass murderer dictator to his final place called HELL. Ahhh…what a thrill!! Please keep up the fight, at least, till these hodam TPLF criminals are out of our country. Thanks again!

  21. ሞላ አበበ
    | #21

    እውነት ነው

  22. Anonymous
    | #22

    ዓለምን ማመን በእውነት ከንቱ ነው! ፈላጭ ቆርጩ ፕራይም ሚንስተር መለስ ዜናዊ “for the greater good”እንዳሮጌ ጫማ ተሸጎጡ። ለማንም ፍጡር የሚገባውን ያዘኔታ ወግ እንኳን ሳያገኙ ማለፋቸው፡ it shows everyone is dispensable according to the law of the world! እግዚኣብሔር በፀጋው ብዛት መጠን ለንሥሓ ጊዜ ለመስጠት ዝም ቢል እጁ ኣጠረጭ ማለት ኣይደለም። ባፍንጫችሁ ያለችዋን ትንፋሽ ወደራሱ ቢሰበስብ ምክንያት የላችሁም።

    ለማንኛውም ሞኝ እውቀት ኣለኝና ትንሽፊደል ቆጥሪያለሁና እግዚኣብሔር (ፈጣሪ ኣምላክ የለም)ለሚል ሁሉ ወዮ! ወዮ! ወዮላችሁ!! ንስሓ ግቡ! ኣልተነገርንም ኣትበሉ።

  23. FACT
    | #23

    On June 14, 2012 Zenawi reportedly passed away after suffering a few weeks of agony and pains at St-Luke University Hospital in Brussels. However,
    it had been reported that Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi ‘in hospital’ by BBC in July 18.

    Which one is ture a single person like Abebe Gellaw or a well known media such as BBC?

  24. FACT
    | #24

    Time will tell us the truth.

  25. Hussein NEP, Kenya
    | #25

    What a nice and convincing story! Anyway I think death is nt doing justice to Ethiopians for taking away meles at this time-Meles never deserved to die ‘peacefuly’ & ‘confortably’ on his death bed. He deserved to be brought to justice.

  26. abatye mulatu
    | #26

    meles memotu etiopia temarech
    amerikam andna blt buchula tefabat
    unet lemenager amerika kmbraq afriqa gurbtna yelatm
    tadyas mndnew yemtbetebten yelechw ?
    meles ” hell” kegeba ” Ethio ena Eri. ” genet ygebalu
    tlacha dembegna moraff agegne .
    america leraswa tqm enji leafriqa bla bfxum asba ataqm ” Atsbm ”
    Ebakachu lb engza ” Enarg ” america yealem cancer nat ”
    Ahun aqatariwoch weyanye group yet ygebalu Enye enja….?????
    Ye ” Puppyoch” qen abeqa

  27. 2ndbravo
    | #27

    Dear Abebe Gelaw,

    Your difference with the PM Melese regime,is it political or ethnic hatered?

    Thamk you.

  28. ጉረኞች
    | #28

    ምነው ወያኔዎች ድንክየውን/ሰውየውን በዓቡጀዲ ጠቅለው ቢቀብሩት ወይም ሬሳው ተቆፍሮ ያወጡታል ብልው ከስጉ ደብዛው አንዲጠፋ ቢያቃጥሉት? አሱ አንደሆን ሀይማኖት የሌለው ርጉም; የተረገመ::

  29. Sam
    | #29

    ESAT’s decision to report on the supposedly “death” of Meles is very superficial. There is no any journalistic investigation going on. What ESAT did was to paraphrase what some of the ruling elites said about Meles’s health and concluding that they were lying. Maybe they were. Maybe they were not. That is pure hearsay to say they were. Journalists do not come to a decision basing their say based on a hearsay. Even saying that ICG is a respected authority on truth and any news coming from it must be true is a bit of a stretch. Sometimes even reputable organization would feel the urge to feed the public want to know, and it might be subjected to a hearsay. Even in ICG case ESAT did not hear from ICG directly. What ESAT reported was “credible sources” reported ICG believed Meles was dead. Even saying ” credible sources” rather than “credible source” do not change the fact it is a hearsay. Able journalists are the one who are cautious. The one who are not tempted to say what the majority of their listeners want to hear. The able journalists are those who stick with facts no matter what. ESAT terribly failed on those aspects.

  30. በመሪጃ ይሁን
    | #30

    አቡጊዳ
    ምነው አስተያየቴን ደበቃችሁት?

  31. Anonymous
    | #31

    Sam and the likes,
    You bark at people and quick to criticize respected journalists for doing their job before you read the full article, how pathetic! At the same time, people like yourself don’t see the shocking horrendous crimes that have been committed on Ethiopia and Ethiopians for 21 miserable years and as we speak, at the hands of the lawless, unmerciful, ferocious and bloodthirsty dictator and the TPLF thugs. I often wonder, why people like you, knowingly support a brutal vicious tyrant and his TPLF puppets who left Ethiopia landlocked, have robbed the country and committed horrendous crimes against law-abiding Ethiopians in every Ethiopian province? Remember, the SOURCE of every crime the tyrant and TPLF mafia have been committing on Ethiopia and Ethiopians for the last 21 years: their lies, hate, incarcerating innocent people, evicting innocent people from everything they knew and loved and throwing them in the cold with no place to go and no compensation, looting, torture, mass murder…is SATAN, period! Shame on all the people who support a world known subhuman tyrant and criminal mafia group called TPLF. May God/Allah teach you all a lesson or two!!!!!!!!!

  32. Sam
    | #32

    Anonymous you are all over the issue. To begin with you seem to read somebody’s feedback the way you want to, not the way it is written. I have not written about wehether Ethiopians had a wonderful 21 years under Meles or “miserable years” as you put it. That has never been the issue of the article. Abebe Gelaw wrote defending the decision ESAT made in declaring that Meles is dead. I wrote the decision was made based on hearsay. If you have a problem with my feedback you should point out how it is not a hearsay. No, you did not try to do that even in a single sentence. I rarely respond to people who try to lecture me about the last 21 years rather than the issue we are discussing about. I take exception this time. By the way Anonymous as I do not have high regard for the “we know it all” EPDRF politicos almost equally I do not value the hearsay of those who consider themselves part of the opposition who have no any substantial idea except parroting the tired slogans again and again. Anonymous you sound as a very angry person, but no substance at all. But thanks to the Internet you have a means to vent your frustration. Are we not living in the best of time or not?

  33. soiziz
    | #33

    Ethiopians deserve peace and democracy.The death of the brutal dictator is a break for the dictator himself from murdering,imprisoning,and looting millions of people.Most of all,it is the beginning of the rest of partners in crime to think about what their fate would be when times come.Zinawi is no longer in the streets and terriorizing Ethiopians;he is now in hell paying the price for all crimes that he has been committing for decades.It is strongly belied that sibhat and barakat’s fate will definitely be uglier and worse than zinawi.

  34. dalite
    | #34

    The murderer’s wife has already made a tour of a variety of cemetries and also had she visited crimatorium fascilities.But,it is not merely her decision that determines the disposal of the murderer,either disposal or funeral;it has to be decided by reasonable vote of memebers of the crimefamily.In either case,the urn and the casket are ready at hand.

    the wife of the murderer has already bought jewelleries and black outfites for the cermony and has fully arranged memorial services and chose Solomon Tekaligne to read the Eulogy and sing a few lines form his song,Kindibu Yamare.

  35. Anonymous
    | #35

    Sam,
    What do you want ESAT to do, wait till TPLF take one of ESAT employees hand and show him/her the tyrant’s dead rotten body? Of course ESAT and other reputable medias around the world depend on reliable sources. Sorry buddy, finally, that bloody-hand criminal dictator, looter and a mass murderer that have sold our country and Ethiopians as slaves, is DEAD and rotting in hell, period! Here read it again:
    “ESAT’s decision to report that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is dead, according to reliable sources, has never been easy. It was two weeks ago that we received the news from highly credible sources in Brussels.” If you think, I’m the only one who is angry about the TPLF mafia run, sell and loot our motherland and incarcerated, tortured and killed hundreds of thousands innocent Ethiopians, you are deadly mistaken!!!! If 87 millions seems angry, they have good reasons. The ones who came with so much hate buildup and ready to kill Ethiopians and destroy the country our great and grandfathers and mothers died for, are the undisciplined, savage, ruthless racist molacha lebas dictator and his TPLF thugs. Get a clue Sam!

  36. Anonymous
    | #36

    Sam and the likes,
    According to Ethiopian Review RESOURCES, the PERSONAL assistants OF the mass murderer and looter devil, shameless Gebretensai Gebremichael and the other looser that has sold his soul to the devil the loyal puppet of Meles Zenawi, Muktar Kedir, who is a member of the OPDO also have been under house-arrest. My guess is that, the TPLF thugs don’t want these two soulless to leave the country and spill the truth before the ministry of misinformation Bekata Simon and the rest of TPLF mafia rob the country and move their family members and their stolen assets to safe locations and knowing these TPLF lebas, they are probably preparing one of the biggest funeral for the bloody-hand dictator by inviting every Tigreans from Tigrea and outside of Ethiopia to show their final support and farewell to the evil subhuman that robbed the country, evicted, tossed and killed unknown number of Ethiopians and sold their land to foreigners, sold Christian young Ethiopian women to serve Arabs as slaves, the very man that allowed Ethiopians babies to be used as commodities, and the same tyrant that robbed the poorest country and gotten billionaire and also who is responsible for torturing and spilling the blood of innocent young men, women, and old Ethiopian patriots. Death to all shameless and soulless Woyanes, may all of you rot in hell as your evil heartless boss tyrant Meles has.

  37. andnet berhane
    | #37

    የሕዝብ ምክርቤት ስልጣንና እውነተኛ ዲሞክራሲን ያዘለ ቢሆን ኖሮ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ከቦታቸው ከተለዩበት ቀን አንቶ በምትካቸው የሃገሪቱን ኃላፊነት በምክርበቱ አስቸኳይ ስብሰባ ጤናቸው ተሟልቶ ወደ መደበኛ ስራቸው እስኪመለሱ የሚተካቸውን ሥራውን እንዲያካሂድ በተደረገ ነበር።
    ነገርግን ከመሰረቱ ምክርበቱ ምንም አይነት ስልጣን የሌለው በመሆኑ ለዓለም ሕብረተሰብ ለማሳየት የሚደረግ ታይታ መሆኑን በተግባር እያሳየ ነው፡
    ምክንያቱም በዓለም ያሉ ሀገሮች በመሪነት ደረጃ ይሁን በመንግስት ስልጣን የተቀመጠ ግለሰብ ያለበትን ኃፊነት የጤናውን ሁናቴ ለሕዝብ የማስተላለፍ የመንግስት ግዴታው ነው፡
    ምክንያቱ በምርጫ ይሁን በኃይል ስልጣንላይ የተቀመጠ የሕዝብን አደራ ተቀብያለሁ እስካለ ድረስ ግብር ከፋዩን የማሳወቅ ገዴታ አለበት፡ ምክንያቱ ስራው የግል ንግድ ባለመሆኑ ለሚደርሰው ማንኛውንም ጉድለት ጥፋት በስልጣን ያለውን ሁሉ የሚያስጠይቅ በመሆኑ፡
    ለምሳሌ ያህል ከዚህዓለም የተለዩት የጋናው ፕረዘዳንት ጆናተን ያላንዳች ፍራቻ ያለመጠራጠር ምክርቤቱ ነጻ ለመሆኑ አስቸኳይ ስብሰባ በማድረግ ምክትላቸውን በሞግዚትነት እስከ መጭው ምርጫ ሀገር እንዲያስተዳድሩ ስልጣኑን ሰጥቷል ይህ ነው ዲሞክራሲ ይህነው ነጻነት፡
    ኢሓዴግ (ወያነ ) የመጣበት የስልጣን አርከን በመግደልና ባማስገደድ በመሆኑ ቁንጮው በመጥፋቱ በመደናገጥ የመሪነቱን ርክክብ በተረጋጋ መንገድ ከሕዝብ ጋር እርቅ መርጦ የስልጣን ባለቤት ለሆነው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ምርጫ ለማድረግ ምንም አይነት ፍላጎትና ውሳኔ ስለሌለው እርስ በርሱ የውስጥ ፉክቻ በማድረግ ለጥፋቱ ላደረገው መሰረተቢስ የስልጣን አወቃቀር ለመናዱ ጥፋቱም ለመሆኑ ከሞቱም በኋላ በመለስ እንደሚመሩ እያየን ነው፡
    አዲስ አበባ ሲገባ ሕዝቡ በትዝብትና በጥርጣሬ ተመልክቶት ነበር፡ አሁንም ውጤቱን በድል ለመጎናጸፉ የሚያሳዩት ግዙፍ ትውኒቶች እስላም ወንድሞቻችን የቀረቡትን ጥያቄ አቅጣጫ ለመለወጥ ይዞቱም ይሁን አይነቱ ምንም ተመሳሳይነት የሌለው ሕዝብን በማምታታት የርስበርስ ግጭት ለመፍጠር የሚያደርጉት ተንኮል፡ በሕዝብ ተነቅቶበት የሚያደርገው የሚጨብጠው በማጣቱ የሕዝብን ጥያቄ በኃይል ለመቆጣጠር በሰላማዊ ዜጎች እያደረገው ያለው ጭካኔ የውድቀትና ያቅም ማጣት ለመሆኑ ዓለም እየታዘበው ተአማኒነት እየታጣበት በመሆኑ ይህ ስራአት ላንዴም ለመጨረሻ ተንኮታክቶ ለመውደቁ ጥርጥር የለውም።
    አሁንም ያሉትን የሕዝብ ጥያቄዎች ለማስተናገድ ብቁ ስላልሆነ ባለው የውስጥ የስልጣን ፍላጎትና ያልተደራጀ ተተኪም የሚሆነው ባለመዘጋጀቱ፡ ውስብስብ ደረጃ ውስጥ በመግባቱ፡ በተቃዋሚዎች የሚያደርጉት ወደአንድ የመምጣት የትግል ውሕደት በመደናገጡ፡ አቅጣጫውን ያለ መለስ የተዛባና የስልጣን አቅምና ዘመኑ እንደተሟጠጠ የሚያሳይ፡ የተለያየ ዘገባ ከመሰንዘር ተጨባጭ የሆነ በእርግጠኛነት የሚያሳይ አንድም መግለጫ እንደሌለው፡ አቶ በረከት የሰጠው መግለጫ ቁልጭ አርጎ የሚያሳይ ድንጋጤ የተመላበት የገጽታው የቃላት መዛባት ከሚያሳየው፡ ካስተዋልኳቸው ለረጅም ግዜ የጤና መታውክ፤ ከስራ ጫና የተነሳ መጠነኛ የጤና ችግር፤ሕክምና ሲደረግላቸው ቆይተዋል፤ ሕክምና በሚሰጣቸው ሃኪሞች ፤የተወሰነ እረፍት ወስደው ወደመደበኛ ስራቸው እንድሚመለሱ አረጋግጠናል ሲሉ፤ መለስብለው የድርጅታቸው ባሕል መጣደፍ መቻኮል በኢሓዴግ ደረጃ ቀጠል አርገው ነገርየውን በጽሞና ማለፍ ይላልሉ፤ እንግዲህ የዚህን አነጋገር ትንታኔ ለሕዝቡ በመተው ባጠቃላይ የህገርቱ እጣፈንታላይ የሚመጣውን ሁሉም ወገን ማጤን ይጠበቅበታል፡ለማለትና ይህ ጉዳይ ማንም ከማንም ሳይል ሁሉም ያለውን ሀገራዊና ወገናዊ ፍቅሩን በማስመሰል ሳይሆን በጋራ ችግሩን በመጋራት ሰላማዊና ዲሞክራሳዊ ሽግግር ለማምጣት ሁሉንም ሀገራውያን ያለፈውን በደልና ቅራኔ፡ ከሕዝቦች በማራቅ የኢትዮጵያን ድንበራዊ አንድነት በማረጋገጥ የሕዝቦቿን ሰላምና መረጋጋት አስተማማኝ ማድረግ የሚያስችለውን ለመስራት፡ ያለ ስብጥር በአንድነት በመነሳት ሀገራዊ ግዴታችንን ለመወጣት በኢትዮጵያዊነት እንነሳ፡፡
    አሁን አለውን የገዥው ፓርቲ ያለውን የራሱ የውስጥ ድክመት የነበረው አመራር በአንድ ሰው ብቻ የሚንሸራሸር ከመሆኑ ባሻገር ሁሉም በሀላፊነት የተቀመጡት ቤውቀትና በችሎታ ሳይሆን በ3ታማኝነትና በሆድ አደርነት በመሆኑ አድርጉ የተባሉትን ከመስራት ባሻገር በሕዝቡና በሀገሪቱ የደረሱትን በደልና ውድቀቶችን ፈጽመው ሊረዱና እንድ ዜጋ የሚጠበቅባቸውን እርማትና ኃላፊነት ሳይወጡ ለሺ ዘመናት ይቆያል ብለው ያሰቡት የመለስ የስልጣን ዘመን ባላሰቡትና ባልጠበቁት መንገድ ዱብዳ ስለሆነባቸው ከሕዝብ የዘረፉት በዜጎች ያደረሱት ስቃይና የመብት ረገጣ ተተያቂነት እንዳለው ባለመገንዘብ ይህን አይነት መረበሽና እውንታውን እንዳይወጣ ለመደበቅ ስልጣኑን በለመደ የማጭበርበር ተግባራቸው አፍኖ ለማራመድ ቢጥሩም ባለው የመገናኛ እላቀ ስነጥበብ የፈጠረው አብይ ውጤት ሚስጥሩን ይፋ በመድረግ ሽኩቻቸው አደባባይ በመድረሱ ይህን ዘመን ማታለል እንድማይቻል የጅ ስልካቸውን ተግባር ለመረዳት በቻሉ ነበር፡
    አሁንም እውነት ለመናገር እስካልቻሉ ድረስ መጋለጥ ያለ በመሆኑ መለስ በሕይወት ካለ ወይንም ያልጋ ቁራኛ ከሆነ በግልጽ ማየትና ማስረጃ ማቅረብ አስፈላጊነት ቢኖረውም ቅሉ፡ ዋነኛው አስረጅ የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ባለቤት ባልዋን ማስታመም ሲገባት ለምን ወደሀገር እንድትመለስ ተደረገ እንዲሁም ሾፌሩ ለምን ተሰደደ ከሚለው በመነሳት ለማተት ያስፈልጋል፡
    ሁሉንም ያለውን የውስጥ ሹኩቻዎች ማስረዳት ያለባቸው እነሱ ሲሆኑ ነገር ግን ወያኔዎች እውነት የሚባለውን ለመናገር አቀበት ሆኖ ስለሚታያቸው ሁልግዜ በውሸት በሬ ወለደ የሚለውን የጅብና የአንበሳ ታሪክ ሆኖ ቆይቷል፡ አሁን ለዚህ ማረጋገጫ የሚሆነን በማንኛውም ሀገር ያለው ስራአት ባለቤቷን ማስታመም በቅርብ ሆና የመጎብኘት ኃላፊነት ይወሰዳል ነገርግን የወሮ አዜብ ጎላ ጉዳይ ለየት የሚያደርገው በስልጣኑ ውስጥ አስጊና ክፍፍል እንዳለ የሚያሳይ ግልጽ ነገሮችን እያየን ነው፡ ለማስረጃ ያህል ቀዳማይ እመቤቷ ብዙ ሚልዮን የሚቆጠር ንብረት ምካበታውን ተከትሎ ኤችይቪ ለመከላከል የተሰጠውን በብዙ ሚልዮን የሚገመት ገንዘብ ለግል ማዋላቸው በሙስና ኮምሽን የያንድንዱ ባለስልጣን ንብረት ሲያስመዘግብ የስውን ባለማስመዝገብ እንዲሁም የተለያዩ ሰዎችን በመጠቀም የምትሰራው የገበያ አሻጥር ሲነቃባቸው ሰዎችን ከስር በማስወጣት ቸርሰው በሕይወት እንዳይኖሩ የማስገደል ስራ የታወቀ የድርጅቱ መመርያ በመሆኑ እንድ እያሱ በርሄ ገለው በክብር የቀበሩዋቸው ይህና ሌሎች ድብቅ ጉዳዮች ስላሉ ተተያቂነት ለማጥፋት ውይንም አስቸጋሪ ገጠሞችን ለመሸሽ የሚያስችን አንድ መላ ለመፍጠር የተደበቀ የመለስ ሞት ከስምምነት ካልደረሱ የሚችሉትን እየዘገኑ ሽሽት ለማድረግ እንድሆነ የሚያሳዩ ሁነታዎች ይታያሉ፡ ነገርግን ተቃውሚ ኃይሎች ለዚህ ምን አይነት ዝግጅት እንዳላቸው በውል ለማወቅ በጣም የተበበ በመሆኑ የሓቡን ፍላጎትና ተነሳሽነት በዝምታ ተሸቦ በመሆኑ የተዋሃዱት ተጠናክረው የድፕሎማሲና ድሕረ መለስ ዝግጀት ማድረግ ይጠበቅባቸዋል ማለት ሲሆን ፡ አሁንም በውጭ የተቋቋምመው የኢትዮጵያ የሽግግር ሸንጎ በቅጽበት ከውስጥ ያሉትንና በውጭ ያሉትን አንድ ገምባራዊ የሽግግር ሂዴት በመፍጠር አፋጣኝ የሆነ ኢትዮጵያን ከአደጋና ከግጭት ሰላማዊ ጊዚያዊ ሽግግር መንግስት መመስረት ይኖርበታል ።

  38. Anonymous
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    What I want to know is, when and where is the funeral of dictator Meles going to be held, so that I can celebrate the joyous day of 90 million Ethiopians.

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