Ethiopia’s dictator in a coma and his wife, Azeb Mesfin, banned from Leaving the country
Ethiopian Review, July 16, 2012.
The Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit has learned that Meles Zenaw’s daughter Semhal Meles, who was in Washington DC during the Summer, has gone back to Ethiopia yesterday. According to our source, many of Meles Zenawi’s close relatives and friends have been informed on Sunday afternoon that the dictator’s illness is terminal.
We also have been informed that Meles Zenawi’s deteriorating health could be as a result of poisoning, and not just cancer.
Meanwhile, Woyanne security chief Getachew Assefa has reportedly banned Meles Zenawi’s wife Azeb Mesfin — also known as mother of corruption — from leaving Ethiopia today. Azeb has amassed enormous wealth and political influence, which has garnered her a number of enemies. Her fate is very much intertwined with that of Meles.
Several family members of the Woyanne junta have been observed leaving Ethiopia en mass during the past few days fearing possible chaos that could result from the power struggle that could follow the dictator’s death.
Meles Zenawi is put under a medically-induced coma in Germany
July 16, 2012 (Durame) — Ethiopian despot Meles Zenawi was put into a medically-induced coma last Wednesday, while undergoing major surgery in an undisclosed hospital in Germany, according to a source with ties to NISS.
“I can confirm with certainty that German doctors had put Meles in a medical-induced coma late last Wednesday, while they operated on him for six hours,” our contact said by phone. “He is now on his way to Ethiopia,” he added.
Citing high ranking intelligence officials, our source also reveled Meles has been visibly depressed for several weeks, after doctors informed him he is terminally ill from cancer and likely has 6-12 months to live.
Government officials have remained silent on Meles’ health troubles. Questions from western news agencies have been ignored, leaving many opposition websites to speculate the aging premier is seriously ill.
After failing to appear at the opening of the NEPAD meeting on Saturday, Senegalese President Macky Sall gave the first government-level indication to Meles’ illness after explaining the premier was unable to be present due “to health conditions.”
The biggest inkling for western correspondents of Meles’ failing health came on Sunday, when for first time since assuming office in 1991, he did not attend the AU Summit. In place of him was Hailemariam Desalegn, the deputy prime minister who wields no real authority.