Ethiopian Review sources reported that Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi is too weak to receive further medical treatment. Our sources said he is in Belgium, but may return to Ethiopia any time. Several of his body guards have been observed at the hospital on Monday.
Western diplomats today have confirmed Ethiopian Review’s report that Meles is at St. Luc Hospital in Belgium. However, they denied that he is dead, according to the UK Telegraph.
Meles Zenawi’s cause of illness is said to be blood cancer, but there is a growing talk among the ruling party members and supporters that he may have been poisoned. The aggressive treatment he has been receiving has degraded his body and that he is in an almost vegetative condition.
Meanwhile, the dictator’s much hated wife, Azeb Mesfin, has received an Italian visa today, according to our source at Italian embassy. However, she may not be able to leave the country because of a travel ban imposed on her by Woyanne security chief Getachew Assefa.
This afternoon, the Woyanne officials told VOA that the regime will give a press conference regarding Meles Zenawi’s condition.
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