The top leadership of the ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) is honoring, for now, Meles Zenawi’s wish to select Berhane GebreKristos as the next party chief and prime minister, Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources reported today. However, the appointment of Berhane, who is a close personal friend of Meles and currently Foreign Minister of State, is expected to face serious challenges from the other TPLF leaders once Meles is out for good, our sources added.
Despite Woyanne propaganda chief Bereket Simon’s blatant lie, Meles is currently in Brussels at St. Luc University Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor, an eyewitness told Ethiopian Review. Even if he feels better enough to return to Ethiopia, he is done as a leader.
There is also a strong suspicion that Meles in fact has been dead since Sunday, and that the TPLF regime is not announcing his death because they want to buy time until there is an agreement on a new leader.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Meles Zenawi’s wife Azeb Mesfin has obtained an Italian visa, a source in the Italian embassy informed Ethiopian Review. While Bereket Simon, Berhane GebreKristos, Teodros Adhanom and other friends are at Meles’s bedside, why is his wife Azeb traveling to Italy?