UPDATE: A local newspaper is reporting that Prof Indrias Eshete is dead. Read here.
Acting head of the ruling TPLF junta in Ethiopia, Seyoum Mesfin, Finance Minister Sufian Ahmed and former Addis Ababa University President Indrias Eshete are critically ill, according to an Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa.
Both Seyoum Mesfin and Indrias Eshete looked emaciated recently. Both have been avoiding public appearance for a while.
The armed forces chief of staff Samora Yenus is also sick and unable to attend meetings, our sources are reported.
Seyoum and Samora are sick with AIDS, while Indrias has kidney disease and is terminally, the sources added.
The frail looking Samora has been in Germany until recently and he returned to Addis Ababa only to participate in the late dictator Meles Zenawi’s funeral ceremony.
Seyoum also looks to be terribly frail and he has missed several high level TPLF meetings over the past few days, sources inside the ruling party told Ethiopian Review.
Meanwhile, we are able to confirm that TPLF co-founder and former chairman Sebhat Nega is currently under house arrest and his house in Bole is surrounded by undercover security agents.