ethiopiantimes

August 24, 2012

Meles funeral set on 2 September, new PM to be sworn in later

Filed under: Meles Zenawi — ethiopiantimes @ 10:55 am
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 Meles Zenawi who died on Monday will be buried on September 2, the government announced on Thursday.

Bereket Simone, a government spokesperson told journalists Meles will be buried in the capital Addis Ababa.

The announcement came as government delayed the swearing in of new leader Desalegne Hailemariam to give Ethiopians “time to mourn” the 57 year old leader.

Bereke dismissed reports that there were disputes surrounding Meles’ succession.

“There is no illusion for the succession process. Succession issue has been settled a year ago,” he said.

He said the decision to delay the swearing in was taken by parliament.

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1 Comment »

  1. REST IN PEACE MELES! We love you and we will make sure your dream of creating a better ethiopia comes true!!!

    Comment by Simon — August 26, 2012 @ 3:51 pm | Reply


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