Meles looks gravely ill and tired
May 20—Since Meles Zenawi faced the shock of his lifetime at the G8 Food Security Symposium in the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, Ethiopia’s brutal tyrant had disappeared from public view for one month. On 17th June, Meles resurfaced in Los Cabos, Mexico at the G-20 annual meeting.
But Meles’ appearance in Mexico was untimely as he looked gravely ill and a ghost out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. The camera crew from ETV had an easy job this time round as Meles became camera shy and avoided close-up shots. Besides loyal servant Girma Biru and right-hand man Berhane G. Kirstos spoke on behalf of their boss. Berhane has become the favored mouthpiece for the tyrant since the May 18th public humiliation that the tyrant had to face in front of world leaders and TV cameras.
Official pictures published on the G-20 website and a video story by Chinese CCTV shows Meles looking tired, sick and haggard. Ethiopians have already started asking how long will the sadistic tyrant stay on their shoulders. As they say, pictures speak a thousand words.