Oct. 24 (ESAT News) The controversial window of former tyrant Meles Zenawi has reportedly vacated the national palace, weeks after she had refused to move out for the new prime minister.
Hailemariam was forced to stay in his modest villa as a result of which he was causing traffic jams due to his entourage and security details around Bole where he is currently residing with his family.
One of Azeb Mesfin’s friend Mimi Sibyatu had attacked on her radio show those who had dared to ask the former first lady to move out of the palace. She even insinuated that Hailemariam might be the one who tipped newspapers on the issue.
The matter had attracted wider media interest including the international media. Nigerian satirist Adola cracked jokes in a recent video on Azeb’s refusal to leave the palace while the new prime minister was forced to stay “homeless”.
Sendek newspaper reported that the palace had been vacated and would be handed over to Hailemariam Desalegn.
It was reported that Azeb wanted to build another alternative palace around Sidist Kilo at the expense of poor taxpayers.