Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali on Saturday said death of former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi is a big loss to Africa as a continent.
Kachali was speaking to journalists at Grand Palace after he had conveyed his condolence message to the bereaved family, saying Zenawi was a beacon of hope to African countries.
“Malawi Government is very sad for the loss of former Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He formed a beacon of the continent’s hope hence his death has left a big gap for us,” Kachali said.
He further told journalists that the late Prime Minister did not only bring socio-economic development to Ethiopia, but also Africa at large. As such, Kachali asked God to comfort and restore peace among bereaved family members and the entire nation.
“He was a great man who didn’t only develop Ethiopia, but also Africa hence his contributions will greatly be missed. I, therefore, on behalf of Malawi Government ask God to comfort the bereaved family members and the whole nation during this trying moment,” Kachali lamented.
The Vice President was among many Heads of State and Vice Presidents who paid their last respect to the fallen hero.
Zenawi, 57, died shortly before midnight in a Brussels hospital last Monday of an undisclosed illness.
He led a liberation movement and became president in 1991 after overthrowing a military junta.
Since 1995, he served as prime minister of the east African nation.
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