Ethiopian Dictator Meles Zenawi died of liver Cancer

August 24, 2012 — After months of speculations, the late dictator Meles Zenawi is reported to have died from liver cancer; a serious disease that's almost always fatal.

The 57-year-old tyrant died last Monday night from a sudden infection in Brussels, but the regime declined to specify what the nature of his illness was.

Funeral procession will be held in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday, September 2, according to government spokesman Bereket Simon.

The acting Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, will be sworn in immediately following Meles' burial and is expected to finish his term which ends in 2015.

Sources in Addis Ababa say the city is on edge, as uncertainty and fear grips the country of 85 million. Extra security have been called up, while the army is said to be on standby.

Meanwhile, in North Korean fashion, reports are indicating the regime is warning and arresting people who do not mourn for Meles' death.

Amid all this, the regime is in under an intense power struggle. Sources say TPLF top brass are splitting into a number of factions, each one vying for control.

Meles Zenawi died as a result of liver cancer - Image: Kenya Star