January 15, 2013
Bereket Simon whose stature started to get eroded after the death of his close comrade and friend Melese Zenawi is starting to feel the heat of animosity from TPLF cadres who despised his rise to power during the Meles era.
Bereket all along knew that after the death of Meles Zenawi, his political life would be over. Nonetheless, he tried his best to appear more catholic than the pope when he appeared in various Eritrean Paltalk rooms where he was exhibiting holier than thou image and trying to be more TPLF than TPLFites themselves when it comes to “Shabiya”.
The problem is that his attempts were so futile and backfired on him. Many TPLFites started saying who gave this guy a green light to talk about sensitive issues regarding the border dispute?
When Bereket admitted to his Eritrean audience that Badme belongs to Eritrea, but he emphasized that the main problem with “Shabiya” is not the town but its destabilizing activities, his admission put him on hot seat and he never recovered from that debacle.
Now Bereket is contemplating to resign from all his positions under the guise of planned succession plan drawn by the late dictator.
Others like Nahom and Neway who were protected by Meles are believed to be next to fall.
The days for PM Haile Mariam Desalegn’s resignation will also be numbered, because he is the elect of Bereket Simon.