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Dlamini Zuma to attend Zenawi funeral

Africa

Pretoria -

Home Affairs Minister and incoming African Union commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will attend the state funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, her department said on Friday.

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She would fly to Addis Ababa to join President Jacob Zuma for the funeral on Sunday.

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. - Sapa

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