Zenawi laid to rest Thousands of mourners have paid their final respects to Ethiopia's former leader Meles Zenawi, who died last month after 21 years in power. September 3 2012 at 02:45pm Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.