The Assassination Attempt on Gen. Sebhat Ephrem is Abhorrent!


A Short Comment By Betrihaki

The assassination attempt on Gen. Sebhaphrem is abhorrent because injustice on one person is injustice on all. Who is the culprit of this crime? We will have to wait for the evidence before rushing to judgement. The main problem I have with your post is the way you described the general. You said the victim is a four star general, a hero etc. I don’t agree with this kind of characterization.

General Sebhat is a high ranking military officer who has been serving the government of Mr. Isaias for 28 years. So, if Mr. Isaias’s rule is to be condemned for tyranny, it would be more judicious to think of his generals as culprits of authoritarianism rather than heroes. When the history of Eritrea is to be written long after the rule of Isaias is over, I don’t think any one of his long serving generals will go as heroes in the annals of Eritrean history.