A major newspaper based in Madrid, Spain, ABC Internacional, has reported that Azeb Mesfin, the wife of Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has spent 1.2 million euros for clothing. (Read here)
The newspaper identifies Azeb Mesfin as one of the most wasteful wives of African leaders and accuses her of siphoning off millions of dollars.
Azeb is known among Ethiopians as the mother of corruption.
The other wives of African dictators the newspaper listed include Grace, the notorious wife of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe, and Leila Trabelsi, the wife of the recently deposted Tunisian dictator Ben Ali.
(Source: https://www.abc.es/20110120/internacional/abci-primeras-damas-derrochan-201101201613.html //// https://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/31168 )