To have a gem in the hands is such a gift but when it perishes it is such a horror. One that isn’t malevolent but more of a melancholy horror. We Eritreans have lost a big gem. One that shines wherever it goes. One that differs from the rest because it is so unique. Now that it has gone away it shows us how valuable that gem really is.
General Wuchu has passed away. To speak by his proper name Gebrezigher Andemariam has passed away. A man raised by shepherds. A man of many words. A man whose continuous fight for prosperity has led to a better world for Eritreans. A man who has left us in a state of shock because he is now gone forever. A man whose feet kept moving to the final destination even when he had to take puny steps. A man who will always be remembered by Eritreans. Continue reading General Wuchu: More than Just a Hero→
The Eritrean Government and its Defense Forces today lost one of its giants.
Veteran fighter Major General Gerezgheri “Wuchu” Andemariam who has been under medical treatment in Asmara has passed away today at the age of 64.
The late Major General Gerezgheri “Wuchu” was the Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces. He was active in the Eritrean Liberation Movement and involved in the independence struggle during the period of Ethiopian rule over Eritrea since 1971.