Ethiopian Air Force being incapacitated says defecting pilot



September 20, 2013

Captain Aklilu Mezene, one of the four pilots of the Ethiopian Air Force that recently joined the opposition Ginbot 7 Movement, said in an interview with ESAT today that the once admired Ethiopian Air Force is no longer same but in “an embarrassing condition”. Captain Aklilu, who recently served the Country on missions in neighboring Sudan and Somalia, has been a flight instructor and commander at the Ethiopian Air Force.

Aklilu said he heroically served his Country and now decided to join freedom forces to work for the people of his Country.  He confirmed that the Ethiopian Air Force would be rebuilt once justice prevails in Ethiopia.

“We know the Woyanes” said Aklilu stressing that they will emerge winners.