Seenaa hin duune dhalootaaf gumaachitee dabarte, nagaan boqodhu Tesfaye Gebreab(Gadaa) RIP!
We are deeply saddened by the passing away of journalist Tesfaye G/Ab (Gadaa G/Ab).
Tesfaye G/Ab and Asmerom Legesse were are among rare & true friends of the Oromo people who are of Eritrean decent. Tesfaye wrote several books and pieces of articles which brought oppression of the Oromo people to light. As a result he was vilified by Amhara extremists camp, but Oromos in Diaspora adored him so much so that he was named “an adopted Oromo son” in public and was given an Oromo name Gadaa G/Ab.
One of his books, የቡርቃ ዝምታ (The Silence of Burqaa), was translated to Afaan Oromo and widely circulated among the Oromo. Among his several speeches, the two speeches he made on OLF 4th Congress and on an annual meeting of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA), were monumental and memorable.
Tesfaye advocated for the Oromo cause in public until the time of his death even after the regime in Asmera turned on Oromo people.
May his soul Rest In Peace!
Today, the Oromo nation lost one of its greatest son, Tesfaye (Gadaa) Gabre’ab.
We lost the great man; we are so saddened by his untimely passing. He gave us so much out of his short life. We, the Oromo nation are beholden to him; we love him dearly and will miss him so much. Thank you for the gifts such as “Ye Burqa zemeta.”
I never met him in person, but had conferred with him through his awe-inspiring writings. I read most of his books and his other works. The prolific writer, Gadaa unearthed the truth about the Oromo. He is not just a friend of the Oromo, HE IS THE TRUE SON OF THE OROMO.
WE CELEBRATE HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR ETERNITY! HE WILL REST IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MILLIONS.
“Ani waa’ee Oromoo kaniin barreessu waa’ee Oromoo gaddee ykn quuqamee osoo hin taane ani mataan koo Oromoo waanan taheef. Bishooftuuttin dhaladhee guddadhe, maatii koo irraas kanan baradhe uummata Oromoo kabajuudha” Tesfaye (Gadaa) Gabre’ab.
GAAFA MILKOOFNE SIIDAA SIIDHAABNA!
ILMA KENNA YOOMUU SI HIN IRRAANFANNU!
BARA BARAAN DHALOOTNI HUNDI SIYAADATA!
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