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Belay Zeleke

 

Belay Zeleke

Belay Zeleke was born in 1912 in the Wollo province of Ethiopia . At a very young age in a mysterious situation, Belay Zeleke killed his uncle which prompted him to flee his village and live as a fugitive isolated from his family and friends for 15 years. In his solitary life, Belay Zeleke learned to be courageous and decisive.

 

In 1935 when Italy invaded Ethiopia, Belay Zeleke played a significant and brave role and came to the defence of the country. Like the many patriotic Ethiopians, Belay Zeleke felt the need to defend his country and led an insurgency movement against the occupation in the Gojam province. Soon, he became known for being remorseless among Italian generals and they fought him as hard as they could. Not only did he defeat the Italian army that was sent to destroy him, he also took into custody the army’s general and executed him by hanging. After driving the Italian army out of the Gojam and some parts of the Wollo provinces, he put himself in charge of these particular regions much to the delight of the population. His courageous heroism inspired thousands of Ethiopians to resist the occupation and many wanted to be like him.

 

The Ethiopian patriots liberated Addis Ababa on 6 May 1941 and this victory officially ended Italian occupation. Fascist Italy's attempts to colonize Ethiopia came to an abrupt end. The exiled Emperor Haileselassie returned to Addis Ababa from Europe.

 

The contributions made by Belay Zeleke to the struggle and ultimately to the victory of Ethiopia against the colonialist aggression of Fascist Italy were enormous. Throughout Ethiopia, particularly in Addis Ababa, signs of Italian presence in the past remain intact to date. Yet unlike most of the different parts of Ethiopia, there are no physical signs of Italian invasion in the province of Gojam. It is believed that Belay Zeleke never let the Italian troops camp anywhere near the Gojam province let alone build construction, depriving them of leaving a legacy of any sort.

 

Upon Emperor Haileselassie's victorious return to Ethiopia in 1941, Belay Zeleke was put in charge of a small region in Gojam when he had expected to be given a higher rank to be able to play a much bigger role in reconstructing and administering the region. He declined the position in protest and started living life as an outlaw. Soon he was caught and sent to jail accused of being a threat to the monarchy. After making unsuccessful attempts to break out of jail, the patriot Belay Zeleke was then brutally executed by hanging in Addis Ababa on 7 February 1945.

 

In a heartbreaking error of judgment, an Ethiopian hero, who gave the country freedom, was given death in return.

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# hatt 2014-03-11 02:07
iam so sad by the situation
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# Anteneh 2014-06-04 04:47
He is born in Gojam not in wollo, this is wrong profile.
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# yesuf 2014-06-22 01:37
Anteneh read the book which is called Aba kostir find it anywhere
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# Truth 2015-08-12 17:48
Quoting yesuf:
Anteneh read the book which is called Aba kostir find it anywhere

Any one can answer it; Who is Belay zeleke's grand father and mother ?
For the other Heros their grand mother & father listed but the Belay's was not mentioned.
What was the secret behind?
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# Truth 2015-08-12 17:52
Any one can answer it; Who is Belay zeleke's grand father and mother name?
For the other Heros their grand mother & father name listed but the Belay's was not mentioned.
What was the secret behind?Quoting Truth:
Quoting yesuf:
Anteneh read the book which is called Aba kostir find it anywhere

Any one can answer it; Who is Belay zeleke's grand father and mother ?
For the other Heros their grand mother & father listed but the Belay's name was not mentioned.
What was the secret behind?
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# Truth 2016-05-09 18:20
በላይ ዘለቀ ላቀዉ ቂልጡ አያኖ ገልገሊ(BELAY ZELEKE LAKEW KILTU AYANO GALGALI)

http://kiyalemma.blogspot.com/2016/02/belay-zeleke-lakew-kiltu-ayano-galgali_10.html
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# waqgari 2014-11-12 22:43
what is the name of belay zeleke's grandfather please ?If you don't know it doesn't matter !
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# Truth 2016-05-09 16:45
Kiltu(Qilxu)
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# Truth 2016-05-09 16:55
Belay was born in Wollo province not in Gojjam Bichena friend.Have a look at the link below.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belay_Zeleke
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# Truth 2016-05-09 17:01
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belay_Zeleke
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# NIgatu 2015-01-18 09:40
Where did you get the information that he was born in Wello?

He was born in Bitchena, Gojjam.

Please don't revised history.
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# belay 2015-05-04 20:06
The real informaion we got from early native fathers
Belay Zeleke was born in 1912 in Bichena, Gojjam.

not in Wolloo,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belay_Zeleke
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# Argish 2015-01-21 07:33
Belay Zeleke በላይ ዘለከ was born in 1986 in the Wollo province of Ethiopia to a mother of Wollo Borena and to a father of Gojam Berenta Origins. At a very young age in a mysterious situation, Belay Zeleke killed his uncle which prompted him to flee his village and live as a fugitive isolated from his family and friends for the subsequent 15 years. In his solitary life, Belay Zeleke learned to be courageous and decisive. Source https://billygambelaafroasiaticanthropology.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/belay-zeleke-%E1%89%A0%E1%88%8B%E1%8B%AD-%E1%8B%98%E1%88%88%E1%8A%A8-the-last-hero-of-ethiopia/
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# addis 2015-01-23 22:03
Belay Zeleke is my best hero whatever he is and wherever he was born
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# ASNA 2015-04-04 18:13
FIRST BELAY ZELEKE IS A HERO FOR DEFEATING FASCIST INVADERS AND KILLERS WITH OUT SELEKING ANY ONE LIKE YEKATIT 12 MASS KILLINGS AND DEBRELIBANOS KILLINGS SO HE MAKE HISTORY BY DEFEATING THESE FASCIST INVADERS BUT SINCE A FEW YEARS AGO SOME BANDAS ARE PREPARING THIER OWN HISTORY BY CONFUSING READERS PLEASE DONT CONFUSE HISTORY IS NOT CHANGED BY SOME BANDAS LIKE CHANGING HIS ORIGION, BANDAS ARE ALWAYS OUR COUNTRY ENEMY.
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# nalcom 2016-02-24 04:49
this hero is of oromo origin in welo as welo is one of the sons of borena and reason why he died is cz he is oromo .and the oroms always hated afalse unity that creats slaves and kings which is the amharas way but no worry he is what he is .
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# mulaw 2016-04-16 09:42
for the Gala here talkig about Belay being Oromo is a reflection of you not standing a non oromo . that is why you always be pittyful gala.
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# aca 2017-04-12 15:55
fuck you self. yegetter lij sila belay mini buda. gojjame buda aydelihim yejib zer
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