As a man who drove Ethiopia for 17 great years, Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam is unquestionably one of the most dubious figures in Ethiopian history.
There are the individuals who denounce him as "butcher of Ethiopia," as was frequently proliferated in the prevailing press in the west. He is generally blamed for the "red fear", positively probably the darkest spot in the contemporary history of Ethiopia, and they guarantee that he is by and by answerable for the passings of thousands of youthful Ethiopians.
Also, there are the individuals who will, in general, observe his administration inside the setting of a progressive circumstance in the nation beginning the year 1974 and considering battle among "progressive" and "counter-progressive" powers. This gathering contended that the "red dread" was somewhat a reaction to a political gathering that challenged to propel restriction to the transitional military government, which Mengistu drove; through fierce methods (they call it "white fear).
We despite everything have another gathering of Ethiopians who will, in general, scrutinize Mengistu yet for an alternate explanation. They censure him for leaving Ethiopia and for not battling as far as possible of his own life in Ethiopia. From the point of view of this gathering, there is by all accounts a supposition that Mengistu settled on a cognizant decision to escape from Ethiopia and leave for Zimbabwe – which is as yet a discussion that isn't agreed to accept.
What isn't debatable about Mengistu Hailemariam is that he had a sacrificial existence as a pioneer and isn't ensnared in defilement – in the entirety of its structures.
Two of his kin (he has four siblings and two sisters) are currently uncovering the conditions ( financial and social) under which Colonel Mengistu's folks and kin lived both when he was in power and after he was toppled by Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) drove an alliance of guerrilla gatherings.