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Rita Pankhurst laid to rest at Selassie

The late Rita Pankhurst
Rita Pankhurst

June 4, 2019

Rita Pankhurst is laid to rest on Tuesday at Kidist Selassie Menbere Tsebaot Church in Ethiopia’s Capital Addis Ababa. She was the wife of Richard Pankhurst, prominent historian and researcher on Ethiopia who passed away in 2017. 

Members of the Diplomatic Community and State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister, Hirut Zemene, attended the funeral. 

She passed away on Thursday May 30 at the age of 92 in the capital Addis Ababa.  She co-authored “Ethiopian Reminiscences” – an autobiography of herself and her husband Richart Pankhurst .

During Imperial government of Ethiopia, Rita served as a librarian at Haileselassie University. 

Rita Pankhurst laid to rest at Selassie
During the funeral mass at Selassie. Photo : EBC

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  1. May This Person of Unyielding Goodwill and Servant of Humanity Rest In Peace. She Has Never Been at Home More Than Now With The Lord!!!! R.I.P.


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