Below this introduction is a recording of the funeral procession of the late Hajji Musa who died in the PFDJ regime’s prison and was buried on March 3, 2018. This video clip will inform Eritreans for generations to come, how a 93-year old patriot defied injustice and chose to die for his rights.
Though we wish such a historic funeral was recorded professionally and aired freely, we take solace for having this copy despite its poor quality. Yet, we know the risk of recording and sharing this video clip–if the person behind the camera is found by the regime, that person, his relatives, and friends will face severe consequences. We applaud the brave of the person who documented the funeral of the defiant hero Haji Musa–and we applaud the wailing lady in the background who understood the importance of documentation and kept appealing to the people to record the event with their cameras.
The video is pulled from Youtube courtesy of AAN
The grieving lady wailed in the Tigrayit language–here follows a simple translation of he her wailing, what we managed to capture of it:
You reached your home,
Sleep and be content
Your children and brethren
All are bidding you goodbye
You reached your home
Accompanied by the old and the young
By your children and brethren
May heaven welcome you
They will do that for you.
The Mountain has fallen
The mountain has fallen on its way
May God hold them accountable
Oh God may they face the bad as their deeds
Oh, those who did this to you.
Record it from above
Record it from below
A Martyre has died
All Eritrea has died
Oh, Hajji Musa. oh Hajji Musa
This is one more testimony that is recorded posterirty, to remind Eritreans how a 93 old patriot can defy injustice and die fighting.