Mubarak’s wife says never groomed son to rule Egypt
Mubarak also said that she did not intervene in her husband’s work and that the former president was a strict figure
The wife of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has denied claims that one of her two sons, Gamal, had been groomed to succeed his father, Egypt's daily Al Ahram reported Monday.
“I never sought hereditary rule for my son Gamal because the life I have lived with my husband was not really fantastic so I never wished [a similar life] for my son,” Suzanne Mubarak said in an interview.
“If we had planned for hereditary rule, we would have introduced our children to the military because we know Egypt cannot be ruled except by sons of the military institution,” she added.
“Tarnishing my reputation with these charges was schemed and not a coincidence. I know who is behind it,” she said.
During the interview, Mubarak also said that she did not intervene in her husband’s work and that the former president was a “strict” figure.
“When he received an important phone call in my presence, I used to leave,” she said. “The president was strict with us for fear of people's talk,” she said.
“After the legends that have been said about me, I regretted that I did not enjoy my life as I should have given the final result was the same,” she added.
“I do not have a private life or friendships. My life is for my husband, my children and charity work which was taking all my time,” Muabarak said.
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