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LISTEN: What Mubarak said in a phone call on anniversary of his ouster

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Last Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.

A phone call was made from a Kuwaiti number to Mubarak around noon time, according to Egyptian media reports.

A journalist is believed to have made the call and asked the former president: “On the sixth anniversary of your ouster, what would you like to say to the Egyptian people?”

To that, Mubarak asked: “Are you a journalist?”

The voice said “yes.” Mubarak then said: “I’d tell the Egyptians I wish you many happy returns!”

The alleged journalist then asked: “What is your assessment of President [Abdelfattah] al-Sisi?”

Mubarak abruptly said: “It is not for me to evaluate anyone … each person has their own style of work.”

He then is believed to have ended the call.