A photograph of Intissar al-Sisi, wife of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al- Sisi, with Suzanne Mubarak, widow of Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak (1928 – 2020) has gone viral on Egyptian social media.
The photograph was captured on 28 February during a gathering held by Mubarak’s family to receive condolences for the former President’s death. Mrs Sisi was there to offer her condolences to Mrs Mubarak.
The former President’s condolence saw Egyptians from all walks of life flock to express their appreciation of him. The mourners included current and former State officials, Muslim and Christian clergy; public figures, writers, sportsmen; filmmakers, actors and actresses, and many other
The predominant sentiment expressed by bloggers who commented on the photo of the two ladies—they both decline to be addressed as ‘first lady’—was one of approbation.
1 March 2020