Egypt’s president Mubarak in Saudi Arabia

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

By Nangayi Guyson – Cairo – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarakhas left the country for  medical treatment of  cancer in Saudi Arabia, according to a report in the state-owned daily Al-Akhbar on Wednesday.

“Mubarak is currently in a military base in the city of Tabuk and is receiving treatment for colon and pancreatic cancer,” the report said, citing “informed sources”.

“He is undergoing chemotherapy every five days,” it said. The paper reported that Mubarak left for the Saudi city days after he resigned on February 11 and handed power to a military council after nearly three weeks of anti-regime protests.

Sources told Al-Akhbar that Mubarak’s wife Suzanne and his two sons Alaa and Gamal – long considered his father’s possible successor – were also living on the Tabuk military base.

There was no official confirmation that Mubarak had gone to Saudi but there have been rumours for days that he had left the country.

Egyptian authorities on Monday slapped a travel ban on Mubarak and his family and also imposed a freeze on their assets.