Mohamed VI, seen in Paris in an alleged drunken state

Morocco, Mohamed VI, drunk, Paris,

Stumbling through the streets of Paris, in an alleged state of intoxication and accompanied by several friends, this is how the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, has been captured by two citizens who recorded it on video. Several Saharawi media have echoed this video and have spread it accusing the monarch of “being drunk”.

“By God, it’s Mohamed VI!” Says one of the people who records the moment. The video shows how one of the monarch’s companions, realizing that they were being recorded, quickly goes to cover the camera and the video ends there.

Among those accompanying Mohamed VI, the Azatair brothers, close friends of the monarch, seem to stand out. Abu Bakr Azaitar, a 34-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, and his brothers, Ottman and Omar, have become faithful companions of Mohamed VI on his travels and nights out. The three are of German nationality and of Moroccan origin and have been involved in many controversies due to their closeness to Mohamed VI. One of them managed to fly to Morocco despite the closure of borders decreed during the months of the pandemic.

The Moroccan media ‘Hepress’ published in May the background of one of the brothers, Abu Azaitar, the first Moroccan to sign for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and his long criminal history, which includes robbery, extortion, drug trafficking or assaults. Also in this publication they made reference to the life of luxury and the Azaitar and criticized the ostentation they made of their lives on social networks.

The friendship between the Azaitar brothers and Mohamed VI began in 2018, just after the King’s discreet divorce with Princess Laila Salma, when the monarch received them at an official reception in Rabat.

It is not surprising that Mohamed VI spends time in the French capital. His trips are frequent and his stays are getting longer. Especially because of his fragile health, which earned him regular stays in European hospitals, where he has been operated on several times.

The Azaitar brothers with the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI


And he spends less and less time in his country. Last July, for the celebration that commemorates his arrival on the throne in 1999, Mohamed VI returned to Rabat but only for a few hours and immediately returned to France.

Paris is a city that Mohamed VI seems to like. In 2020 he bought a mansion in the seventh district of the French capital worth 80 million euros.

It is not very common to know details of the private life of the Moroccan monarch. Away from the cameras for several months, the sovereign reappeared in official images on April 7 to receive Pedro Sánchez, head of the Spanish Government, after the reestablishment of Moroccan-Spanish relations.

Pop News 247, 24/08/2022

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