Police in the southern Cairo district of Maadi arrested yesterday the wife of Egyptian actor Abdelaziz Makhyoun and charged her with being an accomplice in the murder attempt on her husband”s life. A friend of hers was also arrested after the the 58-year old actor was found in his apartment barely alive and lying in a pool of blood. His condition was said to have been very serious by the Assalam International Hospital where he is being treated.
However, the Cairo Police managed to talk to the victim at his hospital bed, who described how he was attacked with a kitchen knife as he had entered his flat. He also managed to identify the attacker who had his face covered and managed to escape to the neighbouring flat.
Following the description given to them by the victim, the police arrested 31-year old H.M. Munir, a restaurant worker in Alharam district of Cairo, and found in his possession the murder weapon.
The attacker admitted that he had carried out the murder attempt on the actor”s life, but with the full knowledge and collaboration of his lover, 40-year old phyisitian Sahar Ahmad Mahmoud, the actor”s wife.
He said the love affair between them grew because of her unhappy marriage to the actor, whom he described as "mean" and that he often mistreated his wife.
The police said that the victim was also acquainted with attacker and his mother, who tried several times to resolve their differences.
Love text messages were also found to have been exchanged between the attacker and the actor”s wife, the police said.
Makhyoun has, with his wife Sahar, three daughters, and a fourth one, Minha Batrawi, whom he celebrated her wedding a week ago, from his previous marriage.
The actor is well known for his political activities and, his participation in political meetings.
He acted in famous films such as "Hunger", "Alexandria More and More" and the the "Escapism", in addition to a number of TV dramas.