Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi has been buried today morning in Nasr City, east of Cairo in the presence of only his family members and lawyers amidst tight security. According to a leaked document on social media the funeral attendees were Morsi’s brother, son, wife and two lawyers.
The former leader died from a heart attack yesterday during a court session. Egypt’s public prosecutor Nabil Sadek said the 67-year-old leader collapsed in the defendants’ cage and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased’s family had earlier on requested to bury him in his hometown Sharqia Province however the request was declined by the authorities.
Morsi won Egypt’s first free presidential election in 2012 . He served one year in office before he was ousted and imprisoned in a bloody military coup led by Egypt’s then defense minister and current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
At the time of his death, Morsi was faced with legal charges which he believed were politically motivated.