Foreign News: How Zeezee Made Good

"Idiots," stormed Mme. Mustafa el Nahas at her husband's Cabinet ministers. "You join Cabinets and come out poor. You should make a fortune." Zee-zee, a plump girl with a hard eye, showed them how. In a few years she transformed a miserly monthly inheritance of £4 ($11.50) and her Premier-husband's moderate salary into a fortune in millions, hundreds of fertile acres and a gleaming yacht. Senile Safsaf, as her husband was called, a onetime fellah who rose to boss Egypt's Wafd Party, blossomed out in Sulka ties, hired a valet, vacationed on the Riviera.

Before Cairo's special post-revolution tribunal probing Farouk...

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