He is in the news in Morocco and in the diaspora. His name is Zakaria Moumni. The particularity of this man is that he dared to claim that he wanted to ask for the hand of the ex-wife of King Mohammed VI, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco. Who is this man?
Born on 4 February 1980 in Rabat, Morocco, Zakaria Moumni is a boxer who was crowned world kick-boxing champion in Malta in 1999. According to information broadcast by Maghreb Online, this former boxing champion announced, on Wednesday, his intention to ask for the hand of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, ex-wife of King Mohammed VI, missing since 2018.
According to the newspaper, Zakaria Moumni, who revealed that he had contacted the United Nations to ask for news of the former First Lady of Morocco, took care to recall that he too has been divorced since 2017, « like Lalla Salma, whose divorce was confirmed by the lawyer of the King of Morocco, Eric Dupond-Moretti, the current French Minister of Justice.
According to Maghreb Online, in a video published on Youtube, Zakaria Moumni said: « I am addressing El Hammouchi who asked me why I wonder about the fate of the Moroccan princess. Here is my answer: I intend to marry her. This is my answer to your question, » the kick-boxing champion clearly confessed. This is enough to turn the Web upside down.
It should be noted that Abdellatif El Hammouchi has been the head of Morocco’s Directorate General of National Security (DGSN) since May 2015. A year earlier, in 2014, Abdellatif Hammouchi triggered a cold spell between Paris and Rabat, due to a complaint from the French NGO Action des chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture (ACAT), when he was head of the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance.
In reality, this complaint, which led to the summoning of Abdellatif Hammouchi to the residence of the Moroccan ambassador in Neuilly, to hear the head of the DGSN, was made by Zakaria Moumni. The incident led to a summons by Rabat of the French ambassador to Morocco, followed by a diplomatic cold between the two countries, the kingdom having suspended its judicial cooperation with France.