Tue, 07 May 2013 09:00:00 GMT | By Sapa

Cyril Karabus' Bail Refunded

According to reports, South African doctor Cyril Karabus' bail money has been returned to him.


Cyril Karabus (© Gallo Images)

He is still waiting for his passport from United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials, it was reported on Tuesday.

His lawyer Michael Bagraim told the Cape Times the R250,000 bail money had been returned, which "shows there is movement."

The 78-year-old paediatric oncologist has been detained in the UAE since August 18, after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he treated for leukaemia in 2002.

He was acquitted on March 21 and won on appeal, but his return to South Africa was delayed because he was on the UAE's database as a fugitive from justice.

On Monday, he reportedly waited to no avail at the Abu Dhabi prison, where he was held, for his passport to be returned.

top news

  • President Jacob Zuma  Gallo Images

    President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils' spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing", SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.

  • Nosiviwe Madlala-Routledge  Gallo Images

    Spoiling your vote is a valid way of exercising your democratic right, former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge said on Tuesday.

  • E-toll protest  Gallo Images

    Taxis had no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday.

Download Skype