Pmb teacher injured in syria ‘serious but not in danger’

2013-04-30 00:00

MOHAMED Sadek Saeed, the Pietermaritzburg teacher who was injured in a car accident in Syria last week, remains in hospital.

The latest information is that he is in a serious condition, but his life is not in any danger. A close family friend told The Witness yesterday that “they [doctors] are continuing to monitor him. His wife left this afternoon and should be arriving in Istanbul tomorrow morning and will know more about his condition then.”

Saeed, a teacher at the Nizamia Islamic School, was among four South Africans injured in a car accident while on their way to Azaz, which is close to the Turkish border.

Mustafa Wilson, of Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, was killed in the crash.

Relatives told The Witness on Sunday that Saeed was in theatre on Saturday with a broken leg and one arm broken in several places, and internal bleeding.

The men were on an aid mission in Syria when their car hit a ditch.

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and the family said that the accident had nothing to do with the ongoing civil war.

Nabeweya Malick, MJC spokesperson, said they had learnt that the injured men were still in hospital, contrary to reports that two had been discharged.

“We know that all three of them are still in hospital … We hope that the body of the man who passed away will be in South Africa by Wednesday.”

• thamsanqam@witness.co.za

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