Syria crash: Wife to see teacher soon

2013-05-01 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG teacher Mohamed Saeed, who was injured in a car crash in war-torn Syria on Friday, will be reunited with his family in Istanbul soon.

Sabera Badat, a close relative, told The Witness that Saeed was in a serious but stable condition, and was experiencing problems because of his asthma.

“He is in a lot of pain, but he is stable,” she said. “He is scheduled to be moved to a hospital in Istanbul from the private hospital in Gaziantep. His wife and son will meet him there.”

Badat said Saeed’s wife, Jameela, and his eldest son, Maseehullah, landed in Turkey at 4 pm (SA time) yesterday, but they had not made contact with them.

Saeed, a teacher at Nizamia Islamic School and regular contributor to The Witness letter pages, was among four South Africans injured while on their way to Azaz close to the Turkish border to deliver humanitarian aid.

Mustafa Wilson of Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, died in the crash. — WR.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.