Karabus plane touches down in Cape Town

2013-05-17 12:00
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Karabus welcomed home

See all the latest pictures as Professor Cyril Karabus sets foot on South African soil after being detained in the UAE since 18 August.

Cape Town - The Emirates flight carrying SA doctor Cyril Karabus touched down in Cape Town shortly before noon on Friday.

Emirates Flight EK772 left Dubai in the early hours of the morning.

Karabus boarded the flight without incident after experiencing numerous delays.

He had been detained in the United Arab Emirates since 18 August 2012, after being convicted and sentenced in absentia for the death of a patient in 2002.

Even though he was acquitted on 21 March, his return home was delayed because he was still listed on a UAE database as a fugitive from justice.

Karabus received his passport earlier this week, but then faced another delay when his visa had the wrong dates.

He finally boarded his flight early on Friday morning. A large crowd was waiting for him at Cape Town International Airport.

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