Press Statement by Statement by Prof Karabus
I am extremely pleased and relieved that my case has finally come to an end and that the UAE Judicial process has found me not guilty. The Medical Committee found that I’ve acted correctly in the treatment of my patient and absolved me of any wrongdoing.
It has been a long, difficult and trying journey and I would therefore like to thank my family, my legal teams in both South Africa and the UAE, international governments, business, civil society and all individuals who rendered continuous support by engaging with various UAE stakeholders. I would like to thank the South African Government, the Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for their continuous efforts to ensure a positive outcome. In particular I would like to thank Deputy Minister Marius Fransman for the personal interest he took in my case.
I look forward to returning to South Africa and to spending quality time with my family and friends. I hope that all the required processes will be finalised as soon as possible and that I will be able to celebrate my birthday with my loved ones on 1 April in Cape Town.
Prof C Karabus
23 March 2013