Cape Town - The family of the Cape Town doctor jailed in the Middle East is “delighted” at his being granted bail on Thursday.
Emeritus Associate Professor Cyril Karabus, 77, was granted bail in an Abu Dhabi court on Thursday after his fifth application.
His son, Michael, said from Cape Town: “We’re delighted, it’s fantastic news.”
He explained: “My father was granted bail subject to surrender of his passport, which was confiscated when he was originally arrested, and the payment of R240 000 to the court, which will be held as bond.
“We transferred the money today, but it will take 36-48 hours to reflect in our attorneys’ account there. As soon as it has, they will present it to the court and we hope my father will be released on the same day.” He hoped this would be Sunday.