Euthanasia professor to return to SA

The family of a euthanasia campaigner cannnot wait for him to return to Cape Town.

Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - The family of a euthanasia campaigner on Monday said they cannot wait for him to return to Cape Town.

In 2011, Professor Sean Davison pleaded guilty to inciting and procuring his 85-year-old mother to commit suicide.

He was sentenced to five months of house arrest in a New Zealand court.

Davison wrote a book detailing how he crushed morphine tablets and gave it to his mother who was dying of cancer.

He is expected to return to South Africa on Wednesday.

The mother of his two children, Raine Pan, said the boys cannot wait to see their dad.

"The boys are still very young so they don't know what is happening. They are looking forward to welcoming their father home."

Davidson, a microbiologist at the University of the Western Cape, is now expected to return to his post.

In September, Davidson launched Dignity SA which is aimed at legalising assisted suicide.