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Another delay in Karabus' case

Karabus will now wait until Monday to hear if the appeal against his acquittal will be dropped.

Professor Cyril Karabus. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - There has been yet another delay in the case against South African Doctor Cyril Karabus in the United Arab Emirates.

Karabus appeared briefly in court there earlier.

Prosecutors were expected to drop an appeal against his earlier acquittal, relating to the death of a cancer patient he treated more than a decade ago.

The judge now says the 78-year-old will have to wait until next Monday for a decision.

His lawyer Michael Bagraim says, "We're not 100 percent sure at the moment but we believe that it has been postponed to 29 April. We're not sure of the reasons of this. We are waiting for the full outcome as to why this has taken place. It's an enormous disappointment to everyone."

Karabus was arrested in August while in transit in Dubai from his son's wedding in Canada.

The Department of International Relations has been calling on its counterparts in that country to release Karabus.