Yesterday, I blogged about Professor Cyril Karabus being detained in Dubai.
I blogged this, not rallying against and citizens or practices of a particular nation, but in outrage of the injustice incited against a fellow good human being.
Thanks to everyone for signing the petition to free Professor Karabus.
Today, I feel that I should post a follow up , to avoid being painted with a brush I do not feel does me, or my sentiments, justice.
Just as I do not want to be painted as an anti-Islamic Westerner, I its not fair to paint all Muslims with the same brush. I think, we as “Westerners“ need to realise that in any religion, there are extremists, and radical, that unfortunately get more media coverage than any realistic and devout Islamic believers.
A South African professor, majoring in oncology and paediatrics is en route home to South Africa from his son’s wedding in Canada.
Professor Cyril Karabus was a former professor in paediatrics at the University of Cape Town, and head of oncology and haematology at the Red Cross Children Hospital.
Upon stopping in Abu Dhabi, he was detained. 12 years ago, he worked at a hospital in the city, and had operated on a young girl. She later died of leukemia.
Apparently, the justice system over there is greatly flawed. They accused, tried and convicted professor Karabus of manslaughter, without evening attempting to contact him.
This in extremely unjust offence – PLEASE SIGN THE FACEBOOK PETITION!!!
On 01 September 2012 I flew down to Cape Town for the birth of my niece, Calleigh.
I took the below two photo graphs somewhere in the air between Durban and Cape Town.
I forgot to mention in earlier posts, that the famous Jonty Rhodes, (of the South African National Cricket Team – The Proteas), and one of my childhood heroes, was on my flight…this flight below.
Jonty actually asked me about my tattoo, I felt so honoured 🙂 I was like a flustered little schoolgirl when he spoke to me!
So peaceful and serene on the way down, but the return flight was turbulent, just the way I actually like to fly, brings some excitement into an otherwise bring trip.
Beautiful South African Skies
I unfortunately did not take any photos on the return flight , the 3 screaming children on my flight.
A while back, fellow bloggers, Aneesa & Faraaz (of Live. Explore. Learn. Rembmer), awarded me the Liebster award.
This post is a thank you for that award, in aid of Aneesa’s VW bus “obsession”.
VW bike and sidecar
Thanks guys for both the award and an educationally sensational blog 🙂
A woman went to the doctor after drinking a tea she purchased from Dis-Chem. Tests revealed she had been drugged with Cocaine.
The tea had apparently been tested at the SAPS last month and was positive for cocaine.
However it somehow ended up on the shelves of the Dis-chem supermarket in Polokwane!
The brand is Coca Tea, and comes in a variety of flavours and names, including magic plant and cat’s claw!
My beautiful niece, Calleigh, and I on Monday 03 September 2012
Cousin Tammy, sister Julie, sister Chant, cousin Lauren, and me, at Liz’s house in Constantia, Cape Town
So, I have returned from my Cape Town holiday.
The attached photos were taken on Sunday 02 September 2012.
We left Hout Bay, went over Chapman’s Peak Drive, through Fish Hoek, then to Kommetjie.
There is a lovely place called Imhoff’s Gift (a farm which include wine tasting, cheese tasting, farm stalls, home made goods, and Camel Rides.