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Tracy Lee Stark
Photographer and Multimedia Producer
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6 Sep 2021
12:55 pm

WATCH: Bikers for whistleblowers lay wreath outside Babita Deokaran’s house

Tracy Lee Stark

Deokaran was among the SIU’s witnesses into its investigations into contentious multimillion-rand PPE tenders in Gauteng.

Bikers for whistleblowers lay a wreath outside the house of Babita Deokaran, 5 September 2021. Deokaran, who was a senior finance official at the Gauteng health department, was gunned down last week Monday outside her complex in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, shortly after dropping off her child at school. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Deokaran, who was a senior finance official at the Gauteng health department, was gunned down outside her complex in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, shortly after dropping off her child at school. 

She succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

Deokaran was among the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU’s) witnesses into its investigations into contentious multimillion-rand personal protective equipment tenders in Gauteng.

The suspects are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The charge of attempted murder relates to a domestic worker who was with Deokaran at the time of her shooting.

Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Carol Mulamu previously confirmed that the witness was in a safe house.

Their case was adjourned to 13 September 2021 for a formal bail application.

Additional reporting by Molefe Seeletsa

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