Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
4 Oct 2021
5:45 am

Babita Deokaran’s alleged killers’ bail to be heard in camera?

Bernadette Wicks

The state intends to bring an application to have portions of the bail proceedings held behind closed doors.

Six suspects appear for bail application at Johannesburg Magistrates Court, 13 September 2021, for the murder of whistleblower, Babita Deokaran. Deokaran was killed outside her home in August. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The state will be moving to have portions of Babita Deokaran’s alleged killers’ bail bid heard in camera as the case heads back to court tomorrow. This was revealed in the Johannesburg Regional Court on Friday, when the six accused in the case made another appearance in the dock. Their bail application had been scheduled to kick off on Friday, but wound up being postponed to next week because the recording system was not working. Before it was postponed, though, advocate Steven Rubin told the court the state now intended bringing an application to have portions of the bail proceedings...