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Babita Deokaran’s murder case postponed to August 22

The case against six men accused of the murder of whistleblower Babita Deokaran has been postponed to August 22 in the High Court in Johannesburg. This is to allow for a plea agreement to be finalised. Deokaran was shot and killed outside her home in Winchester Hills, south of Johannesburg, in August 2021.

She was a senior finance official in the Gauteng Health Department. At the time of her murder, she had flagged suspicious payments worth R850 million to various companies.

The six men are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. They were arrested and charged with Deokaran’s murder in the days following her death.

However, it is believed they were hired to conduct the hit. Her family and civil rights organisation continues to call for justice.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert to return to South Africa

It’s been two years since Princess Charlene stepped onto a plane and left the country she called home for several months.

 

Now, in better health and higher spirits, the Monaco royal is returning to South Africa with her husband Prince Albert for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa’s inaugural Water Bike Challenge. Read more