Dec 9, 2021

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Deokaran murder accused bail bid postponed due to water outage at court

A water shortage in the Johannesburg District Court on Friday postponed bail applications for six men accused of killing Babita Deokaran from the Gauteng Health Department.

Due to hygiene issues related to the Water The prisoners awaiting trial had to be returned to prison.

The bail application from Phakamani Hadebe, Zitha Radebe, Phinda Ndlovu, Sanele Mbhele, Siphiwe Mazibuko and Siphakanyiswa Dladla will continue to be heard on November 30th.


Deokaran was killed outside her home south of Johannesburg in August.

She was instrumental in investigating alleged corruption in relation to the department’s procurement of personal protective equipment against Covid-19 Whistle.

The six had requested bail, but the state has spoken out against their requests.

When the request was heard earlier this month, Prosecutor Stev read out e Rubin issued an affidavit filed by an investigative officer in which he argued that, among other things, the kingpin a The masterminds who ordered the hit were still at large trying to kill the accused.

The state said the release of the six on bail could also disturb public order.

During the bail request earlier this month, Hadebe dropped a bomb in his affidavit claiming he was tortured by police has been to admit that former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize ordered a strike against Deokaran.

Mkhize responded with a statement saying he was shocked that his “name was related to the case of men arrested in the murder was involved ”.