Was senior Gauteng Health official assassinated to protect corrupt people who steal from the poor?
24 August 2021
I am hugely concerned by the murder yesterday morning of senior Gauteng health official Babita Deokaran, who was one of the witnesses for the SIU investigation into the multi-million rand PPE scandal.
Deokaran was shot several times in her car as she entered her complex in Mondeor in south Johannesburg.
This looks like an assassination to prevent her giving key evidence in the PPE corruption, but I also suspect she uncovered more corruption when she served as acting Chief Finance Officer after the departure of the previous CFO Kabelo Lehloenya.
Deokaran was well-known as an honest and efficient official in a department rife with crooked people who think nothing of stealing money that is needed to fix our ailing hospitals.