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Babita Deokaran’s alleged killers to spend Xmas, New Year in jail after bail is denied

Pretoria – The six men arrested for the brutal murder of Gauteng fitness department authentic and anti-corruption whistle-blower Babita Deokaran have been on Monday denied bail when they regarded before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

Bail has been denied for the six men arrested for the murder of Gauteng health official Babita Deokaran. File Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency(ANA)

”The following order is made … applicant one, two, three, four, five, and 6’s software to be launched on bail is brushed off,” Sibanyoni examine out the verdict to the accused guys.

The magistrate in advance highlighted that the six guys recognize that they stand to be jailed for a very long time, and that would purpose them to abscond if released on bail.

Last month, recommend Peter Wilkins, recommend for Phakamani Hadebe, Zitha Hadebe, Sanele Mbele, Nhlangano Ndlovu, Siphiwe Mazibuko and Phakanyiswa Dladla, exact a myriad of grounds, pleading for his customers’ release.

His number one submission changed into that the State’s case in opposition to the six guys turned into inconclusive.


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Wilkins recounted that the State’s case protected a confession by means of Phakamani Hadebe, which he now contested.

Hadebe maintained that he was brutalised to make this confession. The confession additionally implicated former health minister Zweli Mkhize in Deokaran’s cold-blooded homicide.

Wilkins informed the courtroom that Hadebe was informed by using police who tortured him to implicate Mkhize.

Deokaran became ambushed and gunned down outside her Winchester Hills domestic months in the past. She had reportedly just back from losing her infant at faculty.

Her killing turned into suspected to be linked to her function inside the investigation into dodgy personal shielding equipment (PPE) contracts in Gauteng. She became reportedly a key witness.

The State believed it had a tight case against the six aBabita Deokaran’s alleged killers to spend Xmas, New Year in jail after bail is denied ( adverse their bail.


Advocate Steve Rubin, the State prosecutor, submitted that the accused had no longer delivered brilliant grounds to necessitate their launch on bail.

“The State’s respectful submission is that each one six … didn't display extraordinary circumstance

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