Deokaran Murder: Mkhize either Witness or Suspect


Former Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize’s name has once again been brought into the fray in the Babita Deokaran murder case.

The state prosecutor, Steve Rubin said that Mkhize will be brought in either as a suspect or a witness.

The bail application of the six accused of murdering the health department whistleblower, has heard allegations of forced confessions, and abuse by police officers.

Their lawyer, Peter Wilkins told the Johannesburg Magistrates Court that Mkhize’s legal representatives had asked him for affidavits and certain information.

Mkhize previously said he was shocked to learn his name was dragged into the Deokaran murder case.

He also released a statement that attempted to reassure the victim’s family that he had nothing to do with the alleged PPE procurement irregularities which are believed to have driven Deokaran’s murder.

She was a witness in the Special Investigating Unit’s probe into Personal Protective Equipment tender fraud amounting to more than R300 million in the Gauteng Health Department.

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