Adriaan Basson | No ANC tears for Babita Deokaran

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Demonstrators in support of Babita Deokaran outside the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, where six alleged hitmen appeared.
Demonstrators in support of Babita Deokaran outside the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, where six alleged hitmen appeared.
Alfonso Nqunjana, News24

The silence of the ANC and the Gauteng provincial government in the wake of News24's explosive revelations about Babita Deokaran's death has been deafening, writes Adriaan Basson. 

It was reassuring to see ANC leaders mourning the horrific rape of eight women on a mine dump in Krugersdorp at the governing party's policy conference over the weekend. It shows that some ANC leaders still have hearts and are deeply affected by the social ills, of which there are many, in our beloved country.

As I saw the ANC leaders being visibly emotional about this terrible case, I wondered if any tears were shed for Babita Deokaran in any of the closed sessions during which the party discussed ways to rescue the organisation from political oblivion.

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