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

The Gauteng government will appoint an independent forensic investigator to probe allegations relating to murdered Department of Health whistleblower Babita Deokaran.

Deokaran - a senior manager at the department - had been a critical witness for the Special Investigating Unit.

News24 previously reported she had provided evidence in more than 100 investigations relating to corruption within the department.

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