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Babita Deokaran was a corruption whistleblower within the Gauteng Department of Health. She was assassinated in 2021.
Babita Deokaran was a corruption whistleblower within the Gauteng Department of Health. She was assassinated in 2021.
Rudi Louw

A Gauteng health department audit of Tembisa Hospital launched after Babita Deokaran red-flagged R850 million in dodgy payments was buried for more than a year - and recommendations for an urgent investigation were abandoned. 

Internal auditors found that hospital officials corrupted the procurement system and tampered with documents in order to channel contracts worth millions to companies which had been hand-picked to score big.

According to the confidential report filed in September last year, obtained by News24, auditors tested a random sample of just 18 individual payments – of 1 203 identified by Deokaran before her murder – and found that all were irregular. 

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