Babita Deokaran’s killers stalked her for over a month - Reports

Deokaran, who was a witness in Gauteng's personal protective equipment (PPE) corruption scandal, was gunned down outside her house last Monday after dropping her daughter off at school.

FILE: Babita Deokaran. Picture: Keep The Energy/Facebook

JOHANNESBURG – New details have emerged about the murder of Gauteng health official Babita Deokaran on Sunday.

The Sunday Times has revealed that her alleged killers stalked her for more than a month.

Deokaran, who was a witness in Gauteng's personal protective equipment (PPE) corruption scandal, was gunned down outside her house last Monday after dropping her daughter off at school.

Three days after the hit, police managed to nab the seven men from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) for the crime.

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It's being reported that the hitmen used high-end technology in an attempt to cover their tracks – including remotely disabling cameras at a petrol station close to the scene of the shooting.

It’s also believed that the masterminds forked out millions for her assassination, which led to questions around the safety of whistle-blowers and public servants in the country.

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The newspaper has quoted a source as saying that the killers were brought from KZN for this particular hit.

The suspects between the ages of 24 and 31 will appear in court on Monday morning.

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