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SIU confirms Babita Deokaran, mowed down after dropping child at school, was a witness in the R332m PPE scandal

Minutes after dropping off her child at school on Monday, 53-year-old Babita Deokaran was shot outside her home in Johannesburg South in what police have said is likely to have been a hit. She died in hospital hours later. Special Investigating Unit (SIU) spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that she had been a witness in the investigation into the R332-million corrupt PPE deals in the department.