Babita Deokaran murder-denounced says he was beaten, forced by police into embroiling Zweli Mkhize
CAPE TOWN – One of the men blamed for killing senior Gauteng Health official and defilement informant Babita Deokaran has apparently asserted that he was beaten and pressured by police into ensnaring previous wellbeing priest Zweli Mkhize.
The blamed, Phakamani Hadebe, Zita Hadebe, Nhlangano Ndlovu, Sanele Mbele, Siphiwe Mazibuko, and Phakanyiswa Dladla showed up in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court yesterday, to apply for bail.
Deokaran – who was gunned down external her Winchester Hills home, in Joburg on August 23 – was a key informant in an examination concerning dodgy individual defensive hardware (PPE) contracts in Gauteng.
Hadebe's attorney, Advocate Peter Wilkins clarified how his cross examination lead to a "bogus admission" embroiling Mkhize in the homicide.
In his affirmation, Hadebe said after he was captured he was taken to Turffontein Racecourse where he was placed in a disconnected where blows and an attack followed as he was told about somebody who was killed a couple of days earlier in Mondeor.
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The Citizen revealed that highlighting an indicated admission Hadebe made at that point – which the State has redacted the detail involving Mkhize as the brains.
In court, Hadebe denied any association saying he was pressured into involving the previous pastor, as indicated by reports, adding that he has never met Mkhize.
The six men deal with indictments of homicide, connivance to submit murder, ownership of unlicensed guns and ammo and an extra charge of endeavored murder identifying with Deokaran's homegrown aide.
As per the Daily Maverick, the State battles that the men planned to kill Deokaren, for which they were paid R400 000 each.
The bail application resumes on Friday.
Deokaran was shot a few times outside her Joburg-south, Mondeor, home subsequent to dropping off her youngster at school on August 23.
The division said Deokaran kicked the bucket in medical clinic a few hours after the shooting. Her family accepts her killing was a hit.
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