WATCH | Where is protection for whistleblowers? - Deokaran family

Slain Gauteng Health Manager Babita Deokaran has been described as a strong, courageous woman who spoke out against wrongdoers. She was laid to rest in Phoenix, Durban today. Deokaran was gunned down outside her home on Monday in Johannesburg. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

PHOENIX - Where is the protection for whistleblowers? That's what Deokaran's family is asking.

They say an official with a rank as high as Babita Deokaran's should have been protected.

The slain Gauteng Health Manager is described as a strong, courageous woman who spoke out against wrongdoers.

READ: WATCH | Slain whistleblower's funeral service in Phoenix

She was laid to rest in Phoenix, Durban.

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the killing of Deokaran is not just a loss for Gauteng, but the entire country.

Deokaran's nephew read out a tribute from Zikalala at the funeral service.

A candlelight vigil will be held in Johannesburg for Babita Deokaran, who was murdered outside her home. The senior Gauteng Health official was a witness in a COVID-19 corruption case. #eNCA reporter Khayelihle Khumalo provides an update. Courtesy #DStv403

Deokaran was gunned down outside her home on Monday in Johannesburg.

She was a whistleblower in a PPE corruption investigation.

A separate candlelight vigil was held for Deokaran in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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eNCA

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