Action Society

Sep 2021

Press Release

Raped boy is neglected by the DNA oversight board

A 12-year-old boy who was raped and abused between 2013 and 2017 is one of thousands neglected by the DNA board due to non-performance. The alleged abuse and rape allegedly occurred from the time he was four years old until eight. “The DNA board management should be sacked. The secretary

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Press Release

Triple murder leaves SAPS overstretched

Action Society is disappointed that there have not yet been any arrests for the brutal murder of three young women in Khayelitsha on Sunday night. The three women aged 17, 20 and 21 were shot dead execution-style in Khayelitsha’s Block TT. The South African Police Service (SAPS) is severely understaffed

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Press Release

Time’s up Cyril – pass the Convicted Offender Bill

Action Society has instructed their attorneys to start preparing the court case against the Presidency, the Commissioner of Police, National Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Correctional Services, to demand that section 36D(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act No. 51 of 1977 be implemented. The organisation sent a letter

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News

The Citizen: DNA test backlog ‘delaying justice’

Over the weekend, Police Minister Bheki Cele visited several forensic laboratories and expressed concern over a backlog of about 240 000 DNA samples that needed to be analysed. Read more: https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/2630131/dna-test-backlog-delaying-justice/

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Press Release

How long before Cele sorts out the DNA backlog

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has eventually admitted that the SAPS messed up the management of forensic DNA samples linked to violent crime in South Africa. The big question is – when is he going to do something about it? Action Society says there’s been enough talk about the DNA

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Press Release

Accused in horrific Paarl murder case applies for bail

It was emotional scenes of bereaved and angry family members at the Paarl Magistrate’s Court today, as the accused in the brutal murder case of Siphokazi Booi brought a bail application. Members of the community protested peacefully in front of the court buildings, demanding that no bail be granted and

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Press Release

Action Society helps to bring some light in Lentegeur 

Action Society supplied new torches to the Missing Children’s Unit and the Community Policing Forum at the Lentegeur Police Station in Mitchells Plain, Western Cape (WC) today. This follows a plea from community members that they are in need of torches for their night patrols. These torches will also assist

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Press Release

Cele should be sacked with rape cops

“Is the SAPS above the law?”, is the simple question posed by Action Society’s Ian Cameron as Minister of police, Bheki Cele confirmed recently that more than 10 000 police officers, who are supposed to protect the public and uphold the constitution and the law, have been charged with murder,

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