BusinessTech: New DNA laws for South Africa – how they work

The move has been welcomed by civil society organisation Action Society, which it says will assist in addressing cold cases, and should see an increase in successful prosecutions.

“DNA remains the most effective crime-fighting tool. The sampling of schedule 8 arrestees will make a huge impact in solving cold cases, identifying repeat offenders and assisting in successful prosecutions of rapists and murderers,” said spokesperson Elanie van der Walt.

“The South African Police Service (SAPS) will have to ensure that their stations are equipped with the necessary consumables to do the sampling and police members must urgently receive training in order for this legislation to have a positive impact in the fight against violent crime, especially gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), in our country.”

https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/559744/new-dna-laws-for-south-africa-how-they-work/

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