Action Society

Action Society has submitted a complaint with the Office of the Public Protector to request the following matters be investigated urgently:

  1. the failure to deal with the backlog of DNA evidence in a sufficiently expeditious manner; and
  2. the failure to effectively manage and maintain the PCEM system.

The parties responsible which must be investigated are the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele; the DNA Oversight Board; the South African Police Service (SAPS); the State Information Technology Agency SOC Ltd (Sita); and President Cyril Ramaphosa. These parties have, through their inaction, or alternatively their unduly delayed and insufficient action, allowed this status quo to persist much longer than is acceptable.

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Action Society believes that the DNA Backlog has become a human rights violation which undermines South Africans' Constitutionally entrenched rights to equality, fair administrative action as well as access to courts. Add your voice to our Public Protector complaint:

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