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DNA Backlog

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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Murderers let off the hook by Ramaphosa & Cele without DNA-sampling.

Action Society instructed its attorneys who have sent a letter to the Presidency, the Commissioner of Police, National Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Correctional Services, to demand the urgent implementation of the Forensics Procedures Amendment Act that facilitates the creation and maintenance of a Convicted Offender Index in

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According to the South African Police Services (SAPS) the DNA backlog will only be eradicated by 21 November 2022. This was discussed on the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) parliamentary meeting held on 24 August 2021. “We agree with the questions raised by various members of the committee about the

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KykNet: “Polisieminister moet waai!”

‘n Gesloer met die toekenning van kontrakte het veroorsaak dat die polisie se forensiese afdeling landwyd ‘n agterstand met die verwerking van meer as 200 000 DNS-bewysstukke moet probeer uitwis. Kyk die volledige insetsel hier:

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IOL: Civil society groups slam Cele over denial of rape kits shortage

Cape Town – Civil society organisations have lambasted Police Minister Bheki Cele for his denial that there was a shortage of evidence collection kits, also known as “rape kits”, at police stations last year. Read more:

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IOL: Concern over DNA testing backlog at police lab

Cape Town – The Department of Community Safety said it was concerned over the backlogs in the processing of DNA by the police’s forensic science laboratory and the pressure this places on service delivery, particularly in resolving rape cases. Read more:

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