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Action Society launch Justice Fund for legal battle against Cele & Ramaphosa for failing to sign the Convicted Offenders Bill

The Action Society Justice Fund was launched this month to assist in the civil rights organisation’s High Court application aimed at forcing Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Convicted Offenders Bill (CO Bill). “These legal proceedings are necessary due to Bheki Cele’s constant failure to bring the CO Bill to parliament.

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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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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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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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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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