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DNA Backlog

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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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DNA BACKLOG: SAPS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL.

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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SABC News: Concerns over growing SAPS DNA backlog

“Advocacy group Action Society, has called for Cele’s head to roll due to poor performance. Spokesperson Elani van der Walt says the ever growing crisis is not getting the necessary attention from government.” View: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/concerns-over-growing-saps-dna-backlog/

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Radio 786: Just Delayed as DNA Backlog Stands at Over 300 000 | RADIO 786

Civil organisation Action Society believes that victims of violent crime are being neglected by the DNA Oversight Board. More than 300 000 cases are outstanding, with no end in sight to the crisis. The organisation has now called for an update on the backlog turnaround strategy. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/radio-786-100-4fm/just-delayed-as-dna-backlog-stands-at-over-300-000-radio-786

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News24: Over 300 000 untested DNA kits backlog GBV cases

The DNA backlog crisis has been delaying justice for those affected by violent crime and gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa with 300 000 outstanding cases. Read the full article: https://www.news24.com/witness/news/kzn/over-300-000-untested-dna-kits-backlog-gbv-cases-20210730

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW-ZI6-wjI4&ab_channel=eNCAeNUUS

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