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36 000 outstanding sexual offence cases in the Western Cape thanks to DNA backlog

A staggering 36 647 sexual offence cases are outstanding in the Western Cape, as a result of the DNA backlog.

The DA’s Reagen Allen and Gillion Bosman, at a digital conference on Wednesday, warned of the increasing DNA backlog relating to gender-based violence cases at police forensic labs.

Bosman, DA Western Cape spokesperson for social development, said he submitted a dossier to the president’s national council on gender-based violence.

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