Wait, what?! It was recently revealed that Police Minister Bheki Cele spends R600 million a year on food and accommodation when he goes on official trips.
This would include visiting murder scenes of victims he chooses at his prerogative. Cele made it clear earlier this year that it is his own prerogative which funerals and crime scenes he attends.
Due to Cele’s mismanagement of the SAPS, the DNA backlog stands at more than 300 000 cases. While the DNA backlog continues, victims of violent crime and GBVF are not getting their day in court or the justice they deserve. At the Portfolio Committee on Police meeting on 24 August 2021, the SAPS confirmed that the DNA backlog will only be eradicated by 21 November 2022. This would mean that rape victims and families of murder victims could wait up to three years to get their day in court.
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