Carte Blanche, DNA Analysis Backlog Delays Justice

https://m-net.dstv.com/show/carte-blanche/season/33/videos/dna-analysis-backlog-delays-justice/video

Front Page News: Cape Argus Friday Mar 19, 2021, Cape Town


From murder to rape to armed robberies – DNA analysis is the key to solving violent crimes. Its success is virtually guaranteed where swift analysis and prosecution come together to mete out justice. Over decades, South Africa has painstakingly built up the capacity, technology and expertise to be able to analyse DNA. And yet, not a single DNA sample taken from crime scenes in the first two months of this year has been finalised by the Forensic Science Laboratory. Carte Blanche investigates how justice is not only delayed but seems to be denied for crime survivors as investigations and prosecutions grind to a halt.


Front Page News: Cape Argus Friday Mar 19, 2021, Cape Townhttps://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/lobby-group-tackles-cops-over-dna-backlog-78773e4d-6d24-45fc-8efa-4968298e1a67