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Call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to hasten the signing of DNA Bill

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has been called to hasten the signing into law of the Criminal Law (Forensics Procedure) Amendment Bill. This after the National Council of Provinces adopted the bill, known as the DNA Bill or CO (convicted offenders) Bill without amendments, which is one step closer to being signed into law.

When passed, the act will compel the government to take DNA samples of Schedule 8 offenders and add them to the convicted offenders’ database before the said offenders are released on parole.

Schedule 8 offences include murder, rape, serious assault, theft, kidnapping and public violence.

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