Action Society, a non-profit civil rights organisation, said the NCOP adopted the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill, better known as the DNA or CO (convicted offenders) Bill, without any amendments.
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"President Ramaphosa must make haste in finally signing the DNA Bill into law. We are now just one step away from technically making South Africa a safer place against serial criminality," said director of community safety at Action Society, Ian Cameron. The organisation said according to DNAforAfrica, 96 785 violent crime offenders have been released on parole since 2016 without submitting a DNA sample.