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DNA Analysis Backlog being prioritised, says Top Cop Masemola

Newly-appointed national police commissioner General Sehlahle Masemola on Monday said that the DNA backlog was being prioritised and that more people had been employed to help reduce it.

At the end of 2021, Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed that the DNA analysis backlog in the country stood at over 24,000 samples that were yet to be processed.

Cele recently told the media that the forensic sciences laboratories pile-up would be cleared in six months while the newly-appointed top cop said that everything was being done to ensure there was never a repeat of the situation.

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