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DNA delays fail teen victim

DNA for Africa’s regional director, Vanessa Lynch, was quoted in the Sunday Times, calling for accountability and transparency. “We need a publicly accessible dashboard, which shows what the police are doing on a daily basis to address the backlog,” she says.

“We constantly get told about what is being done, but what we need to see is action. Cele told parliament they have implemented a turnaround strategy, which includes R250m worth of funding released in November, the appointment of a new divisional commissioner, the promotion of 127 people to critical posts and the awarding of tenders for consumable supplies to process DNA samples, among other steps.”

We need #DNAforChange #letstalkbacklog

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