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Cape Town - In a “travesty” that has particularly grave implications for the safety and security of women, the Western Cape has a backlog of 27 989 Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) cases at the police’s forensic labs, which includes delays in DNA analysis.

In a report under the review period of April 2021 to August 19 presented by the police ministry to the Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police, it was highlighted that there was a total of 90 201 backlogs, of which the Western Cape follows Gauteng with 53 327 cases.

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