top of page

If we don't see a zero DNA backlog in Jan, it'll be quickly apparent

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the forensic DNA analysis backlog in the country has been reduced from 240 000 to 71 000 cases. Lester Kiewit spoke to founder of the DNA Project, Vanessa Lynch about this statement and what needs to happen with forensic testing.

This DNA analysis backlog, allegedly caused by administrative issues, has made it extremely difficult for victims to receive justice for crimes against them.

Lynch said that the numbers do seem to be confusing, especially considering that there are only two operational forensic laboratories.

She added that there should be more transparency and authenticity with the meaning of the figures that have been expressed, as it will be exposed quickly if that is not an accurate representation.

Listen here:

bottom of page