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Letter of Demand issued to Presidency to take DNA samples from Convicted Offenders

Cape Town - Police forensics needs to be urgently tackled if justice for rape survivors is to be more than routine lips service come Women’s Month, warn women’s groups and civil society.

On Friday, Action Society instructed its attorneys who have sent a letter to the Presidency, the Commissioner of Police, National Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Correctional Services, to demand the urgent implementation of the Forensics Procedures Amendment Act that facilitates the creation and maintenance of a Convicted Offender Index in the National Forensic DNA Database (NFDD).

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