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Minister Bheki Cele Police Service Dept Budget Speech Highlights

Improvements in capacitating forensic science laboratories and gender based violence and femicide:

Honourable members, there is a progressive and significant down management of DNA backlog within the Forensic Science Laboratory to date.

The backlog has been reduced by 38.71% from 251 603 to 154 204. To this end, additional allocation of R50 million will support all Buccal Samples and Collection kits operations.

Meanwhile, another additional budget of R100 million will be allocated to provinces over and above baselines to support all programmes related to GBVF Action plans and FCS Unit resourcing including the Top 30 stations.

Continuous breakthrough in GBVF related crimes boosts public confidence in policing.

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