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Nearly 100 000 violent criminals freed without DNA-sampling

Action Society has given Ramaphosa and the security cluster until 20 September to comply with demands, or face legal action.

Some 96 785 violent convicted criminals (schedule eight offenders) have been released on parole since 2016, without submitting DNA samples.

Civil rights organisation Action Society’s said its attorneys have sent a letter to the Presidency and leaders in the security cluster demanding the urgent implementation of the Forensics Procedures Amendment Act.

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