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Police Portfolio Committee turns back on rape victims with no urgency to implement CO Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Police has once again postponed the adoption of the Committee report on the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill without any reason or new date indicated.

Action Society finds the cancellation of this meeting very disappointing. “By postponing the meeting once again, rapists will still get released without their DNA samples being taken. They are free to continue raping with no fear of being traced in future or of being linked to previous crimes. Thousands of cases are not resolved, and cold cases cannot be finalised. It seems that government has no urgent resolve or political will to protect the innocent women and children of South Africa,” commented Ian Cameron, Director of Community Safety at Action Society.

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