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SA Crimefighters Getting On The DNA Bandwagon

A bill focused on making it easier to track and trace violent offenders in South Africa is up for processing.

The Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2021 was just approved for processing in parliament by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet.

Basically, if approved, it will mean that offenders convicted of schedule 8 criminal offences will be required to provide DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) samples to assist in ‘forensic procedures’ and the fight against crime in the country.

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