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SAPS commit to 'zero backlog' by Nov. 2022

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is making slow progress in processing its backlog of DNA samples, having reduced outstanding cases by just 21% over the past five months.

South Africa's fight against gender-based violence and sexual assault is being undermined by SAPS' delay in processing DNA samples. The burgeoning backlog of cases continues to squeeze the brakes on the wheels of justice and further frustrate victims of violent crimes.

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