More than 80 people appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court this week in connection with a gang rape in Krugersdorp, but none of the accused has been directly linked to the rapes as yet.
Instead, they are being charged with being in the country illegally.
The case was postponed to 10 August, for an identity parade to be held.
Police took DNA samples from the accused - and the case is now a priority at the forensic laboratory.
This week, on The Story, we speak to News24 journalist Iavan Pijoos, who has been covering the case, and the director of DNA for Africa, Vanessa Lynch.
Listen here: https://www.news24.com/news24/video/southafrica/news/podcast-the-story-dna-evidence-crucial-in-krugersdorp-gang-rape-case-20220806