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Western Cape forensic science lab purchases DNA processing equipment to aid with backlog

The police are making inroads in ensuring that the DNA backlog at the Plattekloof Forensic Science Laboratory is cleared.

A parliamentary written response by the former acting Community Safety MEC Anroux Marais to a question by then standing committee chairperson Reagen Allen revealed that the Western Cape FSL had purchased DNA processing equipment.

The two Genetic Analysers instruments for the CI lane System to the value of R4.5 million were expected to be delivered after April 20. However, questions to the police on whether the equipment was delivered remained unanswered.

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