NO EVIDENCE. NO CASE. NO JUSTICE.

Justice for victims of gender-based violence has been impossible for almost a year!

Vital evidence used to convict perpetrators of GBV is blocked from entering courtrooms, because the SAPS system used to capture and track DNA evidence is switched off

The ever-increasing backlog in DNA processing has left survivors, especially those of rape, with little hope that justice will be served.

116 WOMEN ARE  RAPED IN SOUTH AFRICA EVERY DAY

ONLY 9 OF THEIR ATTACKERS ARE EVER CONVICTED

OUR MISSION:

GET THE SYSTEM SWITCHED BACK ON

Rapists and murderers are not being convicted. They have free reign.

They can walk past their victim’s houses without fear of repersecution… Because SAPS has crippled the DNA evidence system and can not convict them for their crimes.

Tens of thousands of victims of brutal crimes and their families are in the dark, with no idea if or when they will get the justice they deserve.

This is unacceptable!

MEDIA

SowetanLIVE

National forensic lab’s dysfunction irks parly

IOL

Concerns raised over DNA backlog: 172 787 cases still to be..

Politicsweb

SAPS DNA case backlog explodes to 172 000

Times LIVE

Parliament demands urgent action on DNA testing backlog

All4Women

Shocking! Forensic evidence backlog stands at more than 170 000

News24

Forensic evidence backlog stands at more than 170 000, police committee ‘horrified’

IOL

Concern over DNA testing backlog at police lab

The Citizen

Saps’ forensic DNA system has been down since June 2020

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