Eyewitness News reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele has conceded the SAPS messed up the management of forensic DNA samples linked to violent crime in South Africa.
Redi Tlhabi commented on the tweet, “Sometimes, I think they really hate us. And there'll be no accountability. Make an earth-shattering admission and carry on like it's nothing. This would cause ripples in other countries..but ke Siyaqhuba!“
A policeman shot and killed a young man -a breadwinner- in Mokgoopong. Almost two years later, no one has come back to the mother. Not even IPID. All waiting for 'forensic tests' in the SAPS lab.
That’s exactly the problem we have, zero accountability at any level of government….. officials can say and admit to anything because they know zero consequences….and they have zero shame either.
If you ever wondered how we ended up with a backlog of 240 000 DNA samples in the first place, understand that it's the same Minister who said that if people were caught with cigarettes during lockdown, they'd be required to produce a receipt.
Thank you and goodnight.
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