Since 2016, South African government has released almost 100,000 Schedule 8 offenders from prison without their DNA samples being recorded on the National Forensic Database.
WHY? Bheki Cele refuses to bring the Convicted Offender Amendment Bill to Parliament
The rights of millions of South Africans have been jeopardised by the government's failure to pass the four-year-old bill that would have compelled police to take DNA samples from violent criminals before they were paroled.
According to the view of activists and politicians in the wake of justice and security minister Ronald Lamola's admission before parliament on Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 that 96,875 prisoners, jailed for Schedule 8 offences, had been released since 2016 without their DNA being taken.
Schedule 8 offences under the terms of the Criminal Procedure Act include; violent crimes such as murder, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, culpable homicide and robbery.
Releasing convicted offenders from prison without first taking samples of their DNA and adding it to the national database effectively gave them more rights than the rest of South Africa's population, said Vanessa Lynch, regional director of DNA for Africa.
This is ANOTHER huge fail by the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to bring the Convicted Offender Amendment Bill (CO Bill) to Parliament.
*FREE South Africans from ANC government* FREEDOM, break the chains that bind. VOTE but vote strategically and not for the ANC, EFF or their pals.
SOUTH AFRICANS DESERVE BETTER.