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Police’s DNA testing ‘invalid because forensic lab not accredited’

Courts 9 months ago

The lawyers for nine men accused of a string of offences, including rape, also accused the police of tampering with the DNA evidence, in a bid to frame them.


10 Jan 2020
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Police’s DNA testing ‘invalid because forensic lab not accredited’

Lawyers for a gang of nine alleged rapists are hoping to get their clients off the hook by quashing the DNA evidence against them on the basis that the police forensic lab that processed it – the biggest in the country – is not properly certified with the South African National Accreditation System (Sanas). Arguments in the case against Thomas Tivane, Makamu Mapedje, Alex Mabuya, Boavida Chilengue, Cito Vicente Maguele, Jordan Marcmiano Bila, Antonio Joao Timbe, George Mabunda and Jeremias Alberto Sithole were heard in the High Court in Johannesburg yesterday. The men are accused of a raft of rapes...

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