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The backlog of more than 280,000 cases at the SA Police Service (SAPS) forensic laboratories has been a “nightmare” for everyone relying on their services, police minister Bheki Cele conceded in parliament on Tuesday.

He apologised to all victims of crime “for the pain and anguish these delays have caused” and said the backlog is “unacceptable” and gave assurance that the problem is being addressed...

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