Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Western Cape Forensic Laboratory to receive donation

By Anele Siwa
28 November 2007

The DNA Project handed over DNA Profiling Equipment worth more than R200 000 to the Western Cape Forensic Laboratory on Wednesday.

The reason for the handover is to increase the efficiency of the laboratory.

“The money raised by the organisation was used to buy the equipment as the laboratory often faces financial restrictions,” says the project Director, Venessa Lynch.

“This equipment is going to help provide as much as possible to the forensic Science Laboratory in South Africa in order to develop and expand the National DNA Criminal Intelligence to the point where it provides a conclusive form of evidence to prosecute serious offenders,” says Lynch.

The Head of the Biology Unity in the Western Cape Superintended Mafiki Maluleke agreed that they received the DNA Profiling equipment from the DNA Project. “We are still waiting for delivery from overseas for some of the equipment,” he added.

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