Over a year’s delay in DNA tests for grieving Georgedale family

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Family are still waiting on the SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory to identify the burnt body of Jabulani Mhlongo from KwaDambuza after more than a year.
Family are still waiting on the SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory to identify the burnt body of Jabulani Mhlongo from KwaDambuza after more than a year.
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A national DNA case backlog has left a Georgedale family in distress as police have not released the body of their family member. The man died in a fire more than a year ago.

On March 27 last year, a day after the country went into hard lockdown, a fire broke out at night inside a one-room house KwaDambuza.

Neighbours said all they heard was screaming and when the fire was eventually put out, Jabulani Mhlongo (50) and his girlfriend, Nomusa Msane, were found to have been burnt to death.

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