South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has admitted that the police’s forensic case backlog – which now stands at 208 291 cases, 82 000 of them GBV cases, is giving them sleepless nights. This, News24 reports, comes after the police failed to process a single forensic DNA exhibit in January and February due to a lack of consumables. Answering questions in parliament, Cele said they want to have normalcy within 18 months, and that to this end they are looking at increasing the staff complement, seeking more funding, and signing contracts for consumables for two to three years.