DNA tracking to assist in Ipeleng Moholane case

It’s hoped new DNA tracking technology will help find those who killed the 19-year-old.

Ipeleng Moholane. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - As police search for the killers of Ipeleng Moholane, it's hoped new DNA tracking technology will help find those who committed the crime much faster.

At the beginning of this year, Parliament mandated the creation of a new DNA database but there are only two forensic laboratories in the country, causing major backlogs.

Moholane's disfigured body was found in a veld in the Tembisa township after she went missing more than a week ago.

DNA project director Vanessa Lynch says, "I think going forward we need more capacity in the country. That for me is where we could possibly run into trouble."