Meet the fierce crime fighter
When Vanessa Lynch’s father was brutally murdered in 2004, she made it her duty to help educate South Africans about the vital role DNA can play in convicting criminals.
The DNA Project has made a profound impact. As a result of her tireless work, the DNA Bill was approved in 2013, establishing a national database for collecting forensic DNA profiles from convicted criminals.
Vanessa relays the tragedy that inspired her to ensure better conviction of dangerous criminals – and a safer SA.