Police Minister Stuart Nash said he understood the frustration of family members who wanted their loved ones' remains returned but said recovery teams had no choice but to wait.
Only one lawmaker from the 120 that sit in New Zealand's Parliament voted against the legislation in a bipartisan display of unity.
Police Minister Stuart Nash said that if lawmakers pass the bill as expected, the new law will take effect April 12, less than a month after the March 15 terror attacks.
The failure of the country's police to properly investigate incidents of rape means that less than 10 percent of cases result in a conviction.
A 20-year-old South African model has accused President Mugabe's wife of attacking her at a hotel in Johannesburg. The first lady failed to turn herself in to face charges of assaulting the model.
South African parliament will discuss opposition motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma
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