24 May 2013
The IFP is extremely disturbed by the hacking
of South African Police Services' (SAPS) website which has
resulted in confidential information being leaked to the public.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr. Velaphi Ndlovu said, "There
seems to be large scale negligence and incompetence from SAPS
officials regarding this issue. Confidential information should
never be left on unsecured servers. This is unacceptable and SAPS
must take full responsibility for this negligence that has
placed thousands of whistleblowers' lives at risk."
Ndlovu continued, "This situation will affect
the South Africa Police Services' quest in trying to get the
public to assist them by 'whistleblowing' on criminal activities
in their areas."
The IFP trusts that the website in which the
whistleblowers information was dumped by hackers will be shut
down immediately. The hackers must be caught and prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law.
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Police Mr.
Velaphi Ndlovu, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252