Hacking of SAPS' Website Will Affect
Drive to Garner More Whistleblowers

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