Nhleko condemns fake Facebook account

2016-11-15 18:03
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. (Jenni Evans, News24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Durban - Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Tuesday said he was considering taking legal action after a Facebook account was set up in his name.

The account, under Nhleko’s full names, Nkosinathi Nhleko, had pictures of him with police officers. It appeared to have been removed.

“I wish to categorically distance myself from the Facebook account and regard the fraudulent use of my name and pictures as a serious violation of my individual rights. This act must be condemned in the strongest terms possible. For the record, I have never been on social media and have no intention to do so in the near future.”

Nhleko said he would not take the matter lightly. The incident should serve as a warning to all South Africans about the dark world of internet fraud and increases in cybercrimes globally, he said.

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