The Social Development MEC in KwaZulu-Natal, Nonhlanhla Khoza’s Facebook account was hacked and is being used to allegedly defraud people of money for municipal jobs, her office confirmed.
Her office says the MEC’s account has been hacked on Thursday evening.
The hacker is said to be demanding for cash in exchange for work in the municipality.
“I find the actions of the hackers reprehensible. Their only aim is to cause harm to my reputation. I will not go around promising people jobs in the municipality, asking for their details to be inboxed and sent to a WhatsApp number,” said the MEC.
She has since said that she asked IT specialists to investigate the matter as well as to strengthen cyber security around her social media accounts.
“We urge anyone who has been deliberately misled to disregard the scam and report its purveyors to the law enforcement,” Khoza added.