Home Affairs to take stern action over leaked document

 Home Affairs to take stern action over leaked document

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security says the recent leakage of confidential investigation document is receiving serious attention to ensure the personnel responsible are dealt with according to the law.

Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Public Relations Officer Nephas Chifuta said that the leaked document was issued by one of the Security wings to the Zambia Institute of Estate Agents.

Speaking in a statement, Mr Chifuta has described the leakage of the document as regrettable.

He also warned that unauthorised access to confidential or classified information and publishing the same constitutes a serious criminal offence punishable by law.

Mr Chifuta said personnel suspected to have leaked the document on social media have violated Section 49 Cyber security and Cyber Crimes Act Number two of 2021.

He said that the penalty attracts an imprisonment of not less than five years upon conviction.