All data is securely backed up and recoverable, says inquiry secretary
19 April 2021 – 11: 43
The chairperson of the speak take hold of inquiry, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, has spoken out in opposition to the inquiry’s offices being shot at and broken into within the location of days.
Zondo mentioned he had bought a document remaining week that a bullet used to be fired at one of the windows of the inquiry’s offices at night time, and a bullet casing used to be came upon tomorrow.
On Sunday, the offices obtain been broken into and a computer monitor and pc obtain been stolen.
Zondo mentioned the incidents obtain been effect off for concern and doubtlessly an attempt to intimidate the work of the inquiry.
“We simply must content that if anyone is trying to intimidate the commission into now not doing its job effectively, they obtain to know the commission will now not be intimidated,” Zondo mentioned on Monday.
The commission is below stress to total its work by the live of June. Zondo used to be adamant the incidents will now not obtain a essential impression on its closing date.
“The ladies and men who take hold of this commission going day by day dedicate quite so much of additional hours within the evenings and over weekends and are very obvious that the work of the commission is completed,” he mentioned.
“I completely will now not be intimated by anyone into now not ending the work the plan it’ll easy be done. We are obvious to live what we are required to live and to live it effectively.”
While the motives for the two incidents obtain now not been established, Zondo mentioned he hoped the perpetrators would be held to legend.
“We hope the law enforcement companies will live their work and fetch people that are responsible for this and lift them to e book. I believed it’s necessary the nation can obtain to easy know we’re going to now not be going to be deterred within the work we are doing.”
Prof Itumeleng Mosala, secretary of the commission, provided more well-known factors about the incidents.
“On the weekend of April 10 and 11, a bullet used to be fired via a library window within the inquiry building. The bullet used to be came upon on the Monday morning on the ground of the library.
“For the duration of the final weekend, April 17 and 18, a burglary came about at the commission offices. The incident came about at some stage within the early morning hours on April 18. A computer and monitor obtain been stolen at some stage within the incident.”
Each issues obtain been reported at the Hillbrow police station.
The commission will prefer additional steps to acquire its safety systems beefed up, Mosala mentioned.
“The commission processes extremely well-known, confidential and continuously very soft data and information of their computer systems. For this reason, the commission used to be concerned about the burglary and theft of computer systems, as with every various assets of the commission.”
The work of the commission would now not be impacted by the rupture-in, he mentioned “The commission is ready to confirm that all data and information are securely backed up and recoverable.”
The inquiry is on Monday scheduled to hear proof from National Meeting speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces chair Amos Masondo. Within the evening, vitality minister Gwede Mantashe will continue his testimony.