Telkom called for an investigation into an alleged leak of information from within ICASA, saying that Councillor William Stucke is alleged to be the source of the leak.
“Telkom would like to state that the matter regarding the alleged leak of information from within ICASA, as reported in Business Day on 3 August 2012, is of grave concern to the company,” Telkom said in a press statement.
According to the Business Day report, ICASA “called in the State Security Agency to investigate claims that one of its councillors had leaked confidential information to the industry”.
“Councillor William Stucke is alleged to have leaked findings and recommendations made by Icasa’s complaints and compliance committee on a matter between Telkom and Neotel to an industry body,” Business Day reported.
Telkom said that as a member of the industry regulated by ICASA, it is dismayed by a possible violation of due process which will unavoidably jeopardise the trust and confidence of the industry in the regulatory processes.
“Furthermore, as a party directly affected, Telkom would be appalled by the breach, particularly if it was committed by an ICASA councillor, as alleged. Telkom is investigating the implications of possible damage that it may suffer from the alleged conduct relating to the leak of confidential internal information if found to be true,” Telkom stated.
Telkom said that it expects that any person found responsible for such despicable conduct will be dealt with severely.
“Telkom is of the view that an in-depth investigation is imperative to restore a sound relationship between ICASA and the industry that will undoubtedly be compromised should the alleged conduct be proved,” Telkom stated.