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Hackers interrupt parliament meeting with porn, racial abuse

Speaker Thandi Modise says she does not want to be exposed again to the pornography and racial insults that disrupted a meeting of the National Assembly’s programming committee on Thursday morning.

Modise was singled out for verbal insults from hackers who screened graphic pornographic images at the start of the virtual meeting.

It later resumed without further problems, but Modise and shocked MPs do not want it to happen again.

MPs condemned the hacking of the meeting as “sick” and “disturbing” after racial insults were directed at Modise and pornographic images were shown.

Democratic Alliance chief whip Natasha Mazzone said: “Madam Speaker, I hope that you are alright, no-one should ever have to suffer that kind of abuse and my heart goes out to you especially, this morning.”

Mazzone also raised the efficiency of virtual committee meetings, referring to the collapse on Wednesday night of a joint meeting of Parliament’s Public Enterprises committees after ANC and Economic Freedom Fighters MPs started hurling insults at each other.

Modise told MPs that a meeting on the Zoom platform at Britain’s House of Commons had also been hacked.

“It is not only the South African Parliament that they have failed, that one in the UK has also been failed by Zoom. So, I am very sceptical of going back to Zoom, I must express that. I do not want to be exposed to what I was exposed to this morning, I do not think the country deserves that,” she said. – EWN

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