Parliament meeting hacked: Porn and insults aimed at Thandi Modise

Parliament meeting hacked: Porn and insults aimed at Thandi Modise

- In a shocking incident, the National Assembly's programming committee's meeting was hacked on Thursday morning

- The hacker used pornographic images and hurled racial abuse at speaker Thandi Modise

- Luckily, the meeting was able to take place at a later time and on a new link

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The National Assembly programming committee's Zoom meeting was hacked and flooded with pornographic images on Thursday morning.

TimesLIVE reports that the suspect had hurled racially charged insults at National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise.

The meeting, scheduled for 9am, had just gotten underway when the graphic images appeared on the screen.

Democratic Alliance chief whip Natasha Mazzone had been proposing and agenda item to discuss how Parliament's virtual meetings take place when the hacker took over.

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A shocked Modise had exclaimed that she had suspected similar incidents would take place.

"This is exactly what I said about Zoom!"

Politicians in attendance had signalled their dismay over the incident, with everyone wondering what the next course of action should be.

During the last few seconds of the virtual meeting, a man could be heard insulting Modise. His comments were repeated, both sexually and racially offensive in nature.

Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapho confirmed the incident, saying that arrangements had been made to set up a new meeting.

The meeting was thankfully allowed to continue after a new link was established - this time hacker-free.

Briefly.co.za reported that a similar incident had taken place in Gauteng where two motorists involved in a minor accident had been involved in an altercation.

One woman, an elderly white lady, had hurled racial abuse at the other motorist, including using the notorious and offensive k-word.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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