Covid-19 update: Parliament meeting hacked, ANC comrade busted

Covid-19 update: Parliament meeting hacked, ANC comrade busted

On Thursday a Parliamentary meeting was disrupted when hackers took over and flooded politicians with pornographic images. Briefly.co.za explores the latest stories as the nation continues to endure the coronavirus lockdown.

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Politicians taking part in a Parliamentary meeting on Thursday morning got more than they bargained for when hackers took over the briefing.

Briefly.co.za explores that top updates as Covid-19 remains a serious issue in Mzansi.

1. Parliament meeting hacked: Porn and insults aimed at Thandi Modise

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.

2. ANC member arrested for eating food parcels and drinking alcohol

An ANC member has been arrested for allegedly stealing food parcels and drinking expensive alcohol.

A video of the yet-to-be-identified man screaming and protesting his arrest has since been shared on social media.

Former Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, shared the video and weighed in on the situation, saying:

"Well done to this JMPD officer. I hope this ANC cadre rots in jail! We are not respected, fellow South Africans. While we adhere to regulations, with families starving and businesses suffering, they are chowing food parcels, sipping 18-year Glenfiddich."

The video went viral on social media and South Africans shared their thoughts in the comment section of the post. Suffice it to say, many were not impressed.

3. Covid-19: Minister Motshekga warns schools against opening early

The Department of Education has called on South African schools to adhere to regulations and refrain from opening early.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the department cautioned against schools making their own decisions amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

"The Department of Basic Education has warned all schools against the premature reopening of schools. The department has become aware that some independent and public schools are already preparing to reopen much earlier and even receive learners ahead of the schedule announced by Minister Angie Motshekga."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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