Editor's Note: Recent news has been focused on Dudu Myeni, and the Guptas, who have all managed to avoid appearing in front of the Parliamentary inquiry into State Capture.
A response to a tweet made by well-known author and columnist, Max du Preez, suggested that should people not be able to attend Parliament in person, technology has advanced enough to make their physical presence unnecessary.
While most of South Africa is up in arms, and Parliament is preparing to issue legal summonses to Myeni and the Guptas, the public have taken to Twitter to express their outrage at the flagrant disregard of the respect that should be given to one of the highest authorities in the country.
Max du Preez, posted a tweet stating that MPs are elected by the people, and are therefore accountable to the people, and to Parliament, Briefly.co.za learned.
While most agreed with him and responded that legal action should be taken, a very valid point was made to use technology to allow MPs to Skype through to Parliament.
Myeni's claim that she is too sick to travel to the Parliamentary inquiry in person, seems far-fetched on the basis of her appearing in a hotel having drinks with an unknown gentleman late last week.
Regardless, if she is too sick to travel, she's surely not too sick to log into Skype for her hearing.
As for the Guptas being out of the country, fortunately, Skype is an international platform, and with their background in computers, they must have access to the technology required to run it.
Perhaps Parliament should look at those options before beginning a lengthy legal summons.
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