South African parliament video call hacked with porn

All South Africa’s parliaments are closed to curb the spread of coronavirus (Photo: Online Radio)

In case you were wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in a virtual parliamentary meeting…wonder no more. South Africa’s virtual sitting of parliament on Thursday was disrupted by hackers who flooded the video call with pornographic images.

The hackers also hurled racial and sexual insults at the meeting’s chairwoman, Thandi Modise, who is the speaker of the National Assembly.

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Thandi Modise, speaker of the National Assembly (Photo: Time Magazine)

Of course you can imagine just how shocked Modise was. She said she had warned earlier about using the virtual meetings platform Zoom for the meeting.

But the meeting did continue using a different link.

South Africa’s parliament is closed and all its meetings are currently held by video conference calls as the country remains under strict lockdown restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.