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Councillor's laptop tested for child porn

2012-05-08 11:07

Cape Town - Police have confiscated the laptop used by a Western Cape DA councillor to establish whether he had loaded child pornography on it, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Captain Mzikayise Moloi said the Swellendam council-owned laptop had been sent for tests.

The ANC laid a charge against the councillor on May 2, and asked the municipality to investigate claims that he watched child pornography at work.

"We are waiting for the outcome of the tests. There is an allegation that he loaded child pornography on the laptop, that is why the laptop has been seized," Moloi was quoted as saying.

The ANC last week claimed the allegations against the councillor had been reported to the council speaker and senior DA office-bearers, but that no action had been taken.

"Instead, the DA has been trying its utmost to sweep this sex scandal under the carpet," it claimed.

Themba Thebele, Overberg region ANC secretary said on Monday that despite several request for action to be taken against the councillor, municipal authorities had done nothing.

Swellendam mayor Nicholas Myburgh said the speaker's office was investigating the matter.

"[The councillor] will also get an opportunity to present his side," Myburgh said.

He said the councillor was still at work.

Comments
  • Piet - 2012-05-08 11:12

    Now they have to dig for stuff to make the DA look bad in the media....

      brytzishiri - 2012-05-08 11:17

      So u think everything about the DA is perfect ? wake up bro

      Piet - 2012-05-08 11:22

      Do not think everything is good but the ANC is surely scraping the barrel on this....

      Alan - 2012-05-08 12:14

      I disagree - no matter if he is DA or ANC - if he is guilty, he must be brought to book. We desperately need clean politicians in SA. Fullstop.

  • Nigel - 2012-05-08 11:13

    check for sabotage by the corrupt ANC

      Junebugg - 2012-05-08 12:34

      tltltltltltltltlt watching porn is a "sex scandal" in South Africa..Geez my sex scandals are endless

  • Kala - 2012-05-08 11:15

    The ANC have the biggest broom and the largest carpet. The can give tips on how to sweep matters under the carpet. If there is child porn on the lap top then fair enough, lock the councillor away. If there isn't then I hope some one sues the crap out of the ANC.

  • Steven - 2012-05-08 11:16

    What a stupid headline. How do you "test" for child porn? Should have rather said, laptop checked for child porn. "Tested", *shakes head in disappointment*

  • Vicker - 2012-05-08 11:16

    Indeed investigate him, and if found to be true then prosecute him accordingly. HOWEVER - one must ask the question: Why was Zuma's "alleged" rape matter swept under the carpet? Double standard much, ANC???

      sabongam - 2012-05-08 11:59

      @Vicker - the "alleged" rape case was dismissed by the High Court, in fact it happened on this very day, the 8th of May 2006...Judge Willem van der Merwe ruled that the sexual act was consensual. To set the record straight - JZ was acquitted and not that the matter was swept under the carpet as you've put it... Let's at least base our criticism on facts, otherwise it makes our criticism sound like sour grapes...No matter who we are criticising as citizens.

      shandukane.moshatana - 2012-05-08 12:22

      this is not about zuma atleast he watches adult bonking not kids..he is not guilty they say hahahahahaha he must be with silebi in prison

      Anton - 2012-05-08 12:37

      mashandu.....you are such an idiot....

      Lerato - 2012-05-08 13:06

      @Vicker, Zuma was found not guilty by the court of law. Why are you protecting this child porn so much?

      Brett - 2012-05-08 15:04

      @sabongam aquitted is the same as swept under the carpet in ANC speak.

      Raai.wie - 2012-05-09 18:02

      @lerato, that's not true. He never faced the music. He must be tried to be proven not guilty.

  • Ngwana - 2012-05-08 11:20

    We should be focusing more on service delivery!!!

      Piet - 2012-05-08 11:22

      No Vote for the ANC, they like controversy much more than work!!!!

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-08 11:26

    Appalling behaviour if Kiddie Porn is found on this Lappie, Interesting to see the DA stance on this item,,

      Piet - 2012-05-08 11:30

      Arent you happy that we have one negative story about one DA councillor on News24. You should break out the champagne and caviar!

      Anton - 2012-05-08 12:38

      IF......

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-08 12:46

      If found guilty the DA WILL respond, until then he should be given the benefit of doubt, innocent UNTIL proven guilty..

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-08 12:53

      Yes definitely IF as these charged are alleged. However IF Kiddie porn is found on the laptop then dropping this pervert off the chummed waters off kaapstad must be his next trip. Yes in my Humble opinion,he is a pervert for watching Porn.

  • Jackle - 2012-05-08 11:26

    My question is how did the ANC know about it???? Did they watch it as well or did they recognise his chatroom name.. LOL

      Nosiphom - 2012-05-08 11:57

      Yes they were part of the audience, otherwise they would not have known. Lets wait for the results of the investigation though.

      Peter - 2012-05-08 14:14

      That was my first thought also. What is that old saying about glass houses and all?

  • Ditiro - 2012-05-08 11:28

    child porn nogaal and the DA supporter want to protect and act as if this is nothing by diverting attention to anc corruption where clearly this articles is not about anc corruption but a pervet DA person and ohhh ANC has its own perverts but this one was caught lets concentrate on him, we still are not South Africans we are DA supporters and ANC supporters

      Peter - 2012-05-08 11:55

      @Ditiro innocent until proven guilty

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-08 12:48

      @Ditiro, please speak only on your behalf, do not punctuate your sentences with "we" as if you a spokesperson for any party..

  • Peter - 2012-05-08 11:30

    If they find proof of this so called "Child porn" i want proof that the ANC hasn't blackmailed him

      Piet - 2012-05-08 11:34

      How does the ANC know this? Maybe they mailed it to him!

  • mario.dippenaar - 2012-05-08 11:34

    I hope they find interracial gangbangs on his laptop, at least then they can say South Africans are becoming more integrated, one gangbang at a time.

      JJ - 2012-05-08 12:04

      Hahaha!! True... Just no Kiddie porn, that's taking it too far. Anyway if he was watching Adult porn, let him be reprimanded. Don't think more than that would be needed.

  • Thoka - 2012-05-08 11:35

    stimulating exercise after long meetings. this should be instead promoted for efficiency and productivity. Lmao

      Peter - 2012-05-08 14:16

      Thoka ... If your statement was not so IODIOTIC, it could have been funny! You forget that the article is about CHILD porn?? Fool!

  • Sharon - 2012-05-08 11:36

    Shame the ANC really is trying so hard. Is this the absolute best they can come up with? If the councillor's laptop is clean, then the ANC must apologise to him in public. Accusing someone of watching child porn is a very serious matter indeed. Just in passing, why is this getting such a brilliant response from the police, but allegations against Richard Mdluli are ignored? Certainly the RM questions also warrant a thorough investigation?

  • bmaestro - 2012-05-08 11:38

    absolute rubbish

  • Sango - 2012-05-08 11:41

    so he likes them young.

      Raai.wie - 2012-05-09 18:04

      Because they have the same intellectual capacity as the whole ANC cabinet

  • Shirley - 2012-05-08 11:41

    This is a lot of speculation at the moment,being spun by anc. I would rather wait and hear the truth!

  • Sango - 2012-05-08 11:45

    if this was an ANC councillor i am sure the comments on this story would have been deferent. It just shows how much we can't stand each other.

      Sharon - 2012-05-08 12:33

      If this was an ANC councillor there would have been a lot less surprise...

  • Sabelo - 2012-05-08 11:45

    I Aam really starting to draw the conclusion that the journalist of News24 are pro ANC.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-08 11:51

      hahahaahhahahaaha,

  • Rob - 2012-05-08 11:49

    The country needs a strong opposition party in politics. The anc is going to do anything it can get away wioth to prevent that from happening. This is an allegation, and dur process needs to be followed and appropriate outcomes arrived at. Do not allow the anc to fool you into thinking that is is a political issue. If you must treat politics in this way, just like a soccer league, then you have to look at the overall performance of the two main teams. So, how many fouls and off-side calls to each team??????

  • sadiemy - 2012-05-08 11:55

    Bet they load it on quickly

  • Liesbet - 2012-05-08 11:59

    This upsets me! Big time.... do not make this a political game!! Child porn is VERY SERIOUS! I wish the ANC will stop this now....

  • Angelica - 2012-05-08 12:01

    this is really bulls#$% they just trying to get something on the DA. they probly gonna load child porn on the laptop just to try to prove it. ANC laptops should also be checked..hell why dont they check everybodies at DA and ANC!!! serioulsy..

      Samuel X L-zee Xs - 2012-05-08 14:36

      Oh.... Lol so when it's the D.A. They tryna find some mistake huh? Lol but when it's the ANC im pretty sure ul be on sum complete opposite... Get over yourself.

  • roi.boss1 - 2012-05-08 12:05

    from foot in mouth zille to child pornography what can i say mis goodie two shoes. DA sucks what else do they have in their closets. I wont be suprised if they want to make the western cape a country i heard plans about that were found on the same laptop. Lol when pigs fly

      Angelica - 2012-05-08 12:16

      i just saw a pig fly outside my window

      Elize - 2012-05-08 12:34

      Rooibos if they DA sucks then hell I would love to know what the ANC is doing??

      smith.butch - 2012-05-08 12:56

      I wonder which party the child rapists (which have been reported in the last few weeks ) vote for.

  • Angelica - 2012-05-08 12:06

    instead on concentrating on the crime murders and rape in the country the ANC are playing around with trying to prove an opposition party is looking at porn! Come on guys... what about the murders and rape going on????????????????

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-08 12:29

      Other articles for these crimes , This article is regarding the DA Councillor issue.

  • Ron - 2012-05-08 12:09

    stop worrying about watching porn and start worrying about all the billoins being stolen from our people on a daily basis. happysnaps

      Prudence Pelembe - 2012-05-08 12:28

      Not just porn... Child pornography your idiot

      Phae - 2012-05-08 12:41

      Stop worrying about your damn pocket and start worrying about the decay in society. People like you are part of the problem, enabling perverts to protect your lifestyle...shame on you.

      phosa.peter2 - 2012-05-08 13:24

      Watching it on a private space alone dude..no offence at all..stop barking a shadow oke!

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-05-08 12:09

    No mercy for thieves, paedophiles and criminals in general.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-08 13:07

      Thieves are a product of a badly run country which doesn't do anything for the desperately poor.

      phosa.peter2 - 2012-05-08 13:20

      Aowa bashin! Can you call this guy a thief?? by viewing a porno? No' you have a problem..i also view the kinky-porno, so what..am i too?

      bashin.monyela - 2012-05-08 16:41

      No phosa relax concentrate on the last word.

  • Kenny - 2012-05-08 12:11

    Stop Press....The ANC have Just Made him An Offer,Doubling His Salary,Including A New Video Camera,ID And Guaranteeing His Position As The New Minister Of Child Porn.He Said In A Statement Just Released That He Would Only Accept The Offer If They Would Also Include Free Hair Cuts And Immunity From All Prosecution.The ANC Agreed To All His Terms And Will Take Up His New Position Tomorrow Morning.

      Lunga - 2012-05-08 13:02

      Must Have Taken You Ages To Write That.

  • zuksy - 2012-05-08 12:12

    That councillor must be fired if he found guilty are the investigation for wwatching a child pornography as a rep of the people, that is totally unacceptable....the law must play its role in this kind of situation...

      Alan - 2012-05-08 12:17

      agreed

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-08 12:27

      He will most properly be suspended with a life time salary.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-08 12:20

    Smell a rat here, and it's digging.

  • Lerato - 2012-05-08 12:30

    These are serious accusations and all you can think about is DA and ANC, there is more to life than this. Am sure the pervert is smilling at the support he is getting here. And by the way the porn was discovered by a Technician doing routine maintenance. When will you take action? After the perv have abused your kids?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-08 12:50

      After a women is raped every 30 seconds in this country, when will government take action??

  • Rob - 2012-05-08 12:54

    @Leon - You clearly know little about digital auditing. You cannot just add forensic evidence to a machine after it has been seized. The procedure to obtain forensic evidence from hard drives is so stringent that it would be impossible to manipulate. Before any evidence is collected the drives are mirrored to avoid falsification of data and the original is never tocuhed again unless another mirror is created to verify the results or the investigation is closed and the equipment is returned to the owner. I spent a year of my life with forensic auditing on digital storage and know how the system works. You pulled that misinformation right out of your bum cave.

  • Phillip - 2012-05-08 13:03

    Eish... as hulle die kinderporn op sy laptoppie kry, moet hulle sy pieppertjie daarin toeklap en met n stomp skertjie afsny... maak nie saak watse party hy aan behoord nie, sulke goed moet nie gedult word nie...

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-08 13:09

    When will we start looking beyond Political Affiliation n Colour, n condemn shameful things no matter the perpetrator. I don't get what the bitching is all bout, They will test the laptop n if ds guy is guilty, He should face the Music.... Child Pornography is No Child's Play, Xcuse the pun!!! If not guilty we will move on, Enough with the Bitching....

  • Matshidiso - 2012-05-08 13:18

    @Anton, Stirrer, Airborn, Pointblank, Piet, Junebagg and Angelica you a woman with a probability of having a child, are really degrading the effect of what happened to those children in movies to petty political squabbles. Are you that inhuman, how can you compare molested children to manipulative adults you find in politics. Is this the result of being apartheid brain washed or you imbaciles by choice.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-08 13:53

      Why am I mentioned here? I am not degrading the effect all we are saying is let the investigation run it's course. South Africans have a tendency to completely destroy someone before any evidence is put forward. Should this person to be found not guilty no one here will come back and apologise for their harsh accusations. If this is true and the person is viewing child porn then they must face the full might of the law! They will soon meet people in prison who will show them a side of sexuality that will render them scarred for life.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-08 13:28

    Child porn must be disgusting,its immoral and disgusting however SERVICE delivery is what as a general community needs .Do municipalities have vision,mission,strategic plans,budget(not for their pockets),positive goals,contengency plans. STOP bad publicity is 4 celebrities.

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-05-08 13:34

    Hierdie tipes is onder alle kleure, rasse en beroepe, onthef die man van sy LAS - SNY alles af en kap sy hand af, dit pla hom. Maak nie saak aan watter politieke party: skors hom! Kinders word TEVEEL misbruik in ons land, is n skande.

  • 21.november.dell - 2012-05-08 14:12

    Doesnt anyone wonder how the anc came to know of whats on a DA councillors laptop? And surely if he was a paedo it would be on his home laptop and not at work where IT might find it? Sounds like the anc planted it coz their fat corrupt thieving selves are going down the drain

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-08 15:35

      Really????? U not making sense???

      Bonginkosi - 2012-05-08 16:23

      HaHaHa! IT man won't be able to see it if is coming from the ANC; they have already corrupted the system; incompetent DA IT man.

  • Samuel X L-zee Xs - 2012-05-08 14:29

    Hahaha...

      Samuel X L-zee Xs - 2012-05-08 14:38

      D.A. a disgrace period!....

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-05-08 17:31

    Oh please cANCer do you have nothing better to do you bunch of low IQ, fat sacks of crap?

  • Bobby - 2012-05-08 19:34

    wow - so many comments on this issue. its like walking through a forum infested with land mines. however, let me just throw in my 5c worth. when there were allegations about Zuma, the DA called for his suspension. This ussue is not how corrupt or how unethical the ANC is, it is about the DA enforcing its own standards on its own people. Ther issue of innosence, guilt and the other partry's shortcomings should not be the point of arguement. It is the DA standards that must be implemented consistently. If the DA failed in this, then the DA is hypocritical. How does the saying go - Practice what you preach

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-05-09 07:27

    Q: How do you test a laptop for child pornography? A: Put a paedophile in front of it and see whether he gets an erection. =P

  • mario.diketso - 2012-05-09 11:05

    He should quit politics and be a pornstar

  • rudzani.mudau.545 - 2012-10-04 10:40

    only the ANC councillor allowed to watch porn at work.

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