Pearl Modiadie – victim of Facebook hacking

By Drum Digital
08 January 2015

TV presenter and actress Pearl Modiadie is the latest celebrity to have their Facebook account hacked.

The hacker used Pearl’s page to pay tribute to fallen kwaito star Bonginkosi “Zola” Dlamini.


Pearl said she had no idea about the Facebook post, or the fake account. “I’m shocked to hear about this. I really wish it had been me, who had paid tribute to Zola, but unfortunately it was not me,” she said, adding that she would report the hacked account and make sure that the matter is dealt with.

Pearl Modiadie

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