All government PCs need anti-porn software: ACDP

All government computers need anti-porn software, the African Christian Democratic Party said on Tuesday.

“All government computers — whether desktops or laptops — should be fitted with software that prevents online gambling and pornography use,” ACDP Gauteng leader Lydia Meshoe said in a statement.

“Civil servants should use taxpayers’ rands, and the hours that those taxpayers pay them for, to work for service delivery.”

Meshoe said the ACDP was shocked at the reports that Competition Commission head Shan Ramburuth used thousands of rands of the taxpayers’ money on pornography.

The Sunday Times reported that Ramburuth had denied resigning in the wake of a pornography scandal and was still in discussion with the economic development minister.

However, ministry spokesman Manelisi Wolela said following complaints “relating to acts of misconduct”, Ramburuth resigned as commissioner and as an employee of the Competition Commission.

The Sunday Times report referred to a forensic report by Paul O’Sullivan and Associates which detailed how Ramburuth apparently visited 25 pornographic sites between August and November 2011. His data bill in October that year — while using a government issued sim card overseas — came to a total of R123,000.

The report suggested he had visited “inappropriate sites which were of an explicit pornographic nature”.

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