29 March 2019 - NW582
Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Finance
(1)Whether the National Treasury is investigating the hacking of his twitter account; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether the investigation covers the period since his appointment as Minister of Finance on 9 October 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
- No signs of hacking were found. The possibility that Minister’s twitter account may have been hacked was raised in an interview, during which the journalist asked if Minister’s twitter account had been hacked. The response was that we did not know at the time how Minister had ended up liking the tweet in question, and that we were looking into the matter.
- See response to question 1