Xolile Ndevu, a member of the National House of Traditional Leaders, a body of 23 traditional leaders in South Africa, was talking about deaths from Covid-19 in the province of Eastern Cape during a meeting on Tuesday.
During the cooperative governance and traditional affairs meeting, Ndevu was explaining how Eastern Cape is working with local doctors when his wife suddenly appeared behind him wearing no clothes.
A video clip of the woman showing up undressed in the background while traditional leader Inkosi Xolile Ndevu made a presentation was shared on Twitter. https://t.co/RfDv3sb310— IOL News (@IOL) April 1, 2021
Faith Muthambi, the committee's chairperson, cuts across Ndebua as he is speaking to point out the mistake.
She tells Ndevu: 'Inkosi, people behind you are not properly dressed. We are seeing everything.
'Please, Inkosi, did you tell them you are in a meeting. It is very disturbing what we are seeing.'
Ndevu covers his face with his hands and apologises: 'I'm very sorry. I was focusing on the camera and not behind me. I'm so embarrassed.'
He explained the following day: 'This Zoom technology is new to us and we were never trained. Our houses are not built so we can have privacy for these meetings.
A member of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Inkosi Xolile Ndevu's wife was caught naked during a virtual meeting of Parliament’s portfolio committee on co-operative governance and traditional affairs.https://t.co/GM6OslJvDM pic.twitter.com/AkN7aWPTir— oawsnews (@oawsnews1) April 1, 2021
Ndevu added that the meeting began at around 7pm and was due to finish by 10pm, but overran so he moved to the bedroom.
He said: 'As the meeting continued after 10pm, my wife came in to use the bathroom and was unaware I had the video feed on. I apologise.'
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