Some of the intelligence gathered, officials say, is being used to promote factional agendas rather than to advance the country’s security. “You are no longer free to have a conversation on your phone because every conversation is listened to.
You are not free to have a conversation in your car or office because they are bugged. Even our homes are bugged,” a cabinet minister said.
“We have become slaves to the system because you are forced to think about whom you meet, where to meet and what you say, even in private conversations.”
Apart from being trailed and closely monitored, some ministers believe spying tools have been installed in their homes.
“The purpose is basically to have knowledge of who you are meeting or talking to and what you are talking about, especially over the succession issue…