For once you cannot blame the State Security Agency for not seeing this coming. That’s because nobody saw it; it arrived via Israeli-built spyware Pegasus.

It could have been installed on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s smartphone as well as on those of President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and 11 other heads of state — their phone numbers were discovered among 50,000 in a leaked cache...

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