A number of ANC national leaders on Thursday were caught in the crossfireduringformer Member of Parliament, Makhosi Khoza’s testimony at the Zondo commission about how the governing party’s parliamentary caucus conducted its affairs during her time as a member. Times Live reports that according to Khoza, ANC MPs were “hell-bent” on protecting then president Jacob Zuma at all costs, and that even those, like National Executive Committee member Fikile Mbalula, who now acted like they were anti-Zuma, were once his biggest praise-singers. ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and his deputy Jessie Duarte, were also highlighted by Khoza, who said she was also “disappointed” that current ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, then Zuma’s deputy, had failed to consistently be part of the anti-Zuma offensive.