• Defence leaders

    • Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

      Theme 3 Core Group Member of the Constitution Making Process since 1994
      Marital Status: Married
      Current Positions: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the Republic of South Africa since.
      Member of Parliament since 2004.
      Member of National Executive Council (NEC) of African National Congress (ANC) since December 2007.

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    • Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

      The honorable Mr Kebby Maphatsoe
      Mr Maphatsoe also led the MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) as regional chairperson, and was elected provincial chairperson in 2007. Under his political direction, the MKMVA became an integral component of the ANC and for the first time the association was in the central agenda of the ANC political framework with the achievement of progressive resolutions for the association and the ANC.

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    • Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans

      Dr Sam Makhudu Gulube
      he joined the South African National Defence Force as the Lt Col and Principal Medical Officer responsible for supervision of the provision of medical and surgical services to patients at 1 Military Hospital. He led the SA Military Health Services Telemedicine project and became the chairperson of the Presidential Medical Team in 1999.

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    • Chief of South African National Defence Force

      General Solly Zacharia Shoke
      He served the defence as Director Manpower Planning, later Director Army Integration, Director Personnel Acquisition which later saw him promoted to a rank of Major General as Chief of Human Resource Support in the year 2000 and the position that he diligently excelled in until 2004 when he was promoted to the rank Lt Gen as Chief of the Army.

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    • Chief of South African Army

      Lieutenant General Vusumuzi Ramakala Masondo
      On 1 May 2004, Lieutenant General Masondo was appointed as Director Corporate Communication and promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He served in that post for only one month and on 1 June 2004 was appointed as Personnel Staff Officer to the then Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General S. Nyanda.

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    • Chief of South African Air Force

      Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande (Zakes) Msimang
      Chief of the SA Air Force (CAF), Lt Gen “Zakes” Fabian Zimpande Msimang, made history on 28 September 2012, at Air Force Base Swartkop (AFB SWKP) in Valhalla, south of Tshwane, when he accepted command of office from the former Lt Gen Carlo Gagiano. In November 2010, he was appointed Chief Director Air Policy and Plans and promoted to the rank of Major General responsible for Air Force strategy, policies, capabilities and resource allocation...

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    • VICE ADMIRAL M.S. Hlongwane, MMS, MMBChief of South African Navy

      VICE ADMIRAL M.S. Hlongwane, MMS, MMB
      Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane was born on 06 July 1962 in Frankfort (Orange Free State), but he grew up in Vaal Triangle in a small township called Bophelong (Vanderbijl Park). He started school in 1970 at Mqiniswa Combined School (Bophelong in Vaal Triangle), he completed his Junior Secondary School in 1980 at Lebohang Junior Secondary School (Boipatong) where he obtained his Junior Certificate. In 1982 he completed his matric at State Senior Secondary School (Sebokeng).

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    • Chief of South African Military Health Service

      Surgeon general of the South African military health service (SAMHS) lieutenant general A. P. Sedibe, DMG, MMS, MMB, Ostj
      He was GOC Area Military Health Formation HQ from November 2010 to October 2011. On the 1st November 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and currently holds the position of Chief Director MH Force Preparation. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as the Surgeon General of the South African Military Health Service as of the 1st of April 2013.

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