media statement 2009

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

STATEMENT BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE (SANDF): SANDF PARTICIPATION IN FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS

Date of Release: 24 April 2009
Embargo: None

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), as instructed by the Commander-in-Chief, His Excellency, President Kgalema Motlanthe, will form part of the Freedom Day celebrations on 27 April 2009 at the ABSA Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The colourful military ceremony will commence with a podium group consisting of the President of the Republic of South Africa, the Minister of Arts and Culture, the Premier of the KwaZulu-Natal Province and the Mayor of Durban, followed by a National Salute consisting of the following:

  • A Guard of Honour by the National Ceremonial Guard.
  • A 21 Gun Salute by the Natal Field Artillery.
  • National Anthem by the South African Army Military Band Durban.
  • A Salute Flight by three SA Air Force Oryx helicopters.

Ends.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Pretoria

Enquiries: Colonel Petrus Motlhabane
(012) 355 6388 or 072 288 3402