MEDIA UPDATE FROM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE:
INAUGURATION OF THE NEW CHIEF OF THE SOUTH
AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE
Date of release 31 May 2011
On Tuesday, 31 May 2011, the former Chief
South African National Defence Force General
Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya will hand over command
of the South African National Defence Force to
Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Solly Zacharia Shoke.
The Commander-in-Chief, President Zuma, recently
appointed Lt Gen Solly Shoke as the Chief of the
South African National Defence Force (CSANDF).
The historical event will comprise of the
The parade will be preceded by a
swearing-in-ceremony of Lt Gen Shoke as the new
chief of SANDF, followed by a photo opportunity.
General Salute Fly Past consisting of:
- 17 Round Gun Salute.
- Salute flight of two (2) Agusta A-109
Helicopters with the front helicopter
displaying the National Flag of the Republic
of South Africa and the rear helicopter
displaying the South African National
Defence Force Flag, and the Rooivalk.
- A CASA 212 Transport Aircraft dropping
ten parachutists to hand over the scroll.
- Mass Fly Past consisting of:
- Formation Flight of Four (4) Agusta 109,
two (2) AS-32 Helicopters and a Rooivalk.
- A BE-30 King Air and Four (4) C-208
Caravan Transport Aircraft formation flight.
- A CASA-212 Transport Aircraft, two (2)
C-47TP Turbo Daks formation flight.
- Two (2) C-130 Transport Aircraft.
- Nine PC-7 Mark-2 (Four (4) Trainer
Aircraft and Five (5) Silver Falcons)
- Four (4) Hawks Fighter Trainer Aircraft
- Five (5) Gripen Fighter Aircraft
- A Rooivalk, two (2) AS-32, Five Silver
Falcons Bow Salute
- Five (5) Silver Falcon display.
Members of the media are advised to arrive at
Any new developments concerning this
above-mentioned event will be communicated as
and when available.
Members of the media are invited to the event
Date : 31 May 2011 (TUESDAY)
Venue: Thaba Tshwane Military Sports Field
Time : 13:30
RSVP: Lieutenant Romeo Mabote
072 187 0803 on/before Monday, 30 May 2011
Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Enquiries: Siphiwe Dlamini
(Head of Communication)
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