Soldier who wore dead colleague’s medals transferred

2012-10-13 09:33

The incumbent new commander of the Durban Light Infantry, accused of wearing a dead soldier’s medals to a parade, has been moved to another unit.

Lt-Col Sibusiso Amos Mbuyazi (42) has been transferred pending the outcome of an investigation against him, according to the Beeld newspaper today.

Mbuyazi earlier this week labelled the incident a malicious prank by his subordinates, claiming it was part of a smear campaign to discredit him.

He reportedly wore the unit’s deceased’s chaplain’s Southern Cross and Pro Patria medals and his John Chard Decoration for impeccable, continuous service when he received his rank at a Pretoria parade on August 22.

Mbuyazi told Beeld, however, that his subordinates had pinned the medals to his uniform.

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