3 new appointments for defence

2013-03-20 17:31

Johannesburg - The department of defence has filled three new positions, it said on Wednesday.

Major General Jeremia Mduduzi Nyembe was appointed chief of defence intelligence, the department said in a statement.

"General Nyembe replaces Lieutenant General Abel Mxolosi Shilubane, who retired in 2012," said spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini.

Lieutenant General Vejaynand Indurjith Ramlakan would be the new chief of corporate staff services.

Major General Aubrey Phegelelo Sedibe would be surgeon general.

Nyembe and Sedibe would also be promoted to lieutenant generals.

The appointments take effect on 1 April.

  • ian.murray.52459615 - 2013-03-20 18:07

    Is any part of our defence structure functional?

  • Sibonelo Matsebula - 2013-03-20 18:08

    It was obvious

  • Philip - 2013-03-20 18:54

    Well that should strike fear into our enemies! The best 3 generals I never heard of.

      En Gineer - 2013-03-20 20:21

      Care to share what a fearfull name sounds like?

      Hugh O'l Phart - 2013-03-21 10:12

      Patton; Romel; Attila the Hun...

  • Hedley Jantjies - 2013-03-20 19:14

    Is there an competent politician except Trevor Manual and the likes in this government. Serious, where is our competent business leaders. Surely they can play a big role in the appointment of qualified competent people in government. Why are thiefs and fraudsters in government not jailed. Stupid people making stupid laws to protect criminals and criminilising innocent people for protecting themselves.

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2013-03-20 21:11

    Can anybody tell the years they have been in the army. Maybe 5, 10 at the most 15 years. What do they know?????

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