Ramaphosa's public appointment of military chiefs 'shows who is boss' - analysts

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An SANDF member.
An SANDF member.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of the appointment of new military bosses in a televised address was unprecedented, and there was a political symbolism beyond the mere replacing of retiring members, analysts said.

In a televised address on Wednesday night, Ramaphosa said he was addressing the nation "as the commander-in-chief of the South African National Defence Force [SANDF]" to announce the new appointments.

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