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Marching to the same beat: Seven successes of the SANDF at home and in neighbouring countries

Chief of the SA Army Lieutenant General L.K. Mbatha with the Officer Commanding 3 SA Infantry Battalion on their way to the briefing room. Picture: Facebook/SANDF

Chief of the SA Army Lieutenant General L.K. Mbatha with the Officer Commanding 3 SA Infantry Battalion on their way to the briefing room. Picture: Facebook/SANDF

Published May 8, 2022

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Durban - Recently, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been instrumental in assisting during times of crisis in the country.

In a recent visit to 3 South African Infantry Battalion “Home of the Griffins” at Kimberley in the Northern Cape, Chief of the SA Army Lieutenant General L.K. Mbatha mentioned seven successes of the SA army.

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Here are the seven successes of the army:

  1. Exercise Amabutho - (Introduction to a modern brigade) in SA Army Combat Training Centre, where 6 000 plus members were accommodated and executed a brigade exercise without a single incident. The exercise improved the standing of the SA army in the world rankings.
  2. Operation PROSPER - The army was called upon during the civil unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last year.
  3. Operation CHARIOT - The army is currently in KwaZulu-Natal assisting with recoveries, aid and other assignments following recent floods in the province.
  4. Operation VIKELA - The 2 SA Infantry Battalion with other elements of the SANDF are going to Mozambique under the leadership of Lieutenant-Colonel Cambinda, a woman officer.
  5. Operation MISTRAL - The 21 SA Infantry Battalion is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a peacekeeping mission.
  6. Armed Forces Day celebration 2022 in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.
  7. All 30-year and 40-year Medal Parades that the SA army executed on behalf of the Chief of the SANDF.

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