Theme 3 Core Group Member of the Constitution Making Process since 1994
Marital Status: Married
Current Positions: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the Republic of South Africa since.
Member of Parliament since 2004.
Member of National Executive Council (NEC) of African National Congress (ANC) since December 2007.
The honorable Mr Thabang Samson Phathakge Makwetla
His dedication in serving the people of South Africa was affirmed by his appointment as MEC for Safety and Security in Mpumalanga Province from 2001 to 2004. This elevation later resulted in his appointment as Priemer of the Mpumalanga Province in 2004, a position he held until he joined the Department of Defence and Military Veterans.
Dr Sam Makhudu Gulube
he joined the South African National Defence Force as the Lt Col and Principal Medical Officer responsible for supervision of the provision of medical and surgical services to patients at 1 Military Hospital. He led the SA Military Health Services Telemedicine project and became the chairperson of the Presidential Medical Team in 1999.
General Solly Zacharia Shoke
He served the defence as Director Manpower Planning, later Director Army Integration, Director Personnel Acquisition which later saw him promoted to a rank of Major General as Chief of Human Resource Support in the year 2000 and the position that he diligently excelled in until 2004 when he was promoted to the rank Lt Gen as Chief of the Army.
Lieutenant General Vusumuzi Ramakala Masondo
On 1 May 2004, Lieutenant General Masondo was appointed as Director Corporate Communication and promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He served in that post for only one month and on 1 June 2004 was appointed as Personnel Staff Officer to the then Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General S. Nyanda.
Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande (Zakes) Msimang
Chief of the SA Air Force (CAF), Lt Gen “Zakes” Fabian Zimpande Msimang, made history on 28 September 2012, at Air Force Base Swartkop (AFB SWKP) in Valhalla, south of Tshwane, when he accepted command of office from the former Lt Gen Carlo Gagiano. In November 2010, he was appointed Chief Director Air Policy and Plans and promoted to the rank of Major General responsible for Air Force strategy, policies, capabilities and resource allocation...
Vice Admiral J. Mudimu(CLS, DMG, SM, MMS, MMM MMB)
General Ramlakan served as Medical Commander at the ANC National Conference in 1991 and CODESA between 1991 and 1992 before he became Medical Commander for the President Mandela Guard in 1992. Between 1993 and 1994, he served as Deputy Chief of MK Health Service and led the MK military health team for integration into the NPKF and later the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
Surgeon general of the South African military health service (SAMHS) lieutenant general A. P. Sedibe, DMG, MMS, MMB, Ostj
He was GOC Area Military Health Formation HQ from November 2010 to October 2011. On the 1st November 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and currently holds the position of Chief Director MH Force Preparation. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as the Surgeon General of the South African Military Health Service as of the 1st of April 2013.