SA National Defence Force hosts the 25th annual Chaplain General Symposium

Article by Candidate Officer Ally Rakoma

The SA National Defence Force's Chaplain Division led by Brigadier General (Rev) Andrew Jamangile has a strong network of stakeholders from the broader international military community, the religious fraternity and other faith-based organisations represented in our respective societies.

On Thursday evening, 5 September 2019, the Chaplain General of the SA National Defence Force, Brigadier General Andrew Jamangile, hosted a gala evening which was attended by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Convention Centre in Pretoria.

When addressing the gathering, both our Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula and Brigadier General (Rev) Jamangile joined the Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force, President Cyril Ramaphosa in condemning in the strongest terms possible and reiterated their strong conviction of a terrible breakdown of the moral fibre of our society where acts of cruel behaviour, extreme violence, attacks on foreign nationals and gender-based violence and the murder of women and children continues unabated.

Photos by Lance Corporal Paul Mpangala, Defence Corporate Communication, SA Soldier Magazine