Head of SANDF joint operations, Duma Mdutyana dies

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SANDF members march during the Armed Forces Day parade held at the Bloemspruit Airbase in Bloemfotein on 21 February 2013. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.

SANDF members march during the Armed Forces Day parade held at the Bloemspruit Airbase in Bloemfotein on 21 February 2013. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.

JOHANNESBURG – The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans is mourning the death of a senior SANDF member.

Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana died on Wednesday morning after a short illness.

Mdutyana fell ill while on duty abroad and was hospitalised upon his return to South Africa, the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans said in a statement.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and SANDF Chief General Solly Shoke conveyed their condolences to Mdutyana&39;s family and friends.