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sandf thumb medium90 89SowetanLive reports that an army major has been fired for allegedly posting on social media that it was now "white people's turn to be killed and tortured as a revenge for apartheid".  

Mageti Vincent Mohlala, stationed at the SA National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) signal formation in Wonderboom military base in Pretoria, was quietly fired last week for breaching the SANDF's military discipline and code of conduct.  Mohlala, who has been with the SANDF for 13 years, wrote on Facebook that Braam van Wyk, an elderly man who was brutally attacked at his home in Randpark Ridge had come off lightly and that his tongue and eyes should have been cut out by his attackers.  Mohlala was initially reprimanded, but it was felt that this was not enough.  SANDF spokesman Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobozi confirmed on Monday that Mohlala's services were terminated with immediate effect.  

But, the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) said it was concerned about how Mohlala's services were terminated.  "It is completely unlawful.  He is entitled by law to be charged by the military court.  By simply writing a letter telling a person that his services have been terminated is totally wrong," Sandu national secretary Pikkie Greeff said.  He added that Mohlala was entitled to a fair process and that they were advising him to take the matter up.  The EFF reacted angrily to Mohlala's sacking, describing it as a harsh sentence.

  • Read this report by Ngwako Modjadji in full at SowetanLive

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