sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that Lieutenant General Thabiso Mokhosi, Chief of the South African Army, died on Tuesday in a Pretoria hospital following a short illness.  

Mokhosi was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, allowing him to fill the post of Chief of the Army in October.  Prior to his appointment, he served as the General Officer Commanding of Joint Operations Division.  President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday offered his condolences to Mokhosi's family and friends.  Ramaphosa said the passing of Mokhosi was a heart-wrenching loss to the South African National Defence Force as it came at a time when his dedicated and exemplary service was needed most.  The president has also extended his condolences to the South African Army and the Defence family as a whole.

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