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Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
Born (1960-12-18)18 December 1960
Died July 6, 2016(2016-07-06) (aged 55)
Place of birth Mount Frere, Eastern Cape
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held

Lieutenant General Duma Mdutyana (18 December 1960, Mount Frere – 6 July 2016)[1] was a South African Army officer who served as Chief of Joint Operations.[2] He died after falling ill on a trip overseas.[3]


He matriculated from St. Johns College in Umtata and later obtained a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Madras University, India.[1]

Military career[]

He served in the Umkhonto weSizwe in Angola and after integrating into the SANDF, he served at EP Command, OC Group 6 and at Infantry Directorate before being appointed GOC 43 South African Brigade. He served as GOC Joint Operations HQ, Advisor to FARDC Chief of Defence Staff and Chief Director Operations from 2011.

Awards and decorations[]


Military offices
Preceded by
Derrick Mgwebi
Chief of Joint Operations
2016 – 2016
Succeeded by
Not yet appointed
Preceded by
Barney Hlatswayo
GOC Joint Operations HQ
2010 – 2011
Succeeded by
William Nkonyeni
Preceded by
Steve Kobe
GOC 43 SA Bde
2002 – 2005
Succeeded by
Lawrence Smith

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