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Christoffel Pierre van der Westhuizen
Nickname Joffel
Place of birth Kroonstad, Orange Free State
Allegiance Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Years of service - 1994
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit 14 Field Regiment
Commands held
Battles/wars Border War

Lieutenant General Joffel van der Westhuizen is a South African Army general from the artillery, who served as Chief of Staff Intelligence for the Defence Force from 1991 - 1994.

Military careerEdit

He served in the artillery as a junior officer. As a brigadier, he served as the OC Eastern Province Command in 1983 - 1987.[1] GOC Witwatersrand Command in 1987 - 1990. He served as Deputy Chief of the Army in 1990 until he was appointed to the Military Intelligence Division in 1991 as the Chief of Staff Intelligence, a post he held until 1994. He went on early retirement in 1994.

Awards and DecorationsEdit


Military offices
Preceded by
Witkop Badenhorst
Chief of Staff Intelligence
1991 – 1994
Succeeded by
Dirk Verbeek
Preceded by
Riaan Ferreira
GOC Witwatersrand Command
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Wessel Kritzinger
Preceded by
OC Eastern Province Command
1983 – 1987
Succeeded by
Wessel Kritzinger

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