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Sipho Zacchius Binda
MMS
Born (1952-07-13)13 July 1952
Died November 10, 2006(2006-11-10) (aged 54)
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Commands held
  • Chief of Joint Operations
Awards

Lieutenant-General Sipho Binda MMS (13 July 1952 - 10 November 2006)[1] was a South African military commander who served as Chief of the Joint Operations Division of the South African National Defence Force before his death on 10 November 2006.[1]

His military career started in 1977 when he went into exile to join Umkhonto we Sizwe. He returned to South Africa and was arrested and imprisoned on Robben Island until his release in 1990.

He served as General Officer Commanding logistics support formation and Force Commander for the AU mission in Burundi.[2] He was appointed Chief of Joint Operations on 1 November 2004.[3]

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Gen Binda has been awarded the following:[4]


References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Godfrey Ngwenya
Chief of Joint Operations
2005 - 2006
Succeeded by
Themba Matanzima

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