|Sipho Zacchius Binda|
|Born||13 July 1952|
|Died||November 10, 2006(aged 54)|
|Service/branch||South African Army|
Lieutenant-General Sipho Binda MMS (13 July 1952 - 10 November 2006) 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.
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.
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
Gen Binda has been awarded the following:
- Merit Medal in Silver (MMS)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Binda had a long and distinguished military career". Sowetan. November 24, 2006. http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/sowetan/archive/2006/11/24/binda-had-a-long-and-distinguished-military-career. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Media statement by the Minister of Defence, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula during the peacekeeping and post conflict reconstruction and development media briefing". SA Government. March 31, 2014. http://www.gov.za/speeches/view.php?sid=44784. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Defence department hails new chiefs". IOL. November 5, 2004. http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/defence-department-hails-new-chiefs-1.226190#.VDKmR8labqg. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "May his soul rest in peace". December 2006. http://www.dod.mil.za/sasoldier/2006/soldec06.pdf.
|Chief of Joint Operations
2005 - 2006
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