South Africa Rolls Out Red Carpet for CDS, General Musa Pledges Unwavering Support for Joint Security Efforts


The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has today, 1 July, 2024 has paid an official visit to the Chief of South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya in Pretoria, South Africa. 

The CDS was received by his South African counterpart in his office. General Musa was also honored  with Cannon Gun Salutes as a mark of high regard. 

The meeting, which was aimed at discussing matter of mutual benefits and possible areas of co-operations, saw both leaders discussing in a close door. 

During the meeting, the Chief of SANDF highlighted the significance of the meeting between the two largest economies and military powers on the African continent. 

According to a statement signed by Director Defence Information, Brig General Tukur Gusau, the CDS further described the meeting as a panacea to addressing the multifaceted challenges bedeviling the continent. 

The need for mutual cooperation and reinforcement of bilateral ties were also discussed. Various  measures  to address regional security challenges were looked at.  

Furthermore, the exchange of expertise and the need to forge stronger ties between the two countries for the betterment of the continent were considered.   

Present at the meeting were the SANDF Chiefs of Intelligence, Policy and Plans, International Affairs and Joint Operations amongst other departmental chiefs of the SANDF.

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