The funeral for the Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant-General, Thabiso Mokhosi is taking place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Mokhosi died on December 10  in a Pretoria hospital following a short illness.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General, allowing him to fill the post of Chief of the Army in October.

Prior to his appointment, he served as the General Officer Commanding Joint Operations.

Various members from the army and government officials are expected to attend.

The late general is from Port Elizabeth.

Mokhosi’s funeral will be conducted by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with full military honour at the Nongoza Jebe Hall.

His memorial service was held during the week in New Brighton.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula have expressed their heartfelt condolences to Mokhosi’s family, friends and relatives.

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