First woman appointed as Chief of Defence Intelligence in the SANDF by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Major-General Thalita Mxakato as the Chief of Defence Intelligence.

She is the first woman to hold the position in the South African National Defence Force.

Major-General Mxakato joined the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1983 and completed her basic training in Angola and in Germany.

She was part of the integration into the SANDF in 1994.