Former deputy chair of Armscor Malusi Motimele has replaced Thutukile Skweyiya as the new chairman of Armscor.
Skweyiya, the former South African ambassador to France, replaced retired SA Navy chief vice admiral Johannes Mudimu, who vacated the post due to ill-health in late 2018. Skweyiya was named acting chair in January 2019.
Skweyiya does not appear at all in the current list of Armscor directors with another former diplomat now in the deputy chair post. She is Ambassador JT Ndlovu who is, according to Armscor, a former High Commissioner to Ghana and South Africa’s deputy permanent representative at the UN.
Motimele’s appointment as Armscor deputy chair was made via a Cabinet statement which also confirmed Skweyiya’s position as chair. This appears not to have been the case with Motimele’s elevation to chairman.
Similarly, when Advocate Solomzi Mbada was appointed Armscor chief executive in February, it was made public knowledge via a Cabinet statement and not by an Armscor or Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) statement.