Chief of the South African National Defence Force (C SANDF) General Solly Shoke has appointed Senior Chief Warrant Officer (SCWO) Mothusi Victor Kgaladi the new Warrant Officer of the SANDF with effect from September 1.
Kgaladi was born on April 27 1957 in Soweto, Johannesburg. He attended primary school in Tladi, Soweto at Lumelang Primary School where after he attended Moletsane High School until 1976.
After joining Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) he did his basic and further military training in Angola in 1976 and 1977. During 1978, he went for further military training in the then-German Democratic Republic (GDR) in East Germany. Hereafter he held various posts in the command structures of MK while stationed in Angola and Zambia.
From 1985 until the end of armed activities in 1990, he was a member of the MK Special Operations Command. After integration into the South African National Defence Force in 1995, he was posted to Group 33 Headquarters, where he served for a short while at Dingwell Base as a Warrant Officer in charge of the Ops Room.
SCWO Kgaladi was transferred to Macadamia Ops Base as Warrant-Officer-in-Charge in July 1997. He was the base Sergeant Major until March 2001 when he was transferred to SA Army Headquarters.
From April 2001 to December 2004, he was the Warrant Officer of Inspector General in the SA Army. From February 2004 to March 2007 he was the Warrant Officer of the SA Army Combat Training Centre. Kgaladi was appointed as the Warrant Officer of the SA Army April 1 2007. Kgaladi holds the following medals:
The Operational Medal for Southern Africa.
Service Medals in Silver and Bronze.