Yengeni hands over SANDF Human Resources command

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Lieutenant General Norman Yengeni has handed over the command of the Human Resources division of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the current incumbent Vice Admiral Asiel Elias Kubu.

A handover parade was held at the Pretoria Military Sports Ground in Thaba Tshwane on 28 November.

The Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke, at the end of October promoted a number of senior generals to key positions in the military, with the SANDF getting a new chief of Joint Operations and a new Surgeon General as well as new Human Resources chief.

Effective 1 November, Rear Admiral Elias Kubu was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral and subsequently appointed as Chief of SANDF Human Resources, taking over the command from Yengeni, who is starting his retirement.



Kubu joined the South African Navy in 1991. Since his commissioning as an officer he has served in the human resource and education, training and development environments.