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Magnus Malan

General Magnus Malan, BSc Mil. (30 January 1930 – 18 July 2011)

Gen. Malan was a pivotal military man and politician during the last years of apartheid in South Africa. He joined the South African Defence Force in 1953 and worked his way up through the ranks to eventually become Chief of the South African Defence Force in 1979. He was appointed Minister of Defence in 1980 and served as such until 1991.

Read about his full history here.