First female military officer in command of SA battalion returns home

First female military officer in command of SA battalion returns home

The SA military's first female officer to command a battalion, has returned from United Nations operations in the DRC. She is being welcomed back after a year, together with hundreds of her soldiers in the 7th South African Infantry Battalion.

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Lieutenant Colonel Tiisetso Sekgobela is the SANDF's first-ever woman to command a fighting battalion in the DRC. She wears her badge of honour with pride.

She says that she believes that if you enjoy what you do then anything is possible.

"For me, it is for my daughter to see nothing is impossible. As an African woman, as an African child, you can dream and reach whatever you want. Definitely, more women are needed in these types of situations."

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She added that it's difficult to understand the extreme conditions they faced in the jungles of the DRC.

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