Davidson Masuku

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Davidson Themba Masuku
Born (1940-03-08)8 March 1940
Died 4 April 2000(2000-04-04) (aged 60)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch South African Military Health Service
Commands held Chief of the SAMHS

Lieutenant-General Davidson Masuku SSAS MMM KStJ (8 March 1940[1] - 17 April 2000)[2] was a South African military commander and physician. He joined Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress, and was its Chief of Health Services from 1993 to 1994, when MK was incorporated into the South African National Defence Force.

He commanded the South African Military Health Service, as Surgeon-General, from 1997 to 2000.[3]

Medical career[edit]

He was trained as a doctor in Russia and qualified in 1981 as a surgeon.[4]

Awards and Decorations[edit]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Daniel Knobel
Chief of the South African Military Health Service
1997 – 2000
Succeeded by
Jurinus Janse van Rensburg