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Msimang Appointed To Lead Air Force

June 20 2012

South Africa

A new head of the South African air force has been named, reports the South African Press Association.

Maj. Gen. Fabian Msimang will assume his new post on Oct. 1, said a release on Monday from the armed forces.

A helicopter pilot by training, Msimang will replace Lt. Gen. Carlo Gagiano, who has led the service for seven years.

Gagiano submitted his resignation in November following the controversy over the use of "shadow planes" to accompany President Jacob Zuma on a...

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