Rudzani Maphwanya Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, Videos, Wikipedia, Qualifications

Rudzani Maphwanya Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, Videos, Wikipedia, Qualifications

July 29, 2021 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Rudzani Maphwanya (born on 23rd November 1960) is a top-ranking South African army general.

He served under the position of Chief of Joint Operations for two years, from 2019 to 2021.

After that, he achieved a promotion which catapulted him to Lieutenant General rank as commanding General Officer of the South African Army Infantry Formation.

In April 2021, he was appointed as the Chief of the South African National Defence Force by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Rudzani Maphwanya
Rudzani Maphwanya: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Rudzani Maphwanya
Stage Name: General Rudzani Maphwanya
Born: 23 November 1960 (age 63 years old)
Place of Birth: Limpopo, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Salary: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Girlfriend • Wife: Concealed
Occupation: Militant
Net Worth: $1 Million

Early Life

Rudzani Maphwanya was born on 23rd November 1960, and the place of birth is in Limpopo, South Africa.

He was raised in his hometown, where he attended the University of Limpopo.

The militant was driven by his dream which can be traced to his educational pursuit.


Rudzani Maphwa obtained his B Com Degree from the University of the North, now the University of Limpopo, in 1994.

In addition, the South African militant holds a Total Quality Management certificate bagged from the prestigious University of South Africa (UNISA), which was in 2003.

Rudzani Maphwa, in 2005 finished from the University of Pretoria, which was for his Strategic Management Programme.

To further widen his pursuit, he furthered his education at Wits University, where he had a Post Graduate Diploma in Security Management in 2012.

In 2015, he achieved a Master of Management degree, which he bagged from the prestigious Wits University.


The eminent military character has been of administration under a few significant positions. Moreover, the prestigious General has additionally been in nations across the lines of South Africa to serve.

Rudzani Maphwa was of administration in the MK in Angola and joined the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) in 1994.

He served in different eminent positions, including SO1 Operations and SSO Operations SF Bde.

He likewise filled in as Chief of Staff Special Forces Brigade for a very long time (2003-2005).

In 2006, he started to fill in as General Officer Commanding the South African Special Forces. He stayed in the situation for ten years until 2016.

Following an arrangement in November 2019, he involved the situation of SANDF Chief Joint Operations.

In April 2021, Rudzani Maphwa stood out as truly newsworthy after President Cyril Ramaphosa selected him to fill the situation at the top of the SANDF. On first June, he supplanted General Solly Shoke, the previous top of the SANDF.

The president depicted Rudzani Maphwa as a “profoundly adorned official with tremendous functional experience.” Accordingly, he will possess the position and serve a term of five years.


  • Southern Cross Medal (SM)
  • Unitas Medal
  • Military Merit Medal (MMM)
  • Medalje vir Troue Diens (Medal for Loyal Service with 30 Year Clasp)
  • Service Medal in Bronze
  • Good Service Medal, Silver (20 Years)
  • Southern Cross Medal (SM)

Personal Life

Rudzani Maphwanya has a wife and children; little is known about them as he keeps his personal life private.

However, during his change of command parade, he attributed his success in his career to his family.

Net Worth

Rudzani Maphwanya‘s source of income is mainly from his military career. His estimated net worth is $1 million.

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