GENERAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY HEALTH
SERVICE (SAMHS) LIEUTENANT GENERAL A. P.
SEDIBE, DMG, MMS, MMB, OStJ
Gen Aubrey Phegelelo Sedibe was born in
Alexandra Township in 1957. He grew up in
Diepkloof, Soweto where he attended school from
lower primary school up to Form III (1964-1974).
He completed his matric at Orlando West High
School (1975-1976). Due to the student uprising
of 1976 Lt Gen Sedibe was forced to skip the
borders of South Africa to join MK in exile.
completed his military training from 1977 to
1979 in Mozambique, Angola and the Soviet Union.
In July 1979, he survived an ambush in Quibaxe
Angola, where he received medical treatment
until 1981, he was later sent to Germany for
further treatment and medical studies.
for one year, and completed his studies in
Laboratory Diagnostics (1982-1985), and received
a bursary to study medicine after being honoured
with a Humboldt University Award. The General
completed his MBChB and internship in 1993. He
finally returned back to South Africa in 1994 to
join the SA Military Health Service. He worked
as a Medical Officer at 1 Military Hospital
(1995-1998) in the Urology and Surgery
completed all the military courses (Formative
Training to ENSP) from 1995-2000. He became the
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 1 Military
Hospital from 2001-2005. He was laterally
transferred to Directorate Physical Training
Sport and Recreation from 2005 to 2010. He was
GOC Area Military Health Formation HQ from
November 2010 to October 2011. On the 1st
November 2011 he was promoted to the rank of
Major General and currently holds the position
of Chief Director MH Force Preparation. He was
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General
and appointed as the Surgeon General of
the South African Military Health Service as of
the 1st of April 2013.