Gen Motshabi Phanuel Sehloho was
born in Wesselsbron in the Free
State on 30 January 1961. He started
his schooling in Wesselsbron and
ended up in Itsoseng Township at
Tswelelopele High School doing his
final Senior Certificate in 1981.
1983, he joined the then
Bophuthatswana Defence Force and
underwent training as an infantry
soldier. He qualified as a Platoon
Commander and was promoted to a rank
of Second Lieutenant. After serving
a few years as a Platoon Commander,
he underwent pupil pilot training
and qualified as a military pilot.
He integrated into the SANDF in 1994
as a Captain. He was re-mustered to
Military Intelligence specialising
in Counter Intelligence after
failing his flying medical.
he was appointed as a Directing
Staff at the Officer Forming Wing at
SAAF College. In 1998, he completed
the Junior Commandant Staff Course.
In 1999 he was promoted to the rank
of Major and appointed as Staff
Officer Counter Intelligence Force
In 2001, he was promoted to the rank
of Lt Col and continued to serve as
Staff Officer Counter Intelligence
In 2005, he completed the Joint
Senior Commandant Staff Programme.
In 2006, he was promoted to the rank
of Colonel and appointed as Senior
Staff Officer Counter Intelligence.
In 2007, he completed the Executive
National Security Programme.
In 2009, he was appointed as Senior
Staff Officer (Inspector) Operations
Evaluation in the Inspector General
of the Air Force.
In 2011, he was revalidated for
flying and re-mustered as a pilot.
Gen Sehloho is married and is
blessed with a wife and three sons.
His hobbies are reading and
gardening. In his spare time, he
does odd jobs especially bricklaying
to keep fit.