|121 South African Infantry Battalion - (7 members)
121 Battalion (121 SAI) [Afr: 121 Suid-Afrikaanse Infanteriebataljon] was officially established at Jozini in Northern Natal on 23 April 1979 as the nucleus of a future KwaZulu defence force. Zulu chief minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi however refused "independence" for his homeland and the battalion stayed within the South African Defence Force. During 1980 a platoon went for border duty in South West Africa and did extremely well. The unit moved to its new site outside Mtubatuba in the Dukuduku State Forest on 9 July 1981. (Dukuduku is the Zulu word for "being lost"). The unit deployed to northern SWA and southern Angola in the mid-1980s during the Border War and afterwards served at home in a counterinsurgency role. The unit received its National Colours in 1989 and its Unit Colours in 1994. 121 SA Infantry Battalion was honoured with the "Freedom of the Borough of Umhlanga" on 25 November 1989 as well as the "Freedom of the Borough of Mtubatuba" on 19 November 1994.
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