​Thabiso Monkoe was 

born in 1960. In 1976 

he was one of the students 

who mobilised for the upris-

ings resulting in the June 

1976 Soweto uprising. He is 

a June’76 survivor and activ-

ist. Thabiso studied Dental 

technology and Biochemistry at Munster University 

in West Germany, while in exile. In 1998 he joined 

the South African National Defence Force and was 

placed in the Logistics Department in 1 Military 

Hospital and later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 

and deployed to the Defence Force Headquarters as 

a Project Officer for the acquisition of Chemical and 

Biological Defence Systems. Currently he is a retired 

military veteran and a hobby Photographer.


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