|Country South Africa|
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
|Allegiance Republic of South Africa
Republic of South Africa|
Branch South African Army South African Army
Zeerust Commando was a light infantry regiment of the South African Army. It formed part of the South African Army Infantry Formation as well as the South African Territorial Reserve.
This unit, along with all other Commando units was disbanded after a decision by South African President Thabo Mbeki to disband all Commando Units. The Commando system was phased out between 2003 and 2008 “because of the role it played in the apartheid era”, according to the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula.