Lamola appoints Thobakgale as acting Correctional Services Commissioner

Makgothi Thobakgale replaces Arthur Fraser, whose contract was not renewed.

Chief Deputy Commissioner (CDC): Incarceration and Corrections, Samuel Makgothi Thobakgale (right), gets his new insignia from acting National Commissioner Mandla Mkabela. Picture: Department of Correctional Services

CAPE TOWN - Makgothi Thobakgale has been appointed acting Correctional Services Commissioner, replacing Arthur Fraser whose contract was not renewed.

Thobakgale's appointment was made by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola and announced on Monday afternoon.

Thobakgale is a long-serving government employee, having worked in various departments.

His predecessor, Fraser, was recently criticised for granting medical parole to former President Jacob Zuma against the advice of the medical parole advisory board.

This decision is now being challenged in the courts.

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