Department of Correctional Services officials are now receiving managment training to assist them in coping with the increasing stress of dealing with large volumes of prisoners. A warder at an East London Prison keeps a close eye on prisoners. 241006 Picture: Steve Lawrence

Cape Town - Zach Modise has been appointed acting national commissioner of correctional services by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Mike Masutha.

Modise replaced the department's chief operations officer, Nontsikelelo Jolingana, who filled in that post from September, last Friday.

He has since appointed the area commissioner of the Johannesburg area, Mandla Mkabela, as the acting regional commissioner for Gauteng.