Cwele’s co-accused heavily guarded in court

2010-02-12 10:19

FRANK Nabolisa, Sheryl Cwele’s co-accused in a drug trafficking

case, arrived at the Pietermaritzburg High Court today heavily guarded by four

police officers and shackled in foot chains.

Cwele, wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was granted

R100,000 bail last Friday.

She was in court for Nabolisa’s bail hearing but it was expected

she would not have to attend the whole of his hearing.

Cwele was accompanied by friends and relatives. Three of Nabolisa’s

relatives were in court.

Cwele and Nabolisa face charges of dealing or conspiring to deal in

drugs; procuring a woman called Charmaine Moss to collect drugs in Turkey; and

procuring another woman, Tessa Beetge, to smuggle nine kilograms of cocaine from

South America.

Brazilian police arrested Beetge in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 13,

2008.

They found 9,2kg of cocaine concealed in her baggage.

She is currently serving an eight-year jail sentence in Sao Paulo

for drug trafficking.

Nabolisa, who was arrested in December on different charges,

briefly appeared in a Johannesburg court immediately after his arrest.

Today will be his first court appearance in connection with the

international drug syndicate case involving Cwele.


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