Cwele’s lawyer delays filing court papers

2010-02-02 15:00

THE filing of bail application papers for Sheryl Cwele, 50, wife of

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was delayed in the Pietermaritzburg

High Court today.

Cwele’s lawyer Mvuseni Ngubane yesterday said the papers were to

have been lodged early today.


By 1.30pm, Cwele’s legal team had yet to file the bail application

papers.

The bail hearing is set to take place on Friday.


Cwele and Frank Nabolis, a Nigerian arrested last month, face three

charges.


These are: 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 kilogrammes of cocaine from South

America.


Beetge was arrested in Sao Paulo by Brazilian police on June 13,

2008. Police found 9,2kg of cocaine concealed in her baggage.


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

for drug trafficking.

 

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