Cwele gets 12-year sentence

2011-05-06 12:06

Pietermaritzburg - Sheryl Cwele, the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday.

Her Nigerian co-accused Frank Nabolisa received the same sentence.

  • Justin - 2011-05-06 12:10

    12 yrs thats nothing for the crime, dumb assed bi**h should have got life, wonder how much her husband the Minister of State security was involved - thats the next question

      Jan - 2011-05-06 12:22

      Yup he should have been regarded as an accomplice..... how would he not have known, I mean he is the Minister of State security

      April - 2011-05-06 12:25

      Was he unaware of her dealings?

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:28

      The NIA should "investigate" Him

      Perfume - 2011-05-06 12:42

      He is playing dumb!!!!!!!

      SaintBruce - 2011-05-06 13:42

      If I recall the minimum sentence is 15 years , so why only 12? Need to read the judgement I guess. Question: Does she stay at home while an appeal is on the go ( if granted) and not get her bail money ( whose money really?) until that process is completed? How long is this piece of string?

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-06 12:11

    She is going to be out after two years!

      LuvSA - 2011-05-06 12:13

      Sad but true, with our corrupt judicial system she'll be having dinner with Shaik pretty soon.

      Thandi - 2011-05-06 12:25

      A threesome dinner - Cwele, Shaik and Selebi - and the dinner will no doubt be funded by the ANCorruption.

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:30

      @LuvSA Probably on one those romantic cruises on the Indian Ocean (the ones that have a Golf course on board)

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-05-06 12:11

    Justice is served, now when does she start serving this sentence? that would be the cheery on the justice platta

      DeonL - 2011-05-06 13:13

      She will get bail for her appeal, probably then go to the appeals court, then constitutional court, maybe serve time in a year or 2, if any.

  • PhillipvdMerwe - 2011-05-06 12:11

    @ Nawe, What whites?

  • darkwing - 2011-05-06 12:12

    What disease is she going to get that will have her out in 6 months? Probably anal glaucoma. She can't see her ass sitting in prison even for a year.

      poenskop - 2011-05-06 12:21

      Hopefully AIDS.

      Barry - 2011-05-06 14:19

      Vaginittis if you asked me

  • SuBla - 2011-05-06 12:13

    Oh Geee. Tomorrow she has a cold and then she get's bail for medical reasons. What kak!

  • michaelph - 2011-05-06 12:14

    But now what will happen to her golf handicap?

  • drukkie - 2011-05-06 12:14


  • Meneer Smit - 2011-05-06 12:14

    Hell yes!!!

  • nws - 2011-05-06 12:15

    nawe where are u now are u scared of a little comment or the fact that u support your dealers

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:31

      @nws Maybe He is a dealer also Troll alert

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-05-06 12:15

    I bet she will be "terminally ill" within 6 months of her sentence, watch this space

      Barry - 2011-05-06 14:21

      6 months is too long................6 days if you asked me.

  • Perfume - 2011-05-06 12:16

    EXCELLENT FLIPPANT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JJ - 2011-05-06 12:17

    Less than a month, first week in jail hospital, proclaimed terminal,then home and then golf and the shopping centres.

  • Barry - 2011-05-06 12:17

    Ek het alreeds R100 op die FahFee gespeel vanoggend. Ek het nommer 15 gespeel Ek kan net voel ek gaan die China slat vandag en ek weet ek gaan huistoe met so R 3.500 As hy nie genoeg geld het om my vandag uit te betaal sal hy vir my more die ander helfte gee. Julle moet nommer 15 speel vandag. Ons kan baie geld uit hierdie vrou maak.

      jasmin.haumann - 2011-05-06 12:39

      barry jy stout lol

      Perfume - 2011-05-06 12:51


  • Naraku - 2011-05-06 12:17

    How many years did each of the mules get in a foreign prison? She should get the summed amount of years in a foreign prison.

  • - 2011-05-06 12:17

    What happened to the minimum sentence of 16 years?

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:32 - Connections

      Ken - 2012-02-03 21:52

      Minimum without compelling reasons is 15 years. The judge said that he wanted to give her and Frank Nabolisa the same sentence. Frank did not get bail and had already spent about 18 months in prison awaiting trial. She got lucky.

  • julie.khan3 - 2011-05-06 12:18

    Well done!Justice served!u deserved it!Hoping that she does not escape JAIL TERM like Shabir Shaik..neither does she get preferential treatment.Now I know where u got the money for those expensive clothes and a lavish lifestyle.Crime does not pay.

  • Mad man - 2011-05-06 12:20

    This case was concluded so quick in order to discredit the ANC in the up coming local elections - does a problem with the justice system which is so dominated by DA whites judges.

      RobinB - 2011-05-06 12:43

      you are a stupid stupid man.. ANC has brainwashed you with the racist policies...

      Perfume - 2011-05-06 12:54

      I am convinced the followers of the Association of National Criminals cannot think or reason for themselves!!

      Kent007 - 2011-05-06 15:49

      Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad man Yes I can see why!!!

      Ken - 2012-02-03 21:47

      @ Mad man. You really live up to your name.

  • Sarcastic - 2011-05-06 12:20

    she will be out tonite

  • zulufox - 2011-05-06 12:20

    I wouldn't last an hour in jail... 12 years would be an eternity for me... Good luck Miss Cwele, you made your bed, now it time to lay on it! Drugs destroy families, drugs lead to a whole lot of crimes, drugs kill people and I think you got off lightly right there...

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:37

      @zulufox .....But She is still going to live the High life" over their. Like the cell specially reserved for Dewani She is sure to eat the best seafoods,roti,curries,samoosas, international cuisine, sleep on a double bed,have all the toiletries,watch tv on a big screen and drink the finest wines. We know who Her husband is.

      willieman - 2011-05-06 12:44

      You see when you talk sense not racism we all support you Zulufox.We need to get rid of all the wrong things in our country.We need peopl like you to built our nation,it high time we marginalise all the radicals

  • julie.khan3 - 2011-05-06 12:21

    Well done!!!Justice served.Hoping that she does not escape JAIL term like SHABIR SHAIK.All those expensive clothes and a lavish earned from?????And those poor women who were so vulnerable!My prayers go out to them.

  • Reg - 2011-05-06 12:21

    why not the minimum sentence?

  • willieman - 2011-05-06 12:21

    I do not understand how decent people can fall for Nawe rubbish,come on folks do not get so low and comment on Nawe's rubbish

  • RIMRIM - 2011-05-06 12:24

    Is minimum sentence for drug trafficking not 15years?

  • Kooven - 2011-05-06 12:24

    Hahaha... Justice is served! Eat up you FOOL! I want to know what the minister has to say about his beloved after hours activities,lol!

  • Ndumiso - 2011-05-06 12:26

    i dont see how race features in ths deed. greed and satistying lavish lifestyle, not caring about other people's lives by feeding them with drugs is what happened here. she should've got life for this but then again, hubby is top dawg in Parliament...makes u wonder if he didnt know any of this was happening under his nose...

      kitchenboy3 - 2011-05-06 12:38

      Race does not feature in this at all, except for some trolls trying to stirr up trouble. As for her husband the Hon. Minister of state security? REALY does make you wonder. If he can't even keep his house in order just how safe is the state?

      Slayer - 2011-05-06 13:00

      Wonder what was happening under his nose? ROFLMAO... Think you nailed it Ndumiso....

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-06 12:26

    I wonder if the 12 years will be in a prison cell.....

  • swoan - 2011-05-06 12:26

    not bad, 15yrs? she will be back before she reaches menopause!

  • - 2011-05-06 12:26

    We should actually ignore these trashy trolls.

  • Freelance Writer - 2011-05-06 12:27

    12 years is not even the minimum sentence. This cnut should be pulling at least 15. This means she'll be out in 4 years. It pays to have friends in high places.

  • Barry - 2011-05-06 12:31

    The next terminal illness case coming up

  • Talita - 2011-05-06 12:31

    feel like dancing this is the best news ever,she will continue with her modelling habits behind bars.this must be a lesson to other wives who hide behind their well off husbands while killing the nation.As for the nigerian dealer he did what most of them do using South African woman who are always at their service.

  • saffer36 - 2011-05-06 12:31

    Wonder how long she will sit in jail before she takes up golf with pal Shaik...

  • cosmic_99 - 2011-05-06 12:32

    finally some good news in this dump

  • Marcell - 2011-05-06 12:33

    Now she can go to parlemunt.

  • DebbyLou - 2011-05-06 12:34


  • Gorilla - 2011-05-06 12:35

    rergarding Nawe and Maki. Don't feed the drolls. They are glum because their crack source has just come to a grinding halt.

      Slayer - 2011-05-06 12:42

      sniff sniff (pun intended)

      Damask - 2011-05-06 12:43

      Agreed. Let's just throw rocks at them instead

      Barry - 2011-05-06 12:43

      @Gorilla I have a "feeling" that they are part of this syndicate.

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-06 12:35

    Fantastic news!

  • flicknife - 2011-05-06 12:37

    @Nawe all the SAA staff have served as mules for your goddess Cwele. She will be slapped on the wrist with time already served for good behaviour and told not to get caught again.

  • alousav - 2011-05-06 12:40

    She will never see the inside of the jail cell. She will appeal and appeal until it's evenutally swept under the carpet.

      Perfume - 2011-05-06 12:48

      Well there is an article that has just been published, saying she is appealing!!!!! I think she is bloody scared to face prison.

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-06 12:42

    12 years sentence = 3 years before medical parole?

  • Laurie - 2011-05-06 12:43

    Scary when the wife of the Minister of State Security is convicted of a major criminal offence. Of course the Minister knew nothing of his wife's criminal (and, no doubt, lucrative) activities. Bodes well for the country

  • TE-A - 2011-05-06 12:52

    Nawe@ get ur facts rite before you put ur useless comments..PLEASEEEE

  • Dorsy7 - 2011-05-06 12:54

    Let's hope she won't be discharged on medical reasons really soon...

  • rrcatto - 2011-05-06 13:06

    End the American inspired War on Drugs!

  • Prowler - 2011-05-06 13:10

    I say hang the Bitch!

  • shozi - 2011-05-06 13:12

    Nawe don't come here with yo Black n White tendency this is news24 it either u behave or u jump.....

  • Raquel - 2011-05-06 13:12

    Nawe and Maki are the results of INBREEDING...dumb as F@ck....WTF has helen zille got to do with Cwele? OMG! F@cking Stupidity reins supreme with those 2. Im surprised they know how to read and write...cos clearly they understand Jack...(as in JackShit)

  • my2centsnow - 2011-05-06 13:18

    I cannot believe the racism from all races on this site in every article. Shame on News24 for not policing the comments. You idiots are so stupid that make racist remarks. I bet half the trouble is caused by people posing to be a certain race. Wake up people. Ignorance!!! R1000 says this idiot "Nawe" is actually white himself.

      zena - 2011-05-06 13:33

      not even an inbred white can talk so much shit, he is who he is.

  • citizen36M1 - 2011-05-06 13:24

    What happened to the minimum 15 year sentences? Is this another form on Shabirshakiness?