Hearing rules against Sheryl Cwele

2011-07-28 16:49

Durban - A disciplinary hearing has ruled against convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, her lawyer said on Thursday.

"The disciplinary hearing committee ruled against her and we have been requested to make submissions (in mitigation of sentence)," Cwele's advocate, Mvuseni Ngubane, told Sapa.

The hearing was convened to determine if Cwele should keep her post as the Hibiscus Coast municipality’s health director after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on May 6.

She was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.

Hibiscus Coast municipality municipal manager Sbu Mkhize also confirmed that the ruling had been made.

"The chairperson of the committee has made a ruling and has requested both parties to submit mitigating and aggravating circumstances to enable him to hand down a sanction," said Mkhize.

Ngubane said he was still waiting for the employer to make its submissions.

The outcome of the hearing was expected to be made public next Friday.

Cwele is the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

She is appealing her drug dealing conviction and is out on R100 000 bail.

  • jen - 2011-07-28 16:54

    No no no. If she was a corporate employ, she would have lost her job right there and then. finish and klaar. Put this women in jail. With Jub Jub.

      Sly.Source - 2011-07-28 17:22

      How many women?

      Sly.Source - 2011-07-28 17:22

      How many women?

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-28 18:02

      "She is appealing her drug dealing conviction and is out on R100 000 bail." where does that cash come from pls.Is it from her drug money or more realistically from her husband and the anc....more of our tax money going to waist!

      alicia - 2011-07-30 14:17

      Women? Woman? How many people has this woman murdered? And how in the world did her husband not know. Stop this dragging of feet, and put them in jail where they belong. Justice, we want Justice for All!

  • Taurusaurus - 2011-07-28 16:55

    "She is appealing her drug dealing conviction and is out on R100 000 bail." Sheryl Cwele has R100,000 to throw around as bail money? Good grief, the ill-gotten profits of crime continue to flow freely.

  • Poena - 2011-07-28 17:01


  • jock - 2011-07-28 17:02

    our justice system is very sick

  • Spikes Boss - 2011-07-28 17:02

    Well done Hibiscus Coast. Appeal Court, please do the right thing too.

  • iDubula - 2011-07-28 17:03

    How ironic having a drug dealer as the Health Director.

      Chewbacca - 2011-07-28 17:23

      More ironic is the fact her husband is the state security minister

      Bidartbru - 2011-07-28 17:33

      I see a movie, a comedy, being made about this piece of trash!

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-28 17:40

      Yes, it's like a layer-cake, rich with veins of irony. It also has other nuggets, like the catch-22 that faces the security minister. If he was aware of her "enterprise", he is not fit to hold the post, and if he was unaware, he is also not fit to hold the position. Strange days.

      LuLuBug - 2011-07-28 18:17


      Babba x - 2011-07-28 18:32

      At least they can give you some dope to make you feel better when there is no medication available

  • croix - 2011-07-28 17:03


  • Neil - 2011-07-28 17:07

    She was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment. Music to my ears.. I can't wait for Malema to stand trial, the silly boy..

  • Markal - 2011-07-28 17:08

    She'll still get full pay...

      dragon - 2011-07-28 17:57


  • Happygas - 2011-07-28 17:12

    is this a joke

  • Slapper - 2011-07-28 17:17

    She should by all rights be unemployed and in Jail now. SHe is responsible for untold misery. Dealing drugs to people who must steal from others to support their deadly habit.

  • Gambu - 2011-07-28 17:21

    Congratulations to the team for doing the right thing and following procedure which is quite important.

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-07-28 17:25

    This is insane!She's a convicted criminal!On what planet does a convicted criminal still keep their job?Oh wait, outs. The "banana republic". As each day goes by, I'm getting more and more embarrassed about being South African.

  • Thor - 2011-07-28 17:27

    Please note although the article does not mention it this woman is an anc representative. (may be stating the obvious but the anc should not be spared when their representatives are crimanals.)

      JR - 2011-07-29 11:34

      Problem with that logic is that if we removed all criminal ANC members from government positions we would loose the ability to function due to the quantity. Add the other parties criminal content and we would no longer have any goverment officials or ministers. The criminal history of our parliament alone sounds like the Top Wanted list of the FBI or MI6

  • Chibuli - 2011-07-28 17:40

    No bail... no parole. And she must be blacklisted so that she can never again hold public office. She must be named and shamed in an online register of corrupt politicians! It's the only way to deal with corruption in South African politics.

  • george60 - 2011-07-28 17:48

    Shame may be she is still in denial,this woman is bad, please send her to the Royal Hotel for her 12 year leave as prescribe by the Judge. Or is she also above the law, like Uncle Zuma says you are innocent until found guilty.

  • dragon - 2011-07-28 17:56

    To determine if Cwele should keep her post as the Hibiscus Coast municipality’s health director after she was convicted of drug dealing .....For heaven's sake, she has been FOUND GUILTY AND SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS. How can she possibly keep her job? What idiots!

  • Roesie1 - 2011-07-28 19:06

    She appealed against her salary with drawl and won the case!!! We as normal citizens will never have this benefit. Lock her up for life like in Brasilia and throw the keys away. Or have her case sent to Botswana and have her hung within 12 hours. She deserves the death penalty

      tryanything - 2011-08-02 19:31

      Meat is hung Criminals are hanged. E

  • Chaosfontein - 2011-07-28 19:29

    lock up the bitch

      Ai! Ai! - 2011-08-13 08:17

      Chaosfontein, Should you not rather than call her a bitch be in prayer for her?

  • maseratifitt - 2011-07-28 20:32

    I wonder what work she was actually doing. Looks like the Hibiscus Coast Municipality can get along just fine without this "director".

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  • Joy Thorpe - 2011-07-29 08:05

    NO BAIL - lock her up and throw away the Key !

  • Dav - 2011-07-29 08:13

    Guilty of drug dealing, well done sweetie. We will give you a raise and a higher postion in the ANC you are a true cadre and comrade. Well done for holding up the ideals of the ANC brotherhood comrade. Please some one just lock the bitch up.

  • JR - 2011-07-29 11:32

    This drug dealer should be in jail and not even contesting her employment in government. Why are there different rules for her? You adn I would be enjoying our stay as sentenced.

  • Johan - 2011-07-29 13:37

    Johan Drug dealers are the scum of the earth and MRS Cwele is no exception. You MRS Cwele and your Nigerian cohort deserve the death sentence for the unbelievable misery you caused many people through your elicit dealings. You have no shame. What on this good earth entitles you to keep your job. If you had just a fraction of decency in you, you would have resigned at the very first instance this all came to light. Your greed and lack of a moral compass obviously keeps you going so that you can rape every last vestige of money you can lay your hands on. May you get in life exactly what you deserve, nothing more and nothing less.

  • Heks - 2011-07-29 21:14

    I am a ratepayer on the Hibiscus Coast, and I demand that she be paid off. She is a criminal, finished and klaar. But in this country criminals have all the say!!!

  • Ai! Ai! - 2011-08-13 08:09

    "There go I, but for the grace of God' (John Wesley?). 'Let those of you who have no sin cast the first stone' (Jesus).

  • Ai! Ai! - 2011-08-13 10:07

    Let not the sins of others by your condemnation thereof lay bare the blackness of your own heart!

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