Sheryl Cwele awaits fate on job

2011-08-12 19:00

Durban - Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, will know next Tuesday if she will keep her municipal post, Hibiscus Coast municipality said on Friday.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing against Cwele, the municipality's suspended head of health services, will be made public on Tuesday, municipal manager Sbu Mkhize said.

"The chairperson of the committee has made a ruling on the appropriate sanction and the report will be tabled during the executive committee meeting on Tuesday. We will brief the media on the same day,” Mkhize said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the KwaZulu-Natal premier's coordinating forum in Gateway, Durban.

The highly publicised hearing began in June this year and the committee ruled against Cwele last month.

It was convened to determine if Cwele should keep her post after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on May 6.

She was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Mkhize did not want to divulge the sanction imposed by the committee.

“I cannot tell you that. We have to follow the protocol. The report has to go to the executive committee first before it is made public,” he said.

Asked whether the executive committee can overrule the disciplinary hearing decision, Mkhize said the executive committee would have to come up with valid reasons why it opposed its findings.

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

Read more on:    siyabonga cwele  |  sheryl cwele  |  durban  |  pietermaritzburg

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

It may be hard to maintain a steady rhythm as you find yourself juggling a zillion things. Slow down a little and let go of more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.