Sheryl Cwele back at work - briefly

2011-05-10 08:10

Durban - Convicted drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele arrived for work as director of health and community services at the Hibiscus Coast Municipality on Monday, attending a meeting at 09:00 and leaving shortly before midday.

Cwele is still employed by the municipality, despite her conviction and 12-year sentence.

Simon Soboyisa, spokesperson for the municipality, said the department will issue a statement regarding its stance on Cwele in due course.

"During the time Cwele was attending the court case she was on leave and she was correct to report for duty.

"We are all aware that the judgment and sentencing only happened at the end of last week and the municipality could only activate its internal systems to deal with the matter after that. The complexity of the matter, given the fact that the crime is a serious one and that she has appealed, warrants an exhaustive approach of dealing with the matter …” Soboyisa added.

Cwele was found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg last Thursday of international drug trafficking and sentenced to 12 years.


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