Sheryl Cwele back at work - briefly
Rowan Sewchurran, The Witness
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
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.