Sheryl Cwele takes employer to court
Durban - Convicted drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele has taken the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to the labour court over the non-payment of her salary.
Cwele, who is still appealing her 12-year sentence, was suspended without pay from her directorship post after she was found guilty with Nigerian Frank Nabolisa of drug trafficking by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.
It was reported in a Sunday newspaper that Cwele’s lawyer, Mvuseni Ngubane, confirmed that the matter was taken to the court and was settled.
Contacted by The Witness for comment on Sunday, Ngubane declined to discuss her affairs on her instructions.
Hibiscus municipal manager Sbu Mkhize confirmed that the council was taken to court.
“There is an engagement of that nature and we are applying our minds to it. The issue pertains to payment of salaries, but we are applying our minds to that,” said Mkhize.
Cwele was on special leave throughout her trial and was suspended after she was convicted. A month later her pay was stopped.
The Hibiscus Coast Municipality has held a disciplinary hearing for Cwele, but the outcome has yet to be announced.