Cwele to appear for hearing

2011-06-29 07:35

A disciplinary hearing against convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, will take place today.

The Sowetan newspaper reported that the hearing would determine Cwele’s future as director of health services at the Hibiscus Coast municipality, municipal manager S’bu Mkhize was quoted as saying.

She is currently on suspension with no pay.

Cwele and Nigerian national Frank Nabolisa were sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment each on May 6 in the Pietermaritzburg High Court for drug dealing.

Several days later, the council agreed Cwele should not receive an income as of June 10, and that a formal disciplinary hearing should take place.

The pair pleaded not guilty to recruiting drug mule Tessa Beetge, who is serving a prison sentence in Brazil, and attempting to procure another woman, Charmaine Moss, to collect drugs in Turkey.

Moss turned down the offer because she suspected something was amiss.

Cwele was appealing her conviction, and was out on R100 000 bail. Nabolisa was currently in custody and intended appealing both the sentence and conviction.

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

Traffic Alerts
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.