Sheryl Cwele turns to ConCourt for lesser sentence

2013-07-11 08:27

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Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, the ex-wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, has turned to the Constitutional Court to get her prison term reduced.

She asked Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to reduce her 20-year jail sentence to 12 years, Beeld reported today.

Cwele and her co-accused, Nigerian national Frank Nabolisa, were initially convicted in May 2011 of dealing in cocaine by Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Piet Koen and each sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.

The Supreme Court of Appeal later increased their sentences to 20 years.

Nabolisa then won an appeal against the harsher sentence in the Constitutional Court.

Now Cwele has filed a similar application.

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