Drug dealer Sheryl Cwele fired

2011-08-16 14:39

Johannesburg - Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, has been fired by the Hibiscus Coast Municipality, the SABC reported on Tuesday.

A disciplinary hearing found her guilty on all charges. She has ten days to appeal, the broadcaster reported.

Cwele was the head of health services in the municipality.

The disciplinary hearing against her began in June this year and the committee ruled against her last month.

It was convened to determine if she should keep her post after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on May 06.

Cwele was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

She is appealing her drug dealing conviction and is out on R100 000 bail.

  • static - 2011-08-16 14:43

    well done, delayed but well done nevertheless

      michaelx - 2011-08-16 14:46


      Green Oaks - 2011-08-16 14:52

      What is the bet this idiot scum will now go to the CCMA for unfair dismissal.

      Observer - 2011-08-16 14:54

      Anyone know if she has to, or will pay back the salary she drew while under investigation? If I remember correctly, she's meant to pay it all back after being found guilty.

      kidblack - 2011-08-16 15:02

      easy come, easy go.

      cliffarc - 2011-08-16 15:02

      - Clearly she's not part of the elite inner circle corruption syndicate. Whilst this is good news, the big Fish are still at large and untouchable.

      PB - 2011-08-16 15:09

      @Observer My thoughts exactly! I am not going to hold my breath - the chances of her repaying that money is ZERO. Just another criminal ANC bigshot. And then they wonder why we are so against the ANC.

      Diablo7 - 2011-08-16 15:28

      She smuggled her way out of a good is nice

      Kevin - 2011-08-16 15:29

      Will she become President of the country now?

      DW - 2011-08-16 15:29

      Green Oaks, the reason this whole process took so long is so that the municipality was able to follow due process. If she bothers to go to CCMA they will not find in her favour as the letter of the law was followed in full

      Vernon - 2011-08-16 15:31

      Well done noooo,this headline should have read "Sheryl Cwele hands herself over to prison officials.That will be well done boet.

      McDaNife - 2011-08-16 15:35

      Job well done even it kept the public in the dark.

      Green Tea - 2011-08-16 15:42

      Now they need to fire her husband, minister of security, REALLY! How secure are we supposed to feel knowing that he was either complicent with her drug trafficing or he is extremely incompetent and was unable to notice his wife was a drug dealing criminal?

      frangelico - 2011-08-16 15:55

      static it is a victory,but we still have to see if she will be jailed for her part in the drug smuggleing charge.I also find it very strange that the MINISTER FOR STATE SECURITY ,knew nothing to me thats a joke. Seeing as he holds such a important job in the government don't you think he should loose his job as well?Just a thought.

      kungfupanda - 2011-08-16 18:02

      LOL, head of health, drug dealer in her spare time....

      Charles N - 2011-08-17 10:01

      If she's married under community of property, or ANC with accrual, then surely her husband is also liable for paying back the debt??

      2sense - 2011-08-17 11:36

      Makes you question the competency/integrity of her husband. If he does not know what his own wife is up to - how can he possibly be minister of state security.

  • TaylorMade09 - 2011-08-16 14:44

    Karma is a b#tch Cwele...tsk tsk tsk...:-)

      Kevin - 2011-08-16 15:31

      And do you know that her husband knew nothing about it .

      alansmart223 - 2011-08-16 16:19

      I find it extremely difficult to believe that her husband could not have known about her escapades, and if so could be considered an accessorie during and after the fact. Come On D.A.! You can shake this curruption right down to it's foundations. Lets have him investigated. He may be innocent, but on the other hand .....Who knows?

  • Airborne68 - 2011-08-16 14:44

    YES!!! At last, somebody with balls.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-08-16 14:44

    no wonder it was snowing....miracles do happen!

      onthefence - 2011-08-16 14:57

      Talking about snow.....Cheryl, how much for a gram?

      darkwing - 2011-08-16 15:00

      You can ask for a blow as well.

      PB - 2011-08-16 15:10

      @onthefence - you crack me up!!!

      Slayer - 2011-08-16 15:13

      Calm down boys, she is a heroin in some peoples eyes

      daaivark - 2011-08-16 15:21

      SHe's got plenty of blow. That's why she's in trouble.

      Vernon - 2011-08-16 15:34

      The'higher'you go the cooler the breeze

      DandyLion - 2011-08-16 16:01

      Charge her for Amy Winehouse's death as well - she must have given Amy the crack!

      Daan - 2011-08-16 16:05

      Well, if she does eventualy end up in jail, then at least she will know how to start her own drug sindicate in there. practice makes perfect.

  • Anneleen - 2011-08-16 14:45 last...good to know.

  • Sickoflondon - 2011-08-16 14:46

    Her husband should be audited... There is no way that he did not either benefit directly or indirectly from this alleged activity. If he spent more than the combined earnings of the couple, then he is a beneficiary of criminal activity and is liable to prosecution.

  • drukkie - 2011-08-16 14:46

    Might be a bit hard when you are in jail????

  • Comic - 2011-08-16 14:46

    Hope she gets Scr@wd in jail for waisting our money.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 05:30

      Screwed?....Hell NO!!!!!!!! LICKED???? Hell YES!

  • Advocate - 2011-08-16 14:46

    This is your lot when you fall out favour with ANC. Now for the Travelgate MPs, Gen Cele, Minister Shabangu,Malema, Minister of Local Govt (Whats the patient's name again?)and others

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 05:32

      The whole LOT that you have mentioned, have "RETIRED HURT" ANC's way of "SWEEPING IT UNDER THE CARPET"

      frangelico - 2011-08-17 12:55

      Advocate,Don't you think it should start at the top.Mr.zuma No1 travel down all the way down.All of them have some real mean skelatons in their closets.Only then will I feel vindicated. But Advocate I hear you they must start somewhere.

  • Chris - 2011-08-16 14:46

    found quilty - sentenced 12 years - out on bail walking free - smuggling drugs - should go straight to jail after you are caught red handed NO bail, and 12 years is not enough for what she did. who paid R100k - hubby maybe?

      Collitjies - 2011-08-16 15:20

      Tax payer, who else.

  • Sisie - 2011-08-16 14:47

    Should have been done along time ago. But having a husband with connections helps i guess. My guess is she will pull a "shaik" and get out of jail free, with a hefty payout.

      Slackie - 2011-08-16 14:52

      Her jailtime will be in Limbo ....... Or Hawai

      Rose - 2011-08-16 16:22

      you are so right, she has the right connections in the corrupt government; just like Shaik, always in hospital cause he was supposed to be so sick and dying,

  • evertpbotha - 2011-08-16 14:48

    She won't do time.

      alansmart223 - 2011-08-16 16:28

      Probably not, but it is possibly a family business. At least they, She and her cohert's have been brought to light. 10 out of 10 for the justice system.. and especialy the judge who showed he has balls

  • kieron - 2011-08-16 14:49

    really! convicted drug dealer fired??? shocking!

      Dal68 - 2011-08-16 14:52

      Couldn't believe it myself, what is happening in SA!!!

      Cunning Runt - 2011-08-16 15:37

      This is disgusting take them to the CCMA Sheryl!

      maseratifitt - 2011-08-16 21:30

      Lack of transformation in our justice system.

      frangelico - 2011-08-20 22:00

      cunning runt,I don't know if you are serious or not but if you are,I sincerely hope that someone you love dearly , perhaps your child,brother gets hooked on the drugs that this filth(can't call her a woman)has been peddling,she has' had no sympathy for the lives she destroyed,the anguish she has put the families through,as for her spouse,he should be jailed too,there is no way in hell you or anyone can convince me he knew nothing,he was probably in it with her,but she took the fall. Very noble you might say, there is nothing noble in knowing and doing nothing about it.One thing I fail to understand is when other races are prosecuted,there is a humbleness in their demeanor but these blacks look so f***ing arrogant even when found guilty. As if to say nothing will be done to me.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-16 14:49

    Great news....

  • HumanKind - 2011-08-16 14:50

    Party time. Now it's time to "kick a dog when it's down" Literally and figuratively

      R.Suppards - 2011-08-16 17:39

      Should read" Kick the bitch when she's down"

  • Slackie - 2011-08-16 14:51

    Eish..... I must go to the CCMA.

  • Fedup - 2011-08-16 14:52

    What goes around, comes around. Well done and congratulations to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality for doing the correct thing.

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-08-16 14:53

    The wheels of justice turns very slowly, but hey justice has been served finally. This is really breaking news!!!

      DW - 2011-08-16 15:45

      Zizo, justice will only be served when she is behind bars. What took so long? I have had disciplinary hearings for staff before and the whole process, including termination of service, has taken about a week. And in the meantime she has been drawing a salary at taxpayers expense. This is a traversty of justice. We should be happy that it has finally happened, but the HR department at Hibiscus Coast municipality should be investigated for delaying it for so long.

      Risen Ape - 2011-08-16 16:44

      This is outrages! How can she be found guilty if she' the wife of a State Security Minister? Who do the people at Hibiscus Coast Municipality think they are to do this thing?

  • burtfred - 2011-08-16 14:53

    Hallelujah! Finally! I can't beleive she still has the right to appeal. No doubt, Hibiscus Coast are already looking for another suitable cadre to replace her.

      DW - 2011-08-16 15:48

      The law says she has a right to appeal. No matter how guilty she is, she is entitled to be treated fairly under the law. The question is why the whole process took so long. She should have had a hearing and been fired months ago. In the meantime she was drawing her full salary. That sounds more like unfair (favourable) treatment to me than the fact that she has the right to appeal.

      allows - 2011-08-17 11:29

      DW. If I remember correctly, she has to pay her monthly salary back for the process period because she was found guilty. I stand to be corrected.

  • FU2 - 2011-08-16 14:53


  • Made_In_SA - 2011-08-16 14:53

    Good Riddance to bad rubbish! bout friggin time they fired this criminals fat backside!

  • chris.debeer1 - 2011-08-16 14:55

    Ag Shame!!!

  • The_Rock - 2011-08-16 14:55

    Michaelx I agree all we need now is for Malema to go to jail then this is the best day we had on news.

  • whatsinaname - 2011-08-16 14:55

    No wonder our health department is in such a state. People like this appointed to manage it.

      Klip - 2011-08-16 15:57

      Just imagine how they are going to run the coming NHI!!!

  • dwnwitjuju - 2011-08-16 14:57

    About time...She should have been fired on the spot.

  • Ann - 2011-08-16 14:59

    Wow - a decision at last! Let it be an example to others who think they are protected by their ANC.

  • Pool4Life - 2011-08-16 14:59

    About Bl**dy time....

  • PMG - 2011-08-16 15:00

    Dont stress folks,she already has a new job in Hilbrow with some friendly Nigerians.

  • flummoxed - 2011-08-16 15:00

    About bleeding time someone caught a wake-up and sent this pedler to jail where she belongs.

  • Michelle - 2011-08-16 15:01

    When does the jail sentence begin?

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-16 15:02

    Tommorrow in court again to get her job back?

  • tshepo.theman - 2011-08-16 15:03

    VIVA VIVA AMANDLA... well done this is good news.... this druge dealer Cwele must go straight to hell we dont need her likes in this country of mine....I commend the hibiscus municipality for their good work firing this trash....

      Spaffy - 2011-08-16 15:39

      this is the second thing you said today that I actually agree with. shocking

      spiderkzn - 2011-08-16 15:40

      finally you are someone who i dislike that I'm agree with you. AMANDA!

  • Benzo - 2011-08-16 15:04

    Might as well fire her, she wont come to work for 12 years. Or would she otherwise keep her salary while doing time??

  • Darwinian - 2011-08-16 15:04

    Hey you drug-dealing-destroyer-of-lives-overweight-cow...YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL!!!

  • virtualv - 2011-08-16 15:04

    well Done! finally!

  • jeremy - 2011-08-16 15:04

    She deserves to go, no question. But legally I think they should have waited until after her criminal appeal is heard. They'll look pretty stupid if her appeal succeeds and she's found not guilty....

  • Peché Africa - 2011-08-16 15:05

    this will be one of those people that develop a brain tumor and gets release to live her last "few" months as a free person.

  • WhiteMalema - 2011-08-16 15:06

    Wat De F@K?

  • Jimmyfuse - 2011-08-16 15:06

    ahhhh!!! 12 years in Jail will be sweet Cwele!!! and just when you thought you were untouchable.........

  • Ben - 2011-08-16 15:07

    Step 1. Done. Now for Step she still getting paid?

  • lollie sue - 2011-08-16 15:07

    A moment we have been waiting for, now lock her up. Goodwork!

  • King Msendi - 2011-08-16 15:07

    After twenty eleventeen years… How can you keep alleged drug in a job dealer for so long…

  • Viv - 2011-08-16 15:07

    Hai-bo! Someone of the corrupt, greedy and thieving government actually got fired?! And she is black? Well I never. No wonder it is snowing in JHB. Never did we think we would see the day that these thieves would not be able to hide behind their colour. Sniff sniff - smell that kids - that is a faint smell of freedom from these idiots.

      Ubhejane - 2011-08-16 15:45

      And who are these idiots Viv? Blacks I suppose?

  • Hectic - 2011-08-16 15:09

    The best news I've heard today!

  • call a spade - 2011-08-16 15:10

    The wife of the minister of state security is a drug dealer while being the head of health services. Bizarre.

  • Debonaire - 2011-08-16 15:11

    Jail time and a diet of coke is what she deserves - remember she was feedng our kids with the stuff the bitch

  • Illuminated - 2011-08-16 15:12

    did this species of disease go to jail?

  • EmptyCan - 2011-08-16 15:16

    "It was convened to determine if she should keep her post after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on May 06." This sums up the state of morality and corrupt tendencies in SA. Did they actually have to convene to determine whether a convicted criminal should be in a senior position? Fckn hillarious, but looking at the government and the state of the country, its actually no surprise!

      Ubhejane - 2011-08-16 15:46

      You really are empty, move to London if this country is so bad, no one is stopping you.

      maseratifitt - 2011-08-16 21:36

      A lovely country, Ubhejane. Just a pity it is infested with Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption.

  • EmptyCan - 2011-08-16 15:17

    Will now get re-deployed to some ministry, she's got the right credentials for it.

  • Johnny - 2011-08-16 15:19

    Bravo, can you still be out on bail once convicted???