Sheryl Cwele awaits fate on job

2011-08-12 19:00

Durban - Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele, wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, will know next Tuesday if she will keep her municipal post, Hibiscus Coast municipality said on Friday.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing against Cwele, the municipality's suspended head of health services, will be made public on Tuesday, municipal manager Sbu Mkhize said.

"The chairperson of the committee has made a ruling on the appropriate sanction and the report will be tabled during the executive committee meeting on Tuesday. We will brief the media on the same day,” Mkhize said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the KwaZulu-Natal premier's coordinating forum in Gateway, Durban.

The highly publicised hearing began in June this year and the committee ruled against Cwele last month.

It was convened to determine if Cwele should keep her post after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on May 6.

She was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

Mkhize did not want to divulge the sanction imposed by the committee.

“I cannot tell you that. We have to follow the protocol. The report has to go to the executive committee first before it is made public,” he said.

Asked whether the executive committee can overrule the disciplinary hearing decision, Mkhize said the executive committee would have to come up with valid reasons why it opposed its findings.

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

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-12 19:15

    what?She has been found guilty how the hell can they think of not dismissing her?

      onetickie - 2011-08-12 19:33

      Agree! AM SPEECHLESS - a convicted drug dealer and they are still debating her fate! What a brilliant message to South Africans. Crime obviously pays via drug dealing and also by way of being considered to stay in her job! WHAT AN EFFING STUFF UP OF A GOVERNMENT/JUSTICE SYSTEM SA HAS.

      James Weather - 2011-08-12 19:44

      SHE IS A CONVICTED DRUG DEALER !!!!!!! SHE MUST BE FIRED!!!! Lord help these lost souls who have lost their moral compass .... Siyabonga Cwele: You should have stepped down OR divorced your wife .... State Security Minister & International drug trafficker live together? – Hows that for a conflict of interest!!!

      Met - 2011-08-12 20:08

      The husband claims to be separated from the drug dealer? He is security minister but is oblivious to her drug dealing? Sure, my grandfather is the pope!Maybe she misunderstood her job description - she confused drugs and medicine? Yeh, yeh. I said that SA has 5-7 yrs- make that 5 at most.

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 20:15

      jockvanwyk,I am completely Speechless,Can only put my thoughts through comments page,pay reinstated,maybe keep her job?Crickey seems that doing crime in this country really does pay.If you are black that is.What a traversty of justice.Pushing drugs,why does her fate still need to be debated?DIGUSTING our justice system stinks more with each passing day.

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 20:21

      James,Firing is too good for her remember one of her mules is serving time in a foreign jail.She should also be locked up.She is directly responsible for many young deaths in her country,I also feel very strong-ly ,its not possible her husband could not have known of her activities.

      Gomez - 2011-08-13 08:36

      This drug dealer should be in prison,nevermind the blerrie job!!

      DW - 2011-08-13 21:48

      I think you may find that they will be dismissing her. They just had to follow procedure to stop her going to CCMA.

  • Bart Zimzon - 2011-08-12 19:17

    make her a minister of disciplinary hearings, already. there is no such minister, so we need one urgently.

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 21:46

      I never turned anyone away from my door asking for food,always blacks. this witch I would like to call her a more appropriate name does not deserve any leniancy or pity.I would make her a toilet cleaner in the prison I hope she will be sent to.MRS CELE,do you have any children? if you do I hope & pray that they get hooked on tthe drugs you peddle. You need to see the hopelessness in the addict,the desperation on the families,the violence towards their own when they need money for a nother fix.When next I read A paper I hope to read Mr& MRS Cwele's child found dead from overdose,that for me will be more painfull for you than any sentence.God works in mysterious ways.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-13 10:18

      Why is the B*tch still walking the streets???? She sould have been LOCKED UP MONTHS AGO!!!!!!!!!! What is it with the ANC Run GOVT???? Different laws for different people in South Africa! If you ain't CONNECTED, you AIN'T PROTECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shiraazz - 2011-08-12 19:17

    WTF?? Hearing for what?

  • Frankie - 2011-08-12 19:17

    Only in Africa...

      onetickie - 2011-08-12 19:35

      Only in SOUTH Africa. am sure Bostsana would never accept a situation like this - or Nigeria for that matter!

      ryan.macdougall - 2011-08-12 19:40

      keeping her job? shes a convicted drug dealer of high class drugs should be debating her prison sentence. Dealers go to jail period.

  • Bart Zimzon - 2011-08-12 19:18

    or Minister of Funny Bishops. to control that pippo.

  • Frankie - 2011-08-12 19:20

    On second thoughts, my job is online. Why couldn't she conduct her job with a nice high speed (no pun) ADSL from her new (hopefully) office space ?

  • shiraazz - 2011-08-12 19:22

    Its easier to get fired in government if you aint black

      onetickie - 2011-08-12 19:36

      And you only get into government if you are a member of the ANC!!

      shiraazz - 2011-08-12 20:34

      She will work through the bars, I guess

  • SP - 2011-08-12 19:23

    I really like humus with jam

  • Agent - 2011-08-12 19:23

    How can this even be concidered???????????

  • JadedJay - 2011-08-12 19:23

    Seriously...not even in Zimbabwe do convicted criminals keep their jobs. This is sickening!So how many criminals do we have in government now? No wonder crime rates and corruption are at peak levels. How can they not be when criminals run the country?

  • Jeff - 2011-08-12 19:24

    Wonder what Tutu has to say?

      onetickie - 2011-08-12 19:38

      I wish to GOD Tutu would say something loud and clear. SA really going belly-up. With the likes of zooma & jarse around there is not much hope for SAs future ....

      Netherlands - 2011-08-13 10:20

      TUTU would say: Aye..Aye ...Aye..... I see.... the....the....the....the..... Ministers erm ...erm. ... erm... WIFE....."

  • jevoixtout - 2011-08-12 19:25

    Does Mrs Whatsherface plan on running her office from her jail cell? And why is she out on bail while the appeal is pending? Yeah ok, I know, silly questions.

  • Anonymus - 2011-08-12 19:27

    is this cow still not in prison yet!! what is wrong with this justice system??

  • amabok - 2011-08-12 19:27

    she was sentenced to 12 years in jail. Why is she NOT in Jail!?! An appeal of the conviction is made from jail. The cANCer's mafia ministers do not acknowledge the existence of the judiciary let alone the law.

      onetickie - 2011-08-12 19:41

      @amabok: I so agree with you. But problem is she is ANC member, has connections in government so she will walk free. SA HAS LOST ALL IT'S CREDIBILITY.

      majordad.007 - 2011-08-12 20:59

      She should be in jail. Then follow the appeal process. This should be denied because of drugs. She is responsible for any number of juveniles and idiot adults being enslaved. The East has the solution. Hang... There should be no appeal as it has been heard, tried, and found guilty. Stuff it, this is the time to impose justice.

  • Born To Fish - 2011-08-12 19:30

    Fire her! The love for criminals in this country should end!

  • antoinette.v.plas - 2011-08-12 19:45

    kan nie glo wat ek lees nie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Die regering is een groot joke.

  • Nipcat - 2011-08-12 19:45

    Her being allowed to keep her job after being found guilty would be disgusting. What do you have to do to be fired. Talk about protected employment!

  • T de J - 2011-08-12 19:46

    at least she had experience in the pharmacitucaly department and was well traveled . ARE WE A BUNCH OF UNEDUCATED MONKEYS TO ACCEPT THIS . I THROW IN MY TOWEL.

  • PhilaG - 2011-08-12 19:51

    what a joke of a country this has think..there are some people who just get away just like that..I dont care who fought what when with whom..this is bull crap!!!

  • Mark - 2011-08-12 19:51

    I have the vague scent of Bananas in my study after reading this .....

      Isabel Jones - 2011-08-12 21:59

      Banana Anyone?? X^D

  • Nipcat - 2011-08-12 19:52

    @anonymous - don't you know? There is no justice system.

  • lerato sekati - 2011-08-12 19:53

    im moving...this country sucks

  • T de J - 2011-08-12 19:53

    give her the top job to combat nacotics and stop all drugs from entering the country . She must be able to use the presidential jet as and well she needs it . this is not freedom its a mokery of thinking persons sense of reason . GOD HELP US and PROTECT US FROM THESE DEVILS DRESSED AS ANGLES

  • mynah - 2011-08-12 19:59

    I suppose they reason drug dealing gives her at least some medical-related qualification, unlike many hospital CEOs...

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-08-12 20:03

    WHAT!!!! is this piece of scum in jail or not? It sickness me to think this is the type of vomit that rules our country.

  • kingkong - 2011-08-12 20:05

    well its part of the elite the movers and the shackers o keep you panties on nothing will happen to her after all she is a cadre she knows a lot more about this country through her husband and his work than our gallavanting statement reader clocking up flyer miles

  • struth - 2011-08-12 20:08

    When is the Biatch going to go to Jail?????? I think the answer in NEVER. Rubbish Rubbish ANC Government.

  • Chris L - 2011-08-12 20:08

    What country are we living in??? A convicted drug dealer.... and a committee is meeting to consider whether she should be fired???? This just proves what big trouble this country is in with the crass ineptitude of the people responsible for our governance!

  • kingkong - 2011-08-12 20:10

    in our beloved SA if you really want to go to jail and i mean if its your intension to be in prison show zume the finger . or better yet the guy at durban july you my friend will go to jail , or better yet steal a loaf of bread or dont pay for your train ticket in 3rd class nogal gaurantee jail for you

  • hvklein - 2011-08-12 20:12

    I don't believe what I am reading: She may actually keep her municipal job!? It confirms that you need to have a criminal record to qualify for a government position to be considered for public office by the ruling party! The municipality will probably have to foot the bill for her lost revenue from drug sales, due to the court case!

  • John - 2011-08-12 20:13

    We're all waiting to hear with bated breath! Will the Hibiscus Coast municipality employ a convicted drug dealer or not? Well, this is South Africa after all.

  • struth - 2011-08-12 20:19

    With tears in my eyes, why do we bother with a Justice System if the ruling party can overule and connive to keep their ANC comrade criminals out of jail. There is clearly no independency of our Justice System. Comments please from the legal team of the DA in KZN.

  • GTM - 2011-08-12 20:30

    It seems in Mzansi we've got two Laws, 1 for general public and 1 for senior ANC members. I don't even think this is open for debate. Clearly she was found guilty, does this mean she going to occupy her position May 2023 again?

  • ProudofPink - 2011-08-12 20:40

    Hang this evil cow!

  • pam.benink - 2011-08-12 20:45

    Ridiculous! What the hell are these idiots thinking??? Where is the question, she's been found GUILTY!!!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-12 20:47

    This lady is a convicted drug dealer and has been sentenced to a term in jail. She could appeal, but it seems to me this case is water tight. She should have gone straight to jail and automatically been dismissed from the Municipality.The Municipal disciplinary process is not above a court of law. It is very strange that the Municipal disciplinary code does not make provision for automatic dismissal in cases where employees are convicted of serious crimes such as this. Further, the matter should have been finalised within one week after the conviction.

  • Scorpion - 2011-08-12 20:52

    Absolutely disgusting! The ANC does it again. F---k you ANC. You are filth and you will be the down fall of South Africa. And Desmond tutu has a cheek to criticise white people, how dare he. SA is one stuffed up country. Your people cannot run countries. The Government is filled with the worst excrement of society imaginable, thieves, murderers and rapists and for me your performance for years now has justified the reason for the boertjie to want to protect his culture aka "seperate developement". I was was one of the liberals who welcomed the end of Apartheid, but I now fully see the reasoning behind it. It's in the genetic make up. You people do not know right from wrong.

  • AceOfSpades - 2011-08-12 21:01

    An ANC cadre is not only innocent until proven guilty, she is innocent regardless of having been proved guilty. I for one am ecstatic that some of my tax contribution can go to supplementing her income long after she's been convicted. Why don't we just keep paying her a salary while she's actually incarcerated - surely that's only just given then suffering she's had to endure while on trial.

  • Nostrilite - 2011-08-12 21:17

    surely she can still do her job from behind bars...i mean at the golf course shaik hangs out at!

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-08-12 21:26

    I thought she was fired after being found guilty of drug dealing.....what happened!!!!

  • Ken J May - 2011-08-12 21:56

    It is very difficult commenting on this article without being exceptionally rude!!

  • M. Khoza - 2011-08-12 22:42

    Send her to a South American prison

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-08-12 23:32

    Unbelievable! Drug dealers heading up health departments?

  • cat29 - 2011-08-13 00:12

    Can someone please try and explain why this woman a convicted drug dealer is still on the pay roll and why is this woman so protected by the government. Shoot her up with the same s@#$! that she was convicted of and then let us see what dance she will do then!!!!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2011-08-13 01:38

      Just watched a programme on Thai jails - I guarantee crime in SA would grind to a halt if we employed the same tactics here!

  • ANC support - 2011-08-13 05:23

    F%@*^$cked UP!!!!F%@*^$cked UP!!!!F%@*^$cked UP!!!!F%@*^$cked UP!!!! is all I can say about our justice system.

  • radarblip - 2011-08-13 06:40

    WHY IS SHE NOT IN F$%^ING JAIL????????????????????????

  • pig - 2011-08-13 06:50

    she should have been fired the day she was found guilty!

  • gavinb2 - 2011-08-13 06:56

    I reckon public flogging in the town square is reasonable after her dismissal!

  • Bok Fan - 2011-08-13 09:19

    Above a certain seniority in the party you cannot be punished. They can kill children - no punishment They can maintain their drug connections overseas on our tax money - no punishment They can steal billions through corruption - no punishment Promote genocide - no punishment etc etc SA under the anc is as close to feudal overlordship as has been seen since the death of Stalin

  • michael lawton - 2011-08-13 12:18

    This women is a CONVICTED DRUG can the city of Durban even think of not dismissing her. They want a convicted criminal to work for the local govt....I think the City needs to be put under scrutiny as it sounds to me like there is something very fishy going on there.