Sheryl Cwele job appeal rejected

2011-10-04 15:29

Johannesburg - Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele’s attempts to keep her KwaZulu-Natal municipal job have failed.

"The decision of the appeal committee chairperson effectively terminates the relationship between Ms Cwele and Hibiscus Coast Municipality," municipal manager Sbu Mkhize said on Tuesday.

Cwele, the former wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was fired in August after the municipality’s disciplinary committee ruled against her.

She was then given 10 days to appeal the verdict. Her appeal was rejected.

The disciplinary hearing against Cwele began in June this year. It was convened to determine if she should keep her post after she was convicted of drug dealing by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in May.

Judge Piet Koen convicted her and Nigerian Frank Nabolisa of working together to recruit two women to work as agents to transport drugs from South America.

Cwele, who was employed as the Hibiscus Coast Municipality's director of health services, was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment. She is appealing her drug dealing conviction and is out on R100 000 bail.

Mkhize said Cwele filed her appeal on August 14.

"This necessitated the establishment of an appeals committee to hear the matter, chaired by Brian Denny of Norton Rose South Africa."

The appeal was heard on September 1 and the findings were delivered on September 30, he said.

"The decision was in support of the disciplinary committee chairperson’s ruling on the matter."

The Daily News recently reported that the couple's divorce was finalised in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on August 23.

Comment could not be immediately obtained from Cwele or her lawyer, Mvuseni Ngubane.

  • Vernon - 2011-10-04 15:35

    What the......?is this women getting high on her own supply?

      York Hunt - 2011-10-04 15:40

      Can someone remind this women that she must GO TO JAIL! NOW!!!

      John - 2011-10-04 15:41

      Think so vernon,how thick skinned are these corrupt offcials ,does this women understand that she committed a serious offence and is in a sh@t load of trouble.

      P-JB - 2011-10-04 15:51

      This is the logic of most of our 'highly intellectual' politicians. Failing woodwork as starters is a prerequisite for SA politics and now this. The whole world is laughing at the ANC and their cronies and they are too DUMB to even be embarrassed.

      Dave Black - 2011-10-04 16:37

      One WOMAN, two WOMEN! Otherwise spot on...

      Met - 2011-10-04 16:46

      Was going to say. She has been sentenced to 12 yrs at the Wild Coast Sun- so she has taken up golf to kill time. Sheik has offered lessons

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-10-04 17:14

      The ANC are not embarrassed that they are the laughing stock of the world because they are laughing all the way to the bank. Why should Sheryl care that she has been convicted of a serious crime. According to their mentality it just means she's got more street cred now, having a serious felony against her name. As far as I am concerned the ANC are nothing more than another mafia and they will stay in power till they get shot out of it.

  • DarkAgeCrusader - 2011-10-04 15:36

    How would she be able to preform her duties from prison? Oh wait let me guess, she's proabably not going to have to go to an actual prison.

      Grayman - 2011-10-04 16:44

      What difference will it make? She wasn't performing her duties when fully employed either. If she was, she wouldn't have the time to be a drug dealer.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-10-04 15:37

    Everyone together now: HA HA HA HA HA HA. You reap what you sow Sheryl. Glad you got caught, convicted and fired! You deserved it! Criminal.

  • John - 2011-10-04 15:38

    Any bets that she takes the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to court for wrongful dismissal and wins her case and they have to take her back

      nicn44 - 2011-10-04 16:07

      No bets on this one. it's a forgone conclusion she wont go to jail

  • FRpower - 2011-10-04 15:41

    Why is'nt this scum in jail and rotting,what a pathetic justice system.

  • TheDon - 2011-10-04 15:43

    I should flippin hope so, rot in jail where you belong!

  • Michelle - 2011-10-04 15:45

    WTF!!! When is she starting her jail sentence?? She is a CONVICTED drugdealer afterall!!!

      mundu.olewega - 2011-10-04 18:51

      I agree, she should appeal from her jail cell.

  • Enigma - 2011-10-04 15:45

    Doesn't this woman have any shame, if not for herself then for the sake of her family? Maybe she needs Donald Trump to spell it out to her "you are FIRED!!!" .

  • Ben - 2011-10-04 15:45

    Go to JAIL!! Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200. Scumbag. Voetsek!

  • Jason - 2011-10-04 15:48

    hah hah - the nerve - why doesnt she run for President??

      FiRe-FlY - 2011-10-04 16:05

      o my word she might just won the election dont give her ideas hahaha

  • Coconut - 2011-10-04 15:48

    What is going to happen about ALL the money she was paid whilst on suspension pending her court case?????? Surely after been found guilty she must be forced to pay back ALL the money she was paid. But because she has friends in high places she keep the cash I guess. What a laugh. Banana Republic for sure.

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-10-04 15:57

      Unfortunately does not work that way. She was still employed by them and as such was entitled to her salary. The real crime was that the municipality were unwilling to fire her until she was convicted - even though they could have.

  • john2011 - 2011-10-04 15:49

    Guys I dont understand why they didnt give her job back? Im so baffled, especially with her high credentials of corruption which seems to be a prerequisite for having an important position in the ANC. Shes perfect for the job!

  • IC1 - 2011-10-04 15:51

    Go to jail or die already drugdealer

  • Zenz - 2011-10-04 15:53

    While she drags this out she is probably still earning a salary!

  • Bells Bells - 2011-10-04 15:53

    A double for this verdict! Is she going to become a minista now?

  • Pekkie - 2011-10-04 15:57

    Lock he up in a male prison, let her feel what its like to have a ruined life, as what her drugs did to people!

  • Hangmann - 2011-10-04 15:58

    What a palooka, watche her try the Shaik route!

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-10-04 16:02

    Not surprising she thought she could keep her job. All the other cadres with records are still employed in government.

  • Gordon - 2011-10-04 16:09

    This is just a minor incident within the overall picture under the rule of this regime. There are many many sheryl cwele's. South Africa is being plundered. The issue is "what happens next".

  • nicn44 - 2011-10-04 16:10

    Why cant she serve the poor girl (Beegte)sentence in a Brazilian jail.

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  • ttshabalala - 2011-10-04 16:21

    How did she hope to do that? Keep her job after she's been convicted....what? Is she even serious? She must be on the stuff she's been selling.

  • TE-A - 2011-10-04 16:24

    yah, where have you heard of a convicted criminal appealing to keep her a job..the question is when is she going to do that job coz she was sentenced to 12yrs - in jail?? lol

  • Quo Vadis? - 2011-10-04 16:58

    My word, is there no end to this madness?

  • LuLuBug - 2011-10-04 17:04

    Bye bye Sheryl!!!

  • The-Bear - 2011-10-04 18:11

    I hear from little birds living on the Slower South Coast, Sheryl is still earning a salary from the Hibiscus Coast Municipality!

  • - 2011-10-04 18:36

    A small bit of justice in this wholly currupt anc system,crack the champagne!

  • Honestly - 2011-10-04 19:04

    I have a job for her. Give her a cloth, mop and bucket and let her clean the toilets at the Port Shepstone Government Hospital. I will offer to supervise her, and my only tools will be a sjambok

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-10-04 20:08

    Why is this thieve still free? Comrades helping out again?

  • Not Black - 2011-10-04 20:13

    Welcome the Banana Republic Justice System. !2 Year Sentence. out on R100,000 Bail. Wanting her Job back. Convicted drug dealers and smugglers get the DEATH PENALTY in Singapore. In SA we allow them out on the streets. But then again, we also allow similar THUGS and ROUGUES in Cabinet. I REST MY CASE

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  • Hazel - 2011-10-05 02:22

    She is still being employed because the Municipality do not know how to do the paperwork to fire her..... It is less work to keep paying her.

  • Francois - 2011-10-05 13:08

    Can't I claim back tax money on all of these suspended "paid leave" goverment employees. Surely it is tax money that pays their salaries???

  • Winifred - 2012-05-14 11:08

    Wow South Africa is a drug dealers paradise infact it is a haven for convicted criminals, fraudsters and murderers. Oh I forgot there is no crises in our country not even rightful justice.

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