Sheryl Cwele not yet behind bars

2012-10-02 12:43

Johannesburg - Convicted drug dealer Sheryl Cwele has not yet reported to a correctional services facility after her appeal against her drug dealing conviction failed, the department said on Tuesday morning.

Correctional Services spokesperson Nokuthula Zikhali said the department was still awaiting her arrival following her failed bid to overturn her conviction.

The former wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Sheryl and her co-accused Frank Nabolisa were dealt a tough hand by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday when their appeals were dismissed and their convictions were increased from 12 years to 20 years.

Court president Lex Mpati said the sentence imposed by the trial court was disturbingly inappropriate.

Cwele, 50, was only appealing her conviction, while Nabolisa appealed both his conviction and sentence.

She was given three days after receipt of the judgment to hand herself over to authorities.

It was still unclear whether her attorneys had received the court's documentation by Tuesday morning.

The National Prosecuting Authority said the two could still launch an appeal with the Constitutional Court.

"[They] have 21 days to hand an application in at the Concourt," said NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisoon.

"But there was no indication of any constitutional grounds mentioned of this at the case," she added.

The pair were found guilty of drug dealing by the Pietermaritzburg High Court in May 2011.

Both pleaded not guilty to conspiring to deal in drugs, to procuring a woman, Charmaine Moss, to collect drugs in Turkey, and to procuring another woman, Tessa Beetge, to smuggle cocaine from South America.

Nabolisa had been in custody until now, while Cwele was out on R100 000 bail.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-02 12:48

    Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect R 200.

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-10-02 13:08

      this stupid gwarra gwarra is trying to delay the inevitable! go to jail mama!

      ron.lawrance - 2012-10-02 13:29

      Me thinks she will make a quick visit to her doctor to see if she has medical grounds for an early parole. They all doing that these days

      David - 2012-10-02 13:44

      Yes, your are right Ron. Just wonder what ailment she could use. Heart condition works - ask Shabir. Diabetes also works - ask Jackie. Cancer does not work - ask Clive.

      ben.pretorius.33 - 2012-10-02 13:47

      Wonder what illness she will develop!

      alf.pop - 2012-10-02 17:32

      Go arrest her and throw her in jail already!

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:17

      No how can she go, with out having her hair colour, mani and pedi, Packing her Gucci bags, and get her medical certificates in order. Rot in hell.

  • trevor.vermaak.3 - 2012-10-02 12:50

    Nice!!! 8 years extra for appealing the first conviction without any grounds,the longer the better for everybody....

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-02 12:54

      If she appeals to the Constitutional court maybe they will increase it to 30 years.

      jackie.m.dickson - 2012-10-02 15:29

      I think its fantastic that she got more! Of course I do hope that she actually serves them. Its awesome that the legal systems slapped her down for appealing without grounds. Waste of time & money. Bloody mule :)

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:19

      We need more judges like these 3.

  • Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-02 12:52

    She must be peeing herself !! No Renal Failure !!

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-10-02 18:01

      Its not peeing... its fleeing! I think she fled to some country she can't be extradited from. Wonder if they took her passport before bail?

  • chris.flack.750 - 2012-10-02 12:53

    Love to know what she had to say to her lawyer.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-02 12:57

    Someone go fetch her , Must suck big time to say to your family 'bye im going to jail'

      gerald.umraw - 2012-10-02 13:08

      add another 10 years to the sentence for not pitching up on time to do the time

      Willie - 2012-10-02 15:25

      She is busy cooking terminal disease

  • thembisa.ombinda - 2012-10-02 13:00

    I don't know if people at the NPA smoke something strong or just drink a lot. Why would someone appeal to the Constitutional court for a criminal matter. No one has a right to appeal to the constitutional court unless if a constitutional matter is contested. In short, the SCA is the highest court for all matters, except constitutional matters in which case the constitutional court is the highest court. Since last night's news, the NPA has been totally confusing about the fact that she can appeal to the ConCourt. Incorrect, that is why you need to employ qualified people and not friends of friends. So incompetent I am puking.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-02 13:09

      Some people does strange things when you want to enjoy your freedom for a while longer, the "waterfloof 4" also went this way. It did not help them much.

      Lyndatjie - 2012-10-02 13:35

      Delaying tactics....

      kai.howie - 2012-10-02 13:40

      Any good council builds in an argument relating to an infringement of rights into his appeal in order to keep the door open for an appeal to the Constitutional Court. Your statements are correct, but if you had any substantive knowledge of case law you would know that the Constitutional Court has addressed many criminal matters from common purpose (S v Thebus) to bail (S v Dlamini et al.).

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-02 13:03

    This sentence a gain,for the S.A population.

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-10-02 13:21

    Wonder what incurable terminal ailment is going to befall her and when it is going to happen.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-02 13:29

      She has been given three days to fall ill... ;)

  • derek.less.9 - 2012-10-02 13:23

    Maybe I watch too many Hollywood movies, but dont you go directly to jail when the judge says guilty in the court room!

  • mikey.scholtz.7 - 2012-10-02 13:25

    Wonder which Minister will come to her aid?

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 13:25

    Ahe is first doing her resrearch on what illness she can feign so she gets her mecical parole. These things take tine,

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-02 13:35

    Next stop on the gravy train is: Tjoekie!

  • hennie.vanderberg.5 - 2012-10-02 13:52

    Bwahahaha ... Oh eh eh ... just 1 snort, it's all you need !!!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-02 14:01

    Arrest her ass!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-02 14:06

    now she qualifies for a high paying/senior position with the ANC

  • phoenix3670 - 2012-10-02 14:10

    I supposed she is also going to get off with some supposedly "life threatening" illness like all the other criminals that this stupid and incompetent government supports

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-02 14:11

    She first had to have a facial and have a new wig fitted.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-02 15:12

    If she doesn't report for her jail term go out there and arrest her. For goodness sake you cannot let people disobey the courts decision. The same as the son of the polition if he has not paid the monies owing for his wedding go out there and arrest him, he will soon pay up. If not pass go and go straight to jail.

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-10-02 15:18

    Shame man you have to feel sorry for her, she is terminally ill and not long to live. That is why she hasn't reported to jail yet, she collapsed when she heard the sentence was increased to 20 years.

  • Shaun Domingo - 2012-10-02 15:35

    She should rot behind bars_ How many families has she destroyed because of her greed_ and her sudden illness!

  • gus.fernandes.7 - 2012-10-02 16:17

    Anyone know if Selebi is still alive? This woman will probably also find out she has some life-threatening condition.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-10-02 16:36

    It is just a matter of time

  • thando.mbhele3 - 2012-10-02 16:55

    This is not correct, once again we see the (invisible) hand of the ANC hard at work discriminating against racism. If she was white she would have got maybe lets say community service, but now because she is racist she gets the golden treatment, I have had enough of this country, how much more, she must go to jail forever... No more Drug Peddling Racist Propaganda tshatsharrag terrorist eskimo polar bear killer, big SUV driving with the Blue Traffic Lights speeding. GO AWAY

  • ron.warwick.79 - 2012-10-02 18:19

    I believe she had supper with Selebi last night and played a round of golf with Shaik today, can't imagine why!

  • sesom - 2012-10-02 19:11


  • nicolas.buthelezi - 2012-10-02 20:54

    we do not need the people like this in our cmmunities,esp the old woman like, and its very disapointing and it would be a great lesson to those who think to do the same

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-10-02 21:04

    Wait for her arrival?Since when do cops wait for criminals to hand themselves in?If it were me,they'd have threw me in the back of that filthy bakkie of theirs.

  • John - 2012-10-02 21:19

    I diagnose hypertension! She needs to take golf lessons at her local golf club so she can play with Shaik and Selebi!!!

      teresa.villarini - 2012-10-03 12:31

      No I predict a thorn in her ass that has festered it could turn into cancer then she will probably take up golf lol

  • thozi - 2012-10-02 23:15

    If she'd been cooperative and had gone in today, she'd already have shaved one day off her twenty years in prison... now it's still full twenty years - behind bars.

  • john.ferreira.1213 - 2012-10-03 09:52

    Polisie doen julle werk, gaan haal haar en gooi haar swart gat in die selle dan gooi die sleutels weg. Die vrou het genoeg mense se lewewns verwoes met haar geldgierigheid. She has preyed on the \vulnerable\ people like Tessa Beetge and others to do her dirty work.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-03 13:06

    Fame,political power and wealthy are justice rapists. yawn yawn!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-03 13:06

    Fame,political power and wealthy are justice rapists. yawn yawn!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-03 13:06

    Fame,political power and wealthy are justice rapists. yawn yawn!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-03 13:06

    Fame,political power and wealthy are justice rapists. yawn yawn!

  • wandile.jikwana - 2012-10-17 08:32

    She lost her appeal

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