Friday, January 29, 2010

State opposes urgent bail application for Minister’s wife

By Khanyisa Tabata
29 January 2010


The wife of Minister of State Security, Siyabonga Cwele, has made an urgent bail application, with the defense arguing that service delivery will be affected following her arrest.

Sheryl Cwele, who appeared in the Pietermaritzburg High Court today was arrested by the Hawks at her south coast home this morning.

She is facing three counts of dealing in drugs and producing nine-point-two kilograms of cocaine.

The third charge relates to inciting Tessa Beetge and Charmaine Moss to deal and produce drugs. Beetge is serving an eight year jail term after her arrest in Brazil in 2008.

Cwele heads the Health Department in the Hibiscus Coast Municipality on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. The prosecution is opposing bail.

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