Judgment reserved in Cwele's appeal
JUDGMENT was reserved in the appeal by Sheryl Cwele and Nigerian Frank Nabolisa in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein
Cwele, the former wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, and Nabolisa were convicted of drug dealing by the Pietermaritzburg High Court last year. Judge Piet Koen sentenced Cwele and Nabolisa to 12 years in jail each.
The two were convicted on May 5 2011 for recruiting Tessa Beetge and Charmaine Moss to transport drugs. Cwele is appealing her conviction, while Nabolisa is appealing both conviction and sentence.
Cwele recruited the two women and introduced them to Nabolisa. In 2008, Beetge was arrested at Sao Paulo Airport in Brazil after being found in possession of 10kg of cocaine in her luggage.
A year later, she was sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
Beetge's father Gert Swanepoel said he wanted to see justice for the sake of his daughter.