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Friday, May 6, 2011

S.African minister's wife gets 12 years for drug running


Sheryl Cwele, the wife of South Africa's intelligence minister, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday for drug trafficking after being convicted of hiring young women as mules. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - SHERYL Cwele, the wife of South Africa's intelligence minister, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday for drug trafficking after being convicted of hiring young women as mules.

Cwele's Nigerian co-accused, Frank Nabolisa, was also jailed for 12 years at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in the eastern KwaZulu Natal province.


'Many families are affected by drugs which are brought here illegally. They suffer as a result of dealers who often initiate addiction by constant supply and thrive on that addiction,' Judge Piet Koen was quoted as saying according to the South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency as he handed down the sentence.

Cwele and Nabolisa had been convicted on Thursday. -- AFP





1 comment:

mountdweller said...

Apav kata PM Malaysia?

Dalam bab pelaksanaan Undang-undang, Malaysia 13 kali lebih Jakun dari Afrika Selatan!

Disana Isteri Menteri kena Jel. Di Malaysia, kroni pun tidak boleh disentuh!