Convicted drug mule seeks Brazilian pardon
Parents of Tessa Beetge, who assisted police in prosecuting Sheryl Cwele, will request she be pardoned.
JOHANNESBURG - The parents of a convicted drug mule who helped in the prosecution of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele's wife Sheryl said at the weekend they hope to meet with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the BRICS Summit in Durban later this month to request a pardon for their daughter.
Tessa Beetge was arrested in Brazil in 2008 with 10, 2 kg of cocaine in her luggage.
Beetge testified against Cwele and her co accused Frank Nabolisa, implicating them in a drug trafficking operation.
In October last year Cwele and Nabolisa were each sentenced to 20 years in jail.