Walter Sisulu University Student who blew R800 000, still funded by NSFAS
Regardless of dealing with a theft charge for blowing R800000 of the R14-million mistakenly transferred right into her student account by NSFAS last year, the student Sibongile Mani was assigned an approximated R100000 by the scheme this year.She confirmed after her short appearance at the East London Magistrate’s Court on the 1st of July that she was studying at (WSU) with the scheme’s money.
While Tukwayo, NSFAS as well as Mani declined to disclose the exact amount of the funding, students close to Sibongile Mani stated the figure was believed to be around R100000.
“We still continuously say, not just Sibongile should be summonsed because there are other individuals that were associated with the transfer of the cash into her account,” stated Mahlangu.
However NSFAS’s Mamabolo said: “It is important to keep in mind that this is a criminal investigation under judicial consideration, for that reason we are banned from providing details, as well as making any public comments on this issue.”Given the circumstances, and also the cruciality of this issue, the cops would certainly be more appropriate to give a response.
Sibongile Mani cut a confident figurein court on the 1st of July, dressed in a fashionable blazer with newly done cornrows.
Magistrate Rochelle Sam postponed the case for pre-trial to July 24 and to enable the defence team to obtain a duplicate of the docket.
Sibongile Mani is the student that made international headlines in August after it emerged that millions of rands were mistakenly loaded right into her account which she had blown more than R800000 of that cash on luxurious parties, fashion and smart gadgets in just 73 days.