Student who received R14 million in accidental NSFAS payment arrested

Sibongile Mani

Walter Sisulu University student and Pasma leader Sibongile Mani appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after she accidentally received a jaw-dropping R14.1-million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Mani was arrested on Tuesday morning by the Serious Commercial Crimes Unit after she was asked to hand herself over at the Hawks’ Eastern Cape provincial office in East London.

Mani reportedly spent just over R810‚000 on personal items just three months after accidentally receiving the payment.

From June 1, 2017‚ when the money from NSFAS mistakenly landed in her account‚ Mani‚ a second-year accountancy student‚ spent an average of R11‚000 a day.

She was sporting expensive weaves‚ carrying iPhone 7 cellphones and slugging back shots of R700-a-bottle whisky.

Mani was released on a warning and is expected to appear in court again on July 2.

[Source: TimesLIVE]

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