A WALTER Sisulu University student has briefly appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court for the alleged theft of R14.1-million.
Sibongile Mani (28) briefly appeared in court following her arrest this morning by the Serious Commercial Crime unit after she was requested to hand herself at the Hawks’ Eastern Cape Provincial office in East London.
Mani made headlines last year when in June 2017, she illegally received just over R14,1 million from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). She allegedly spent just over R810 000 of this amount on personal items over a period of three months before the anomaly was detected by the scheme.
She was released on a warning and she is expected to appear again on July 2.