Student in court for theft of millions

WALTER Sisulu University multi-millionaire student Sibongile Mani (28) appeared briefly at the East London Magistrate Court today for the alleged theft of R14.1 million.


It is alleged that in June 2017 she illegally received 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.

Mani was arrested this morning by the Serious Commercial Crime Unit after she was requested to hand herself at the Hawk’s Eastern Cape Provincial Office in East London.

After a brief appearance in court today, she was released on warning and she is expected to appear again on July 2.


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