Case of theft opened against WSU student

Case of theft opened against WSU student

The police are investigating a case of theft after a R14million bungle.


A student at the Walter Sisulu University accidentally received millions from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Sibongile Mani made headlines after a receipt showing her whopping balance surfaced on social media. 

She was supposed to receive her monthly R1400 food allowance which is loaded on an Intellicard.

Provincial police spokesperson Marinda Mills says a case of theft is being investigated. 

"IntelliMali officials laid a charge of theft at the Berlin police station, near East London today," she confirms. 

"The case has been assigned to a seasoned investigator and the standard investigative procedures will now be followed."

Associate Professor at Wits University James Grant told Jacaranda FM News that the student will have to pay back the money.

IntelliMali says the student had spent R818 000 of the funds before her account was frozen and the remainder of the funds retracted.

The funds were deposited in June. 

The error was only noticed in August.

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