Twitter loses its mind over R14million error

Twitter loses its mind over R14million error

Twitter users are in a frenzy after a university student was erroneously given a R14million food allowance.

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The Walter Sisulu University student was paid the massive allowance in June. 

NSFAS student receives R14 million deposit

The error was only noted in August. 

Of course, as expected, social media users have weighed in on the debate about whether or not the student should have spoken up and paid back the money immediately.

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At the time of publication, of the 4788 people who participated in our poll, 60% said they would spend the money and that it was not the student's fault.

deposit. What would you do with the money?

— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) August 30, 2017

According to IntelliMali, who administers the monthly allowances, the student spent R818 000 of the money before her National Student Financial Aid Scheme account was deactivated and the remainder of the funds retracted. 

Twitter is outraged and also not, and have now made it about the student's morality.

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Tweets are still pouring in - some attacking the student's character while others defend her.

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