Financial aid thief elected convocation committee treasurer

The convicted National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) thief Sibongile Mani has been elected as treasurer of the Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) Eastern Cape convocation committee, but the institution said the results of the elections would be announced later this week after “proper vetting of candidates’ eligibility”, writes Sibuliso Duba for IOL.

This comes after a campaign poster for Mani was recently circulated online. The convocation currently assists the institution and the WSU foundation to raise funds.

Mani was found guilty of theft by the East London Regional Court for going on a ZAR800,000 spending spree of ZAR14 million (US$768,000) that was wrongfully deposited into her student account. The mother of two splurged over ZAR800,000 on expensive alcohol, cigarettes, blankets, clothes for men, handbags, furniture, beauty products and groceries at a supermarket, over a period of two months. She was sentenced to five years in prison, but she was released when the East London Regional Court allowed her to appeal the verdict.
Full report on the IOL site