"But Zweli Mkhize and Natasha Thahane are still free" - Mzansi react as Court sentences Walter Sisulu University student, Sibongile Mani to 5 years imprisonment for theft of NSFAS funds KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

"But Zweli Mkhize and Natasha Thahane are still free" - Mzansi react as Court sentences Walter Sisulu University student, Sibongile Mani to 5 years imprisonment for theft of NSFAS funds

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that South Africans are still reacting after Court sentenced Walter Sisulu University student, Sibongile Mani to 5 years imprisonment for theft of NSFAS funds. (Read More Here).

According to most Mzansi, they are saying that Zweli Mkhize and Natasha Thahane haven't been arrested or sentenced to jail, but Sibongile got the punishment. 

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Sibongile Mani has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for theft relating to R14 million accidentally credited to her account by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 2017.

East London Regional Court Magistrate Twanette Olivier found Mani guilty of stealing R818 000 of the funds.

She was only entitled to a R1 400 food allowance and was accused of failing to report when R14 million was credited to her account erroneously. She instead embarked on a spending spree.

Phakade also told the court that her family is dependent on her to become a breadwinner and better the situation at home. He argued that Mani showed remorse and she was young when she committed the offence.

The state told the court that the offence was extremely serious, and that at least 48 students could’ve benefited from the money spent by Mani.

Advocate Jacques Cilliers said: “She was well aware every time she spent, showing the lavish intent she had. She abused the position she had with the university and NSFAS. What she did was not a spur-of-the-moment thing, it was premeditated.”

South Africans react:

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@_Mbalenhle__
So what punishment is the person responsible for sending the money to Sibongile Mani's account getting.

Advocate Ya Strata
@dir_oree
Sibongile Mani's sentence is so not fair.
We have people who do far worse and still get acquitted. Government officials are responsible for Billions disappearing, nothing has been done to-date.
Anyway, my question is when is one worthy of being acquitted or at least being fined.

Phuthumile
@WatuJayP
Sibongile Mani knew R14m deposited into her account was not hers:
▪︎01/06/17 spent R20 000-00
▪︎Renamed herself on SM as Sibongile Money
▪︎She knew she was entitled to R1 400-00
▪︎In 73 days she had spent R818 000-00
▪︎13 August 2017 NSFAS detected the erroneous payment.

KM.
@KhanyaMsika
The magistrate that gave Sibongile Mani a 5 year sentence is a white woman, she ignored the report of Correctional Service and Social Development that recommended a suspended sentence. I think you know where im going with this.

KAAY-RšŸ“
@GODLOVESME2MUCH
I really feel sad and sorry for Sibongile Mani.. I don't know her but it really difficult to be a black child... Murderers and rapists are outside enjoying life!

Mmusi Maimane
@MmusiMaimane
Sibongile Mani should not be facing prison time while ANC politicians are comfortable in their luxury vehicles and looting our taxes.

Robert
@RobForbesDJ
Imagine living in a country where Sibongile Mani is prosecuted but Zweli Mkhize gets to ramp up his bid to become President. 

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