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WSU student accused of stealing R14m from NSFAS, refuses to testify, See Why

Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student accused of stealing R14m from NSFAS, refused to testify in her defence at her trial at the East London High Court.

according to reports, Mani's legal representative, Asande Pakade, refused to allow her to enter the witness box in case she gives incriminating evidence.

The lawyer also submitted an application for her discharge since Intellimali, the Public Protector and The Department of Higher Education and Training found her not guilty of stealing the money.

Mani is said to have spent over R820 000 of the R14 million in 2017. She was only entitled to a monthly R1 400 meal allowance but the funders made a mistake and added a couple of zeros.

people on social media weighed in on the matter and some said she is innocent.

"The culprits were the administrators of that account and their failure of internal controls. In related matters, the two white males who stole money from UJ still haven’t been prosecuted," wrote a user.

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Asande Pakade NSFAS Sibongile Mani WSU Walter Sisulu University

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