Woman Convicted of NSFAS Fraud Lands Powerful Position in University Committee
Sibongile Mani has reportedly been elected as treasurer of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Eastern Cape convocation committee. She was previously found guilty of theft by an East London regional court after receiving more than R800,000 of the R14m that was erroneously transferred to her student bank account by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
According to TimesLIVE, the committee will confirm her appointment this week after vetting. In addition, the convocation committee assists the WSU institution and the WSU foundation in raising funds.
Despite a campaign poster circulating online, the university will only announce the election results after adequately vetting the candidates’ eligibility.
Mani’s campaign manager, Athenkosi Fani, praised her commitment to being an independent voice for change and said that her election symbolises hope and possibility for women’s emancipation and empowerment.
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