Trial of ‘millionaire’ NSFAS student delayed because of exams

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Sibongile Mani still receives funding from NSFAS, despite facing theft charges. Image: Sibongile Mani Facebook/ File

The court case against NSFAS “millionaire” Sibongile Mani has been delayed to accommodate her exams.On Monday, East London regional court magistrate Twanett Olivier postponed the matter to November 25.The third-year accountancy diploma student was not in court because she was studying for a Wednesday exam, defence advocate Asanda Pakade explained.

The Hawks arrested Mani on May 29 2018 for theft, after student fund distributor Intellimali opened a case on September 5 2017. This was after R14m was allegedly erroneously loaded into her student account on June 1 2017.

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