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The NSFAS fraudster Sibongile Mani was elected treasurer of Walter Sisulu University’s convocation committee

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NSFAS fraudster Sibongile Mani ‘elected’ Walter Sisulu University convocation committee treasurer

It has been reported that Sibongile Mani has been elected treasurer of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Eastern Cape convocation committee, but confirmation will only come later this week once “vetting” has taken place.

The NSFAS fraudster Sibongile Mani was elected treasurer of Walter Sisulu University’s convocation committee

Recently, an online campaign poster for Mani was circulated.As part of the institution’s efforts to raise funds, WSU holds its convocation.After R14m was erroneously transferred to her student bank account by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), Mani was found guilty of theft by an East London regional court. 

Before the Intellimali system picked up the error, she spent more than R800,000. During last February’s East London regional court hearing, she was granted leave to appeal her sentence. 

Mani’s campaign manager Athenkosi Fani announced on Sunday that she had been elected treasurer.Misheck Mugabe, the convocation secretary-general, told TimesLIVE that the results would be announced after seven days. Following “proper vetting of candidates’ eligibility”, the university said it would announce the results this week.

As an independent voice for change, Mani “remained steadfast in her commitment”.

  • “Her unwavering determination inspires not only women, but all who strive to make a better future for themselves and their communities.”

As Fani noted, Mani’s election was a victory for all of us who “believe in the power of democracy and the importance of independent leadership”.

As a symbol of women’s empowerment and emancipation, her election is a beacon of hope and possibility. She will work tirelessly to fulfill her promises to you and to represent you with honor, integrity, and dedication.”Some online commenters said they were perplexed by Mani’s campaign. 

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