The party is well and truly over for the Eastern Cape student who went on a spending spree after R14 million was erroneously paid into her account.
Criminal charges of fraud and theft are to be brought against her and she could face up to 15 years in jail.
But how the payment, through electronic transfer company IntelliMali, was made into Sibongile Mani’s student debit card is still a mystery.
She should have been credited with just R1 400 a month to pay for food and books.
There are also questions about how such a massive overpayment remained undetected by the company.
Only after someone picked up one of Mani’s till slips, reflecting a balance of more than R13.6 million, and posted it on social media, was action taken.
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