The East London Regional Court has postponed the pre-trial of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Sibongile Mani to March 29 due to outstanding reports from the Department of Correctional Services that need to be heard by the court.
This as sentencing proceedings set for today after being found guilty on a theft charge.
This relates to the R14 million which was erroneously deposited into her account by Intellimali as a loan from the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
Pre-sentencing proceedings in NSFAS theft case against Sibongile Mani:
During Mani’s appearance on Tuesday, hundreds of students gathered outside the to show support for their convicted fellow student.
One of the supporters, Sinoyolo Mfaxa believes that the court was wrong to find Mani guilty.
“As the constituency and students at large, we believe that Sibongile is innocent. Sibongile is us, we are viewed as poor and marginalised. We are black and we are oppressed. We are willing to go all wild to do anything possible,” says Mfaxa.
WSU student appears in court over NSFAS’ R14-million