The East London Regional Court has postponed the pre-sentencing of the Walter Sisulu University 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 relates to the R14 million which was erroneously deposited into her account by Intellimali as a loan from National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
During Mani’s appearance on Tuesday, hundreds of students gathered outside the court 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 the students at large, we believe that Sibongile is innocent. Sibongile is us and as an example of us as to how we are viewed in a court of law and the law generally, we are viewed as poor and marginalised because we are black and we are oppressed so we are willing to go all wild to do anything possible for our own to move freely.”
Pre-sentencing proceedings in NSFAS theft case against Sibongile Mani postponed: