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£850k windfall is bad news for accountancy student

18 June 2018

Second-year accountancy student Sibongile Mani may soon be looking for a new profession.
The South African student at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) recently hit the headlines when her regular hardship grant of £85 was accidently increased to £850,000. Mani then blew £50,000 in 10 weeks, sharing her ‘windfall’ with friends. The money was spent on holidays, shopping sprees and Beyonce-inspired makeovers.
The error came to light when a fellow student turned whistleblower when they saw a bank statement that showed Mani had £800,000 in the bank. She will be returning to the court on 2 July after being released on bail.

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