We remain morally bankrupt
The future does not look so bright for Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student and National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiary who erroneously had R14.1million loaded on to her IntelliMali meal card.
Mani’s not-so-bright splurges on parties, cellphones, alcohol and weaves have irritated and angered me because she showed no consideration for students who would have benefited from the money.
Her unethical conduct is further exacerbated by the fact that she is a student leader. Some talk radio listeners have suggested she should have, like Robin Hood, spent the money on charitable causes, whereas others felt she should not pay back a cent of the R800 000 she has already spent.
Condoning this woman’s actions, though, shows that South Africans are morally bankrupt. The morally bankrupt man from Nkandla was elected to his position by a morally bankrupt electorate who willingly ignored allegations that he raped a young woman with whom he had enjoyed an avuncular relationship for years. Just saying.