MANI’S SPLURGE SHOWS FLAWS OF OUR SOCIETY
SIBONGILE Mani, the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who blew some of the R 14.1 million mistakenly loaded onto her IntelliMali card, thought Christmas had come early for her, but now her day of reckoning looms.
I have experienced feelings of anger for her irresponsible actions, and indifference towards others’ views that she deserves sympathy. Ultimately, I feel sorry for her because her splurging hundreds of thousands of rand on weaves, parties and electronic gadgets for friends shows how intellectually challenged the “poor” woman must be.
That said though, we must be careful of being holier-than-thou characters in the Sibongile Mani chronicles.
The young woman, like many of us South Africans, is morally bankrupt.
Just the other day community members from a village near Rustenburg made off with scattered bank notes from a cash-intransit heist vehicle.
Millions of South Africans elected a morally-corrupt man to the highest office in the land, never mind that the same man was accused of raping a young woman with whom he had enjoyed an avuncular relationship for years. Just saying…
country that have served it with distinction. He still continues doing so because he is driven by a calling to transform this country. The members of his party should not take him, his words and teachings for granted. He has served them with distinction and took tough decisions when it was not easy to do so. He is the most vilified leader and politician for telling the truth and for remaining principled.
The IFP needs to appreciate the leader they have and campaign to preserve all that he stands for and what he represents, even in this day and age.
This will be the biggest birthday present for him and will ensure his legacy does not go unnoticed.Long live the legacy of Buthelezi!
Robert Majazana Thobejane
Sibongile Mani arrives at the Walter Sisulu University but does not speak about spending over R800 000. Angry fellow students bring traffic to a standstill.