Show me the Mani: the ANCYL are a Fikile bunch but this doesn’t add up
Arguing that Sibongile Mani’s only crime was foolishness, after she illicitly pocketed R818,000, is foolish itself
It’s rare that the ANC Youth League enthusiastically agrees with this media group, but after the Daily Dispatch reported this week that some degrees from Walter Sisulu University might be worthless, the Youth League has come out strongly in agreement, insisting that WSU really is a terrible, rotten, very bad university.
The Eastern Cape branch of the league didn’t use those exact words, of course, but that the implication as it announced its support of convicted WSU accounting student Sibongile Mani, insisting that her only crime was “foolishness”.
At this point I must stress that I have no legal training, and am therefore in no position to judge whether helping herself to R818,000 qualified as theft or not. I know that if I’d had R14m deposited into my account I would probably have tried to find out why before I spent any of it, but that’s just me...