14 Million Student Fires Back

A woman believed to be the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who was mistakenly paid R14 million into her student account has defended herself on Facebook, saying she reported the payment to the authorities.

IOL published the post by the university student, in which she says: “(They) allocated more money in a wrong account and that account happened to be mine. So I don’t deny anything… the money was loaded on the 1st June and reversed on the 13th August. But the question is how did it happen to be public news. The answer is still simply and right in front of us…(they) forget to mention one part that… I reported the matter to the authorities,” says the Facebook post.

“As a responsible person and a member of PASMA, not just a member but a leader of students I went straight to the SRC to report this matter. Today the people who are supposed to be defending me the SRC is quiet, some of them are responsible for the leaking of this information because they want to settle political scores.”

The Walter Sisulu University student received the money four months ago and has since been reportedly living it large, spending over R400,000 on fine dining, parties, clothes, and phones — all of which was posted on social media. An investigation into the incident was launched on Wednesday. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING