Port Elizabeth - A case of theft has been opened at an East London police station in connection with the R14.1 million overpayment to a student at Walter Sisulu University.
Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills said IntelliMali officials had laid a charge of theft against Sibongile Mani at the Berlin police station on Tuesday.
IntelliMali is the service provider who managed the allocation of funds at WSU on behalf of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
"The case has been assigned to a seasoned investigator and the standard investigative procedures will now be followed," said Mills.
The payment was allegedly made in June into the student’s account.