In true Mzansi style‚ Twitter has been on fire with memes and comments over the R14-million Walter Sisulu University fiasco‚ and has got users thinking how they would spend the money if it “magically” appeared in their accounts.
The university has been making headlines across the country over the past two days after it emerged that R14-million was deposited into student‚ Sibongile Mani’s account by National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) about five months ago.
Samkelo Mqhayi‚ deputy branch secretary of Sasco and SRC student support officer‚ told TimesLIVE that suspicions mounted after she started living a lavish lifestyle.
“She also bought an iPhone 7 for herself and all her friends. She suddenly appeared at lectures wearing designer clothes. She threw surprise birthday parties for her friends and used some of the money to fly to events like the Durban July‚” he said.
Samkelo said things snowballed after a receipt showing Sibongile’s bank balance was leaked.
As the fiasco unfolds there’s been a steady stream of memes that have flooded the social media platform.
If #NSFAS accidentally deposited that 14 million into my account
My first reaction would be:👏👏👏😂😂😂 : pic.twitter.com/wLkymbZobR
— Views (@aCameraShyGuy2) August 30, 2017
— Ntebo Mapaletsebe (@Ntebo_Montle) August 29, 2017
— METROFM SABC (@METROFMSA) August 30, 2017
— Sir Manandos (@sir_manandos) August 29, 2017
— Thobeka❤ (@DrakeIsBae96) August 29, 2017
— Malusi Booi (@MalusiBooi) August 30, 2017
So #NSFAS deposited 14 Million into a students account instead of R 1 400 …😂😧😂😧😂😰
— 🍃🍁Ⓜ️alume 🍁🌿 (@1st_ninjar) August 30, 2017
— Reggies (@i_reggies) August 30, 2017
— Sihle Myeki (@MSQ_Sihle) August 30, 2017
— Mxo (@Mxolwa_) August 1, 2017
— SocialTrends🇿🇦 (@SocialTrendsZA) August 30, 2017