Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University student at the centre of an accidental R14-million payout, said she will get through the experience.

When you take something that does not belong to you is called stealing. We need to be example on our kids than brainwashing them by saying that was her lucky.

Just image you have a child at university, ask you for R500 money. Out of your stresses you send R500 000 then she/he eat R100 000. What will you call it when you demand that money, stealing or lucky?

Another example,  if your neighbourhood cows goes to your kraal what will you  do? Slaughter them when slaughter yours? This girls was fully aware that money does not belong to her but she decided to steal it. She must be example to all other kids still willing to be in the same position.  She deserve to go jail for a long time.

A student who spent almost R1 million of an erroneous multimillion rand financial aid deposit, is being probed for fraud.

Michael Ansell, chief executive of IntelliMali – which manages the allocation of funds at the Walter Sisulu University's (WSU) student’s IntelliCard – said they were taking legal action against the student who had “helped herself” to the money.

Ansell said in a statement on Tuesday that the East London-based student received a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) monthly food allowance of R14.1 million instead of R1 400 in June.

“The student did not report the oversight but chose rather to access the funds. When the error was discovered in early August 2017, she had misappropriated R818 000,” said Ansell.

This differed from the almost R500 000 WSU spokeswoman Yonela Tukwayo said had been spent.

She said university management would meet with Ansell on Wednesday to discuss the matter and probe how such an error could have occurred and gone undetected over months.