South Africa: What’s Happening In South African News – March 31, 2022

Cape Town —  

Cabinet No Confidence Vote Defeated at National Assembly

The no confidence vote introduced by the opposition Democratic Alliance was defeated in a roll name vote within the nationwide meeting on March 30, 2022. The movement was a possibility to revive accountability, DA chief John Steenhuisen stated.

The ANC, IFP, GOOD Party, NFP, AIC and Al Jama-ah voted towards the movement, whereas the DA, EFF, FF Plus, ACDP, UDM and ATM supported it.

MPs who voted towards the movement totalled 231 and 131 for, with one abstention.

Sibongile Mani Sentenced for Student Financial Aid Theft

The theft of R14 million of NSFAS cash has seen Sibongile Mali, an training pupil, sentenced to 5 years’ direct imprisonment by  East London Regional Court Magistrate Twanette Olivier. Mani  was discovered responsible of stealing R818,000 after R14 million was transferred into her account on June 1, 2017 – an error she did not report.  Mani who was a recipient of NSFAS funding, was solely entitled to a R1,400 month-to-month allowance for meals. Mani went on a procuring spree for 2 months earlier than she was arrested. In her sentencing, the Justice of the Peace stated  the cash was  “not spent on essential items to stay alive. It was inspired by greed not need”.

Former Rhodes University Student Yolanda Dyantyi Offered Lifeline

Protests about Rhodes University’s rape tradition in 2016, led to the barring of Yolanda Dyantyi from the establishment for all times, after she was discovered responsible of kidnapping and assault throughout the protests.  Dyantyi, a 3rd yr BA pupil on the time, has been handed a lifeline by the Supreme Court of Appeal this week, overturning the discovering of misconduct towards her. Dyantyi’s lawyer couldn’t be current all through her listening to, as a consequence of different commitments and the court docket dominated that this prejudiced Dyantyi. The court docket ordered that Rhodes University reopens Dyantyi’s listening to.