The granddaughter of Desmond Tutu and famous actress , Natasha Thahane is under fire since yesterday, this is coming after what she said at the MacG podcast which went live on Friday .
Natasha said she went to Baleka Mbete when she was still the chair of the National Assembly in South Africa and ask her that she need funding to go study overseas . Natasha said that Baleka Mbete immediately went to the Department of Arts and Culture to ask them to give her money .Being asked how much Baleka Mbete organised for funding , she said she was given 1 million.
Some people are saying that this is happening because Natasha is a granddaughter of Desmond Tutu and that ordinary poor have to go through NSFAS bursary like everyone .
Baleka Mbete is also on fire for using the Department of Arts and Culture to give politically connected money that is close to R1 million without even applying for a bursary.
Some people are saying that people like Natasha rarely use their social media platforms to talk about corruption that is happening in government because they are the main benefactors of it .
A twitter user said “Natasha studied at the New York Film academy with over R1 million in tuition fees,courtesy of Baleka Mbete. because of Desmond Tutu the grandfather. Politicians , their wives, children and relatives are taking citizens for a ride”.
Natasha after seeing that she is under fire on twitter she is doing damage control by saying that she applied for funding and no one responded. Until the school assisted her to get in contact with the department.“I even emailed Barack Obama’s Foundation hoping I’d get assistance” she said .
People are saying that it is ridiculous that Natasha does not owe anyone explanation because it is rare for any student to get a R1 million funding in South Africa if u are a student unless u have political connections.
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