Natasha Thahane has issued a statement via a video to clear the air after claiming she received R1 million funding from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture after she went on to seek help from politician Baleka Mbete.
The actress who is the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, got dragged by social media users this past weekend after she revealed in an interview on Podcast and Chill with Mac G that she received funding of R1 million to go further her studies at the New York Film Academy in 2017.
Thahane let it slip that Baleka Mbete obtained the funds for her and social media users were enraged by the announcement. The actress has since changed her statement and is claiming that she does not have a personal relationship with the politician and she is denying having received R1 million from Baleka Mbete or the department of sports, arts and culture.
"I did not receive R1 million from Baleka Mbete or the department of arts and culture. If you receive to the interview you would realize that I was taken out of context and before I even go through the process I would profusely like to apologize to Baleka Mbete and the department of sports, arts and culture because when I watch back and listen to the interview it sounds like I have a personal relationship with Mam' Baleka which is not a case". Said Thahane.
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