Natasha said“I asked Mam’ Baleka (Mbete) and was like, ‘Mama, I need to go back to school. I’ve been accepted … I don’t know what I’m going to do, can I have funds? Please arrange something for me.
ctress Natasha Thahane topped the Twitter trends on Saturday morning after her interview on MacG's Podcast & Chill where she revealed that she received over R1m in funds from the government after reaching out to politician Baleka Mbete.
Natasha, who is the granddaughter of Desmond Tutu, told MacG that when she went to study in the US in 2017, she need help to finance her studies at the New York Film Academy.
She added that she then “made a call” to Baleka and asked her to help get her money to study. Baleka then allegedly reached out to the department of arts to arrange the money in excess of R1m that went towards Natasha's studies.
People commented on social media saying "Natasha wouldn't have got that R1 million directly from Baleka Mbethe if she wasn't the grand child of Tutu. Why didn't she go through proper channels like everyone else? The answer is family connections, Ka nnete SA is a crime scenes.
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