After having been on top of the headlines for a couple of days following her infamous interview with McG where she is said to have revealed that she received millions of rands for her scholarship to study in the US university, former Skeem Saam Actress Natasha Thahane has finally offered an official statement in response to the public's reaction to what she said.
Tahane has taken to he social media platforms to clear the air and she started with an apology to Baleka Mbethe who was the minister of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, she made it clear that Mbethe did not help her get the funding in any way.
Tahane also added that she has never had any personal relationship with Mbethe as she explained that everything was taken out of context, she never meant it to be what people thought she was saying.
"I did not receive R1 million from Mam' Baleka Mbethe or the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, if you listened to the interview, you will realised that it was taken out of context, and before I even go to the process, I would profuselly like to apologise to Mam' Baleka Mbethe or the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture because when I look at the interview I realsie that I spoke about her as if we have a personal relationship, which is not the case," she said on the video.
She also explained the only conversation she had with Mbethe, she said the only thing that she helped her with was to advise her to explore the funding that is offered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, not that she played any role of making sure that she gets the R1m funding.
"She was in a meeting and I approached her and told her I got accepted to study at the US and I asked her if there is any advice she could give me with regard to fundimg, she then adviced me to explore the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture because they have finding opportunities, that was my first and last conversation with her, she did not make any calls on my behalf, she did not send any emails on my behalf, I apologise because I made it seem like I had a personal relationship with her wich is not the case,"she added.
To Listen to more of her explanation, click on the links below and hear exactly what she said.
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