Natahsa Thahane lands in trouble after revealing that Baleka Mbete who was a government official as of 2017 provided money for her studies at the New York Film Academy.
During an interview on MacG’s Podcast & Chill, the actress said she made a request for fund from Baleka, and the politician reached out the department of Art & Culture, which in turn paid her over R1 million tuition fee.
“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.’ She managed to speak to (the department) Arts and Culture and they were able to help me,” she said on the podcast.
Baleka funtioned as the speaker of parliament and the ANC chairperson as of then.
The clip where Natasha made the confession has gone viral on social media, and she’s being criticised alongside the former ANC chairperson.