Black Twitter Brutally Drags Natasha Thahane As Thuso Mbedu Shines Abroad

"Natasha will never find peace until she returns that 1 million"

By  | Mar 07, 2022, 01:48 PM  | Natasha Thahane  | Drama

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TV actress and brand influencer Natasha Thahane, doesn't seem to be catching any break from the social media streets, as Mzansi has not forgotten about the R1 million bursary fund saga she was recently embroiled in.

Whenever Thuso Mbedu makes a boss move internationally, tweeps always find a way to drag Natasha’s name into her wins. The actress has topped the Twitter again and she is being dragged for the filth. This follows Thuso's big win at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Underground Railroad actress bagged the award for the Best Female Performance In A New Scripted Series.

The star-studded award ceremony was hosted in Santa Monica, California yesterday, 6th March. Instead celebrating Thuso's win without dragging anyone, Tweeps are criticizing Natasha for allegedly benefiting from corruption and pointing out that Thuso's win reminds them of this saga.

@JanVanPotgieter tweeted "Natasha benefited from corruption and that's a fact. We won't ignore that fact because she's pretty. Thuso Mbedu's success reminds us that there far better talented artists in SA who can't call some random politician and say "mama i need funding" We will address this monthly!"
Another tweep said the actress needs to be investigated.

While others feel Natasha is being bullied and they are worried about her mental health, others are not having it and they are having a field day with her on Twitter.
@Amanda_Tshemese·1hNatasha is NOT being bullied here! Are South Africans wrong to say the dodgy R1million bursary must be investigated? How many young kids that are starving in RES because NSFAS can’t pay ? Nisile nina Voetsek

Natasha opened a can of worms last year on her interview with Mac G on Podcast and Chill With Mac. This is after she revealed that she reached out to politician Baleka Mbete, to assist her get R1-million from the Department of Arts and Culture to further her studies abroad.

This is after she got accepted to study the New York Film Academy. "I went to maam Baleka Mbete, who was still the Chairperson of Parliament then, I'm like "Mama, I need to go and study," she said. 

"She [ Baleka Mbete] managed to speak to Arts and Culture and then they gave me funding". Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa revealed that Natasha made a request to study abroad directly from him.

“What we know is that Ms Thahane made a request for financial support towards her studies at the New York Film Academy directly to me as the minister,” he said.

“This request is similar to many others my office and the department constantly receives from members of the public. The public does this possibly because I am the political head of the department,” said Mthethwa.

Natasha later backtracked her statement and denied having received R1 million from Mbete or the Department of Arts and Culture.

"I did not receive R1 million from Baleka Mbethe 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 Mbethe and the department of sports and art 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," she said.

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