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Tweeps slam Lerato Kganyago from defending Natasha Thahane. Images via Instagram @leratokganyago @natasha_thahane.

‘Use the people’: Tweeps think Lerato Kganyago is defending Natasha

Tweeps slam Lerato Kganyago for defending Natasha Thahane: ‘She is talking from a point of privilege hence why she justifies it.’

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Tweeps slam Lerato Kganyago from defending Natasha Thahane. Images via Instagram @leratokganyago @natasha_thahane.

Tweeps think media personality Lerato Kganyago defended actress Natasha Thahane’s R1 million scholarship, on an episode of Podcast And Chill which premiered on Monday 29 November.

TWEEPS SLAM LERATO FOR DEFENDING NATASHA

Natasha Thahane trended on Twitter this past weekend because of her interview with MacG on Podcast And Chill. The actress revealed that she received R1 million in funding to study at the New York Film Academy in 2017. Tweeps thought this was nepotism and privilege because of the struggle students face to fund their studies. 

“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,” said Natasha.

Lerato Kganyago joined MacG, Sol Phenduka and The Ghost Lady on the next episode of Podcast And Chill. The “chillers” discussed Sizwe Dhlomo and Unathi Nkayi’s altercation at Kaya FM. They also discussed Natasha’s scholarship. Lerato then said she feels bad for Natasha because of the backlash she faced and thinks you can use the people around you to level up. 

“If you can use the people around you to level up or whatever and they (are) willing to help. If given the opportunity on a f***** gold platter,” she said. 

Tweeps were not impressed with this remark and slammed her on Twitter because they thought she was defending Natasha.

“Nah you’re reading too much into this love. It was not even in that context. Apologies if you felt offended. I have love and respect for you, just don’t discredit my work,” responded Lerato. 

ALSO READ: ‘We are failing students’: Mmusi Maimane on Natasha’s R1m scholarship

DID LERATO BENEFIT FROM GOVERNMENT FUNDING?

The Ghost Lady interrupted Lerato, claiming she also benefited from government funding.

“But you Lerato, you benefited from government money,” said The Ghost Lady. 

Tweeps also thought the media personality was a beneficiary because of her family.

The media personality said that she has not benefited from government funding.

“I have never. If I wanted to, here’s the thing, because people always mention,” she said.

She went on to say that people must stop mistaking her uncle Lesetja Kganyago — Governor of the South African reserve bank for her father. Lerato went on to say that she has not received as much as R1 from her uncle so she has not benefited from government funding. 

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE