- The plot thickens as Pastor Enoch Phiri has decided to distance himself from fellow Bishop Makamu
- Pastor Phiri had previously defended Makamu against allegations of asking for sexual favours from a young woman
- Issuing a statement online, Phiri has apologised and says he will no longer undermine women in the church
AmaBishop Pastor Enoch Phiri previously showed support to Bishop Makaumu amidst his sex scandal but he's now changing his tune. Phiri has apologised and has said that he is going to distance himself from Makamu from now on.
The preacher published a statement after the broadcast aired, apologizing for his comments. He also stated that he opposes views that undermine women and that it is his responsibility to safeguard women and children in the church.
"I wish to apologise unconditionally for the way the message was conveyed by myself as if I was in support and condoning the alleged actions of Bishop Makamu. I hereby, distance myself from any utterances which undermine women," read the statement.
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"I wish to apologise to our viewers those who take time to support and watch 'AmaBishop' on channel 157 and those who follow me on various platforms both TV and social media," he said.
Makamu's sex scandal has erupted to the point that his wife is accused of offering the victim's family R1 million in hush money. Makamu claimed he was merely contacting the young girl for the church keys since she was a church employee.
Briefly News previously reported that 'AmaBishop' trended as Bishop Israel Makamu talked about keys in a leaked recording. Bishop Israel Makamu is currently trending on social media following Sunday night's episode of AmaBishop.
The popular pastor was a guest on the show to talk about his recent sex scandal. Makamu was in the spotlight recently when a recording of him allegedly asking a then 17-year-old girl for sex went viral. Makamu defended himself on the show.
He claimed that he called the girl at the time to ask for his church keys. The TV presenter claimed the reason he asked the girl if she was alone was because it would not look good for a church elder to walk into a schoolgirl's room alone.
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