- AmaBishop pastors have distanced themselves from troubled TV presenter Bishop Israel Makamu
- Pastor Joshua Maponga III and pastor Enoch Phiri have apologised on social media for seemingly defending Bishop Makamu
- Makamu has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately and has been charged with sexual assault by a former member of his church
AmaBishop pastors have distanced themselves from Bishop Makamu. Pastor Joshua Maponga III and pastor Enoch Phiri took to social media to address the backlash for allegedly defending Bishop Makamu.
In a recent episode of AmaBishop, Bishop Makamu was given the platform to share his side of the story and the viewers of the show were not impressed by the episode.
Makamu has since been charged with sexual assault by a former member of his church. Pastor Maponga took to Twitter to apologise for seemingly defending Makamu. Pastor Phiri issued an apology on Facebook last week.
Social media users shared mixed reactions to Maponga's apology. Check out some of their comments below:
"Thank you for opening the eyes of many people. The show was needed and we hope for another season. Where you erred together with other panelists, we forgive you. No one is perfect but we appreciate the wisdom and the truth you imparted on the show. Peace."
"He made excuses for Makamu who is alleged to have sexually abused a congregant and uou say he opened eyes."
"I was your number 1 fan till you decided to lie on tv defending Makamu, now im having doubts. Anyway I still watch your videos online. Apology accepted, we all make mistakes and what's more important is owning up to our mistakes."
"You were good until Makamu's episode."
"That's better. We are unfortunately still so disappointed in you sir and wondering if men only stand for the truth only if their friends are not involved. Maybe the break will do us good. Bye."
More damning allegations
In related news, Briefly News reported Kwanele Mfundisi has made more damning allegations against trouble Bishop Israel Makamu. The organisation took to social media and shared that more girls have accused the TV presenter of sexually abusing them.
Kwanele Mfundisi is a platform for victims of pastors and churches. The founder of the organisation Sihle Sibisi took to Facebook after Makamu made an appearance on Moja Love's AmaBishop.
Sihle shared that they had contacted the channel and requested to be part of the panel that interviewed Makamu but were allegedly denied the opportunity.
She said the organisation allegedly has multiple cases, old and new, that have emerged against Makamu. According to ZAlebs, Kwanele Mfundisi also alleged that the latest AmaBishop episode was just a publicity stunt to get Bishop Makamu to clear his name so he can be reinstated to Rea Tsotella.
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