Moja Love (DStv 157) has accepted Bishop Israel Makamu’s decision to voluntarily step down from the channel pending an internal investigation after a recording with sexual connotations has been circulating on social media!
This follows an alleged sex scandal where the Bishop is heard in a clip allegedly asking for sex from a church member.
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“As a channel, we will be conducting an internal investigation regarding the matter before Bishop Makamu is reinstated back to the channel,” reads a statement released by Moja Love on Tuesday.
“On consultation with the channel, Bishop Makamu maintains that he is innocent and says that the recording dates back to 2017. He says the lady in the recording worked for him and their conversation was not sexual in any manner and it was altered to extort money from him,” says Moja Love’s Head of Channel Bokani Moyo.
Israel Makamu says that he thought the matter had been resolved back then but it suddenly emerged again three weeks ago. The Bishop suspects that his character is being assassinated.
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“Even so, the channel stands firm in establishing two sides to the story and will do a rigorous investigation to establish the truth around the circumstances of the recording,” says Moja Love.
Moja Love’s Bokani Moyo says: “As a channel, we take this recording very seriously. We have started with an internal investigation and are reaching out to the lady in the recording to find out the events around the recording.
“One of our properties, AmaBishop, reveals behind the scenes shenanigans that pastors and bishops engage in and impose on the public. We cannot ignore a recording of this nature where one of our hosts is implicated. `we have to establish the facts and truth before Makamu comes back as part of the team.”