Former Moja Love presenter and Bishop Israel Makamu, 42, has been arrested following a case of sexual misconduct opened by a 21-year-old woman who after an audio of the pastor allegedly making sexual advances when she was 17 years old was leaked.
Makamu has since denied he made sexual advances saying he was misconstrued by the woman who had allegedly used the tape as a means to extort money from him.
A week ago, Moja Love released a statemnt distancing themselves formthe bishop and announcing his resignation after.
“Bishop Makamu maintains that he is innocent and that the recording dates back to 2017. He says the lady in the audio worked for him and their conversation wa snot sexual,” the statement wrote.
In an interview with with Drum Magazine, said to be pursuing criminal charges against Makamu.
“I want him to be arrested and to never do what he did to me or anyone else,” she’d told the publication.
Makamu will appear at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of sexual assault.
An official police report to follow.