Bishop Makamu out on R2 000 bail amid alleged sexual assault
Bishop Makamu was on Wednesday released on R2,000 bail on Wednesday.
He was the talk of the town after various reports confirm that a 21-year-old woman has opened a case against him for allegedly sexually assaulting her in the past.
Phindi Mjonondwane, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in Gauteng, said in a media statement that the complaint against the bishop was laid by a former employee of his church on May 19 at the Brackendowns police station in Ekurhuleni.
“The case relates to an incident that allegedly happened in his church office in Alrode in September 2018. The case was remanded to 13 July 2021 for further investigations,” said Mjonondwane.
Phindi then confirmed that Bishop appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court which decided to release him on bail of R2000, “The Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court released Bishop Israel Makamu on R2000 bail following a brief appearance on a charge of sexual assault.”
However, a Sunday newspaper reported that Makamu had alleged in another TV show, AmaBishop, that the recording had been tampered with to make him appear as if he was asking the woman for sex while he was only asking for key to his office.
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