I wanted keys, not sex – Bishop Israel Makamu sticks to his words.
Rea Tsotella television show host Bishop Israel Makamu has broken his silence for the first time since a damning recording of a phone call he had with a young woman surfaced last week.
In last night’s episode of Moja Love’s AmaBishop, Makamu acknowledges that he is the man on the recording and says he has apologized to the family of the woman, even though the audio had been tampered with.
“Why would I pay R1 million for something that would never put me in trouble?. I have taken a lot of insult. I have nothing to lose. That was my voice in the voice note. I want to be very careful. I am not here to defend myself, I am not here to retaliate, but I will point out a few points that I want you to understand. That conversation was not a complete conversion. That one served its purpose,” Makamu said.
He alleged that the recording was tampered with to make it appear as though he was asking for s_x from the young woman when he was only asking her for keys to his office.
“I didn’t want to argue. The family had the portion of me speaking, so I decided to take that worst scenario and own up to it, and admit that it was me. I am not owning up here on TV.
“I owned up my responsibility since the first day because the family came and played the audio and I said I was talking about the key,” he said.
Makamu said he first heard about the recording being made public after he was called by Kaya FM informing him that the radio station would be playing it on air.
“They told me that they would play it on Kaya FM. By then, I felt I had paid the price. Their intention of going to the radio station was to embarrass me and I did get embarrassed,” Bishop Makamu said.
The public has its own conclusions and since a police case was opened last week this will push for answers from the Bishop Makamu and other parties involved.