Rea Tsotella Presenter Bishop Makamu Is Criticized For Asking People To Donate R1K Tithes For Him
A video where Bishop Makamu asks people to make a donation of R1 000 or R1 200 tithes has gone viral and people are not impressed with the pastor. The poster was crashed for asking such a large amount from people, during a time where people are faced with indecision on where their next meal will come from as jobs are being lost.
The Rea Tsotella host made a video which has since gone viral for all the wrong reasons, encouraging people to do their little in helping him help others during the pandemic. The video also provides bank details which can be used to send the money.
I don’t know how but Government needs to find a way to intervene. This can’t be rite pic.twitter.com/QOsQOi0NBC
— Daddy Yo 🤓 (@JjSesing) May 18, 2020
Though he has a number of supporters who are sending money, many others are crashing the Bishop for this act, accusing him and many other pastors who are using this pandmeic as a way of benefitting money from people. In an attempt to prove the legality of his ‘fundraising’, a clip shows the pastor printing out proof of payments from those who have donated, serving as an encouragement for many others to do the same.
“Direct Translation “…..In this difficult time we are living in, the best thing u can do is to tithe so you can be successful in this current situation…………., u can tithe with R1000 or R1200……” Bishop I Makamu.
— Khomotso Jubilee Kokohlabang (@KJK_015) May 18, 2020
In responding to the reaction, he told Daily Sun that those who are tone down his work as a man of God, should ignore the video because it was not meant for them. Highlighting that the money was strictly for people who are in need, he said; “If you don’t have it then that message was probably not for you but do not discredit my work as a man of God. I’ve been helping people all my life, I didn’t start because of lockdown”.
Social media is not impressed with the Bishop.
@Bishop_Makamu is not bit unfair for you to want people to donate money to your church while you know people are not working? Please be considerate. You are working & have funeral company why you do this. Please stop this.
— Kosabo Mtshayise (@KosaboMtshayise) May 18, 2020