There’s no funnier Twitter account than the one held by Nandos South Africa – but even these guys know where to draw the line. The fast-food favourites have distanced themselves from a fake advert, which makes light of the sexual allegations levelled towards the host of the DStv talk show Rea Tsotella, Bishop Makamu.
The presenter has voluntarily stepped down, while an investigation involving him gets underway. This is in relation to a recording circulating on social media, in which a man believed to be Makamu can be heard asking for sex from a woman who was part of his congregation. A replacement host, for the time being, has not yet been announced.
Bishop Makamu is the founder of Endless Hope Bible Church in Alberton. He gained prominence for his confrontational role on-air. In a statement, Moja Love said it has accepted his decision to move out of the limelight. Makamu, meanwhile, maintains that the conversation ‘was not sexual in any manner’, and says it was ‘altered to extort money from him’.
Nandos, however, found themselves dragged into a storm of controversy yesterday. Several ‘fake adverts’, made to look like they were created by the chicken specialists, made their way online – and they carried some provocative tag lines.
— Moeng_Maditsi🤏😎 (@MaditsiMoeng02) May 11, 2021
The group moved swiftly to denounce the ‘bad taste’ images, saying that the joke ‘does not align’ with the Nandos brand:
“Whilst we value the enthusiasm of fans for our brand, we don’t appreciate the production of these fake ads. This is in bad taste and is in no way aligned with our brand or values. And remember, if it’s not on our page, it’s not ours.”