Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
PASTOR Charles Charamba says he will not launch a witch-hunt for people spreading fake death rumours about him.
The Fishers of Men founder opened up following reports on social media over the weekend that he had died in an accident.
The fake news was spread through voice notes which left hordes of his fans anxious to establish the truth.
And being the torch-bearer and head of the first family of Zim gospel music, Pastor Charamba was prompted to issue a statement on his Facebook Page, bringing the matter to sleep.
“Blessings to us all. Pastor Charamba and the family are all good and sound. Nyasha dzirikutichengeta. We thank all those who contacted us to enquire about the false news. We have NOT been involved in any accident. We also forgive the authors, script writers and voice over artists who created the infamous joke,” reads the statement he issued over the weekend.
Contacted for further comment by H-Metro yesterday, the Fishers of Men boss said he was safe and sound.
“On this issue, I would not blame anyone, my fans should not be worried,” said Pastor Charles Charamba who has since cleared the air after receiving tonnes of messages from fans and stakeholders.
With many of his fans desperate to establish the people who are behind the fake rumours, Pastor Charamba thinks otherwise.
“I encourage people who follow my ministry that we won’t do a witch-hunt; I live for a purpose,” he said.
He also told H-Metro that his family was not traumatised by the news.
“It’s not news to them because they have never missed me for a day or so,” added Charamba.
The affable man of the cloth however mentioned that people’s principles differ and vary, which has prompted others to spread such rumours.
Hordes of fans on social media have thrown their weight behind Pastor Charamba while others blamed rumour mongers spreading fake news.
Pastor Charamba is not the first artist in the mainstream music industry to become a victim of fake death news.
Zora music founder Leonard Zhakataka, Jah Prayzah and Winky D are some of the top artistes who have become victims of fake news peddlers.
The late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi reportedly died many times before his actual death on January 23 2019.
Some of the icons have even written songs dispelling such news while others were forced to issue press statement to clear the air.