Tanzanian pastor’s sex video was fabricated, Home Affairs minister says

Thursday May 16 2019

Bishop Josephat Gwajima addressing a press

Bishop Josephat Gwajima addressing a press conference on Wednesday May 8. PHOTO I THE CITIZEN 

By Sharon Sauwa @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.com

Dodoma. One week after a sex video involving Bishop Josephat Gwajima went viral on social media, the police have confirmed that the video was fabricated.

The Minister for Home Affairs Kangi Lugola, told The Citizen on Thursday, May 16, 2019 that Police were holding two individuals in connection with the video.

“Investigations are still ongoing but what I can say is that after thorough investigations by our experts, it has been confirmed that the video was fabricated,” said Mr Lugola.

Mr Gwajima became the talk of town last week after a video clip, bearing a face that was claimed to be his, was posted on Instagram before it went viral on various social media platforms.

Reacting at a news conference Gwajima said it was works of his enemies and that whoever prepared the video had ill motives.

He said there were some unscrupulous people who wanted to silence him ahead of next year’s elections, claiming that the incident was an attack against his ministry.


“I always ask myself, why is this person targeting me? My understanding is that he wants to shut me up, something which he will not achieve,” said Mr Gwajima.

“I just want to ask you... How can a man record himself making love…and if you look carefully at the footage the hand which was seen trying to prevent the recording is bigger than mine,” he added.