Ghana Highlife superstar, Ofori Amponsah seems to have declared ‘war’ on pastors who point fingers at people for being witches.
Ofori Amponsah, who recently received a lot of media backlash for recanting on his earlier decision not to sing secular music again after he became a full-fledged pastor, expressed these sentiments when he appeared on Ghana’s number one celebrity and lifestyle show, Celebrity Fanzone on Viasat1 last Saturday.
While addressing recent media reports about a 60-year-old woman who was beaten badly for supposedly being a witch, Ofori Amponsah condemned the attacks and vehemently rejected any form of finger pointing which suggested that someone was a witch.
“I believe that there is this kind of spirits [witches] but, I do not actually believe they operate at the human level. It is something that is not flesh and blood, so people shouldn’t point accusing fingers at people saying this one is a witch or this one is not. Of course pastors are doing it, you go to the church and they call you and tell you your husband is a witch. This is crazy,” Ofori stated bluntly.
Ofori Amponsah, who refused to reveal the name of his church when asked, also disclosed that, he had a friend who denied support for his parents because according to him [friend], his parents were witches.
“If I come to your church or any setting and you tell me this one is a witch, it’s finished. I won’t talk to you again,” the Otoolege hit-maker cautioned. Also on the show were co-hosts, Chantelle Asante, Jessica Opare Saforo and Akosua Hanson; who all condemned the terrible treatment meted out especially to women simply because they are believed to be witches.
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