Northmead Assemblies of God Presiding Bishop Joshua Banda has refuted reports that he has launched a product called Anointed Vaseline bearing his name and image.
In a statement issued by his Executive Assistant and Head of Media, Bishop Banda said he is in no way connected to the said product.
“It has come to our attention that an online publication has posted a beauty product namely “Anointed Vaseline” bearing Bishop H.K Banda’s name and image. We wish to categorically state that Bishop Banda is in no way connected to the said product,” the statement said.
It said, “This act is libellous and malicious. We can only assume that it is meant to dent the good image of Bishop Banda. This criminal act has thus been reported to law enforcement agencies.”
“Dr Banda is on record for championing the Biblical teaching aimed at raising public awareness regarding the dangers of tokenism which results from the use and misapplication of religious emblems such as oil, water etc. which is rampant in our day. We thank all the well-wishers for their quick action in bringing this evil act to our attention.”