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Diamond Platnumz arrested over explicit videos
By Fay Ngina | Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 14:00 EAT
Diamond arrested
  • Diamond Platinumz got arrested after posting explicit videos on social media
  • The videos of the musician went viral online

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz was arrested on Monday 16 April and is being questioned by the police after posting ‘explicit’ videos on social media.

According to Bongo5.com the Minister of Communication Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe confirmed the arrest while speaking in parliament.

“Tulitunga sheria mwaka 2010 lakini tulikosa kanuni za kuweza kubana hasa maudhui upande wa mitandao, tumeshatunga hizo kanuni na sasa hivi hizo kanuni zimeanza kufanya kazi. Kuna baadhi ya wasanii wetu ambao walianza kufanya uhuni uhuni ndani ya mitandao ya kijamii jana tumeweza kumkamata msanii nyota Tanzania Diamond na tumemfikisha polisi na anahojiwa kutokana na picha chafu alizozirusha vile vile inabidi hata binti Nandy naye akamatwe ahojiwe,“ said Dr Mwakyembe in Swahili. 

Diamond arrest comes after he posted two videos on his Instagram handle that were considered explicit.

He first posted a video with his baby mama Hamisa Mobeto and a Caucasian lady.

The two videos went viral and the musician was criticised by a lot of people including Kenya Gospel singer Bahati's wife.

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