Heavy-hitter Diamond Platnumz arrested

Tanzanian heavy-hitter Diamond Platnumz has been arrested, the BBC reports.

It is alleged Diamond was arrested for posting pictures that Tanzanian authorities say breach cultural norms.

Details of his arrest remain scanty. We will keep you updated as soon as we get more information.

Communications Minister Harrison Mwakwembe said in Parliament that the images project acts that go against a law that bans such acts, the BBC says.

Police are also looking for another Tanzanian musician known as Nandy over similar claims.

The ‘Sikomi’ hit-maker on Sunday posted to his Instagram page a video thread of him, separately, getting cozy with two women.

One of the women is a lady of Caucasian race, who Diamond was seen kissing passionately. The other woman was Hamisa Mobetto.

Diamond captioned the videos: “Ukiachwa, achika” to insinuate he has accepted fate, which left him separated from Zari.

Diamond was dumped by Zari on February 14, 2018, with Zari citing Diamond’s philandering habits as reasons for the split. They have two children together.

It is unclear if the Instagram video posted on Sunday, April 15 is the reason for the artiste’s arrest.

This comes after President John Magufuli complained about obscenity in music videos.

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