Mwakyembe: 'Social Media not Garbage Dump' as Diamond Platnumz Face Criminal Charges

Tanzanian minister, Harrison Mwakyembe has insisted that Bongo star Diamond Platnumz must respect the nation's culture - and he will be brought to justice for indecency on social media.   

Diamond Platnumz was arrested and detained briefly for publishing “indecent” photographs on social media, the information minister told parliament.

Images have circulated on social networks showing the 28-year-old singer, shirtless and in bed with a female companion, 26-year-old Faustina Charles, popularly known as Nandy.

“Among our artists, there are some who are starting to spread indecency on social media,” Harrison Mwakyembe said.
Daimond Platinumz in Police Custody  

“I inform you that yesterday we were able to arrest the great musician Diamond Platnumz, he is being questioned by the police about the indecent photos he circulated,” the minister said.

“Social media is not a garbage dump of sorts. Our country has a culture,” he said, adding the musician would be brought to justice.

Diamond Platnumz aka Naseeb Abdul Juma, is one of the most popular musicians in Tanzania.

Tanzania's top music star Diamond Platnumz was only held briefly by authorities over what the authorities allege were "obscene" videos he allegedly posted on social media, news agency Reuters reports. - Online Sources

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