A Kenyan woman reportedly pitched tent outside Tanzanian star musician Diamond Platnumz’s residence in Madale, Dar es Salaam on December 19th, accusing him of refusing to take responsibility for a child she says he sired with her, Tanzania’s Global Publisher reports.
The woman, who identified herself as Pansheni Salama later dumped the baby girl outside the award-winning singer's house after attempts to seek audience with him hit a snag.
“Salama had unsuccessfully tried to meet Diamond Platnumz, and the only hope she was left with was seeking an audience with his bonafide partner, Zari Hassan. Salama had learnt via social media reports that Zari was in the country, and hoped she will help her reach Diamond,” a source told the Tanzanian outlet.
“Salama was carrying a baby, when she camped outside Diamond’s house. She claimed Diamond Platnumz was the baby’s father. She had on several occasions, while carrying her baby, spent nights outside the singer’s house,” added the informant.
“Security guards, who were manning the houses around the vicinity, on December 19th took her to the office of the president of the Madale residents’ association. She looked pale, and her baby was being bitten by mosquitoes during the night vigil outside Diamond’s house."
When contacted over the issue, Madale residents’ association chairman, Christina Chilumba confirmed the incident. “It is true the said woman (Salama) camped outside Diamond Platnumz’s house on the night of December 19. She was carrying a baby that evening. For more information about this incident, contact the president of the Madale residents’ association,” said Ms Chilumba, who is the Mivumoni area representative.
Madale residents’ welfare president, Deo Kamugisha said he had summoned Diamond Platnumz to his office, but he declined to appear. “Security guards woke me up at 2am on December 19, reporting that a middle-aged woman had camped outside Diamond Platnumz’s house, accusing the singer of neglecting his parental responsibilities,” said Mr Kamugisha.
“The woman, who identified herself as Pansheni Salama from Kenya, said she’d traveled to Dar er Salaam to give Diamond his baby. Ms Salama said she had obtained relevant documents from Magomeni representative, which allowed her to gain access to the singer’s house. Ms Salama said she had earlier camped outside Diamond Platnumz’s Wasafi Records offices in Sinza, where she did not manage to meet him, and thus resorted to going to his home,” said Mr Kamugisha.