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Diamond's mum: Mzee Abdul is not his biological dad

She started dating him while already pregnant with Diamond

In Summary

• Mama Dangote accused Mzee Abdul of disowning and neglecting Diamond 

Diamond's father with his son
Diamond's father with his son
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The controversial paternity surrounding Bongo star Diamond Platnumz has been laid to rest by his mother Sandrah, who said Mzee Abdul Juma is not the singer's biological father.

Diamond has many times been called out by fans for abandoning Mzee Abdul, who was believed to be his father.

Fed up, his mother set the record straight, saying Mzee Abdul only briefly raised Diamond before walking out of his life.

She unleashed photos of a man with a striking resemblance with Diamond. Later in an exclusive interview with Wasafi radio, she said she met Mzee Abdul when she was already pregnant.

"Diamond's dad is called Salum Iddy Nyange. Mzee Abdul ni Baba Mlezi wa Diamond. He refused Diamond's pregnancy since the first days, saying it was not his. I have told him many times and so he already knew," she said.

"Like I say every day, had he accepted the pregnancy while still young, he would be Diamond's dad, but that was his mistake. He did not help us in any way since nursery school to secondary school."

Addressing the revelation on Tanzanian media, Mzee Abdul said he is finally glad and relieved.

"This is because there were so many things I kept asking myself, like why is it that when I want something I cannot get it but when others ask, they end up getting it?'

He added that he had no clue about it.

"Turns out, she and her son sat down behind my back and planned their things and now I got the answers in this short time, that I am not Diamond’s biological father."

Mzee Abdul also asked the singer to drop his surname, 'Abdul'.

"Tanzanians kept asking why I was spotted carrying loads and living like a beggar, now they also get their answers. I am not a beneficiary in that family as I am not the biological father."

He also criticised Mama Dangote in the interview, saying she could have told her son about his real father when he was still young.

"This woman has failed a bit, she revealed to her son that I am not his real dad now when he is an adult," he said.

"She should have done that when he was still young."

Many things came up when we were together, like living with her, taking her to hospital when she was pregnant till she gave birth, raising him and now when the son has gained riches, it’s when she breaks the news to him, and here I was, asking for a help. Little did I know I was not a beneficiary."

Diamond has not commented on the issue yet.