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Tanzanian musician Diamond Platinumz arrested for posting 'indecent videos'

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platinumz arrested for posting 'indecent videos'”

Tanzania's Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe says that authorities plan to file charges against top musician Diamond Platinumz for posting "obscene" and "indecent" material on social media, news agency AFP reports.

The new law is being considered another worrisome attempt by President John Magufuli to suppress free speech in the country.

The recording in question involves the 28-year-old superstar smooching and caressing the unidentified woman and the other is of him sitting on Hamisa Mobeto. Two mobile phones were confiscated as part of an ongoing investigation, they added.

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Social media speculations indicates that the award winning singer shares the raunchy videos with the aim of spiting his ex-girlfriend, Zari Hassan. The video clip with Nandy also went viral on WhatsApp but it was unclear who had originally posted it. "Our country has a culture".

Activists have accused his government of infringing free speech and democracy in its crackdown on internet users.

In the law signed last month, online content providers are required to operate according to rules set by the Tanzanian Communications Regulations Authority (TCRA). "Social media is not a garbage dump of sorts".



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