Diamond Platnumz may be good friends with Tanzanian president, Pombe John Magufuli but not with his government, especially when he is on the wrong side of the law.
This was confirmed today after Tanzania Communication Regulation Authority(TCRA) banned the singer’s radio station, Wasafi FM, from broadcasting for seven days.
According to a statement by the regulator, the station violated the country’s communication rules put in place to guard its citizens against unfiltered content.
The TCRA Managing Director James Kilaba in a presser held on Friday, September 11, told journalists Wasafi FM’s presenters used vulgar language on their shows; ‘The Switch’ and ‘Mashamsham’, which is against the authority’s rules.
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He further disclosed the offenses were committed in August 2020 and cannot go unpunished.
The communication authority not only banned the station from broadcasting but also demanded it offers subsequent apologies.
Kilaba held the authority will take further action against Diamond’s station should it fail to apologise and desist from vulgar language in its shows.
It is not clear which words the presenters of the aforementioned shows used but judging by the punishment, they were grievous.
Following the ban, Wasafi FM took to its social media platforms to confirm to fans the station had gone off air.
The station also sent out a public apology to Tanzanians and promised to adhere to TCRA regulations in future.
“In honouring TCRA directive, Wasafi FM management would like to apologise to TCRA and Tanzanians in general after our shows ‘The Switch’ and ‘Mashamsham’ violated the communications act by using vulgar language. We humbly accept the punishment from TCRA. We will also be going off air from today until September 18”, the media station said.
Wasafi FM is not the only station that suffered following the use of vulgar language in their shows.
Tanzanian’s favourite stations Clouds FM and Cloud TV received the same punishment for violating the same rules.
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