Diamond Platnumz’s biological father Abdul Juma has revealed that he still sells second hand shoes to put food on the table as his son lives lavishly.
In a candid interview with ‘Mpaka Home’, a YouTube programme, Mzee Juma disclosed that his celebrity his son rarely supports him.
“Siku hizi na kwenda kule sokoni nitafute viatu nije nisafiche kisha niende zangu mtaa kuuza kisha maisha yanaendelea. Sasa hivi hamna mtu anayenipa msaada kivile labda tu kutokee jambo kama vile naumwa ndo labda watatoa msaada wao,” narrated Mzee Juma.
The old man openly regretted dumping Diamond’s mother Bi Sandra Snura while the singer was a teenager, and wished his son could forgive him and make peace.
Mzee Juma however wonders why the singer believes everything his mother tells him on what led to their split thus picking sides.
“Mimi kama mzazi nafsi yangu inaniuma sana. Kama niligombana na mamake kwenye nafsi yake haijui inaweza ikawa neno la ukweli au uongo,” he went on.
Diamond’s father pleaded with the singer and his siblings to start a business for him, similar to the philanthropic gestures they have extended to other people.
“Kuna watu ambao anawasaidia hata hawajui. Lakini naomba mkipata nafasi mumuhoji pia na kama kuna uwezekano anisaidie, hamna mtu asiyemsamehe mtu.” he pleaded.
Mzee Juma has previously been accused of being a dead beat father who wants to ride on the success of his son. He remarried years after dumping Diamond’s mother and had two other children