Diamond recalls his last words with Magufuli
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz is still in shock following the death of their President John Pombe Magufuli. He was one of Magufuli’s favorite musicians and Diamond has said that during their last conversation, Magufuli told him to marry and settle down.
According to Diamond, they were friends and could speak for almost an hour on phone.
”He used to call me and we’d talk for like 40 minutes. 40 minutes for a President is a long time. The last time he called me about 4 pm to wish me all the best in my show. It is sad for me because when i spoke to him he’d encourage me to work hard. He told me i now had to get married and stop joking. We would laugh”
When Diamond received news about Magufuli’s death, he was in the middle of shooting a music video which he had to cancel.
”It was at midnight, i was shaving my hair to go shoot a music video with Mbosso. I felt numb, all my strength over. I was confused and we had to cancel the video. Why would we go on with shooting the video? To celebrate what?”
John Pombe Magufuli died on 17th March and will be buried on Friday at his home in Chato.
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