Why Diamond Platnumz’s father could lose both feet

Diamond Platnumz and his father Abdul Jumaa.

Diamond Platnumz’s father Abdul Jumaa is ailing and could have could lose both feet.

According to Tanzanian publication Ijumaa Wikienda who paid him a visit at his home in Magomeni-Kagera, Dar es Salaam, Jumaa is suffering from skin cancer and if not treated, could have both feet amputated.

According to a doctor who saw photos of the Jumaa’s feet, there’s a 50/50 of recovery, but only if he sought medical aid soon.

“Aside from cancer, Diamond’s dad should also be treated for various infections which could lead to him losing both feet,” said Dr Godfrey Charle.

Lack of funds

Jumaa revealed that the feet have been a source of pain for a long time but he’s been unable to seek appropriate medical assistance due to lack of funds.

An old photo of Diamond with his parents.

“Kwa kweli miguu hii imenisumbua kwa muda mrefu sana. Nimehangaika katika hospitali nyingi tu lakini kwa kweli nimeshindwa kujitibia kutokana na gharama kuwa kubwa, he said.

Diamond’s help?

Asked if he had requested for assistance from Diamond, Jumaa declined to respond but pointed out that his son was in the know regarding his condition as it has lasted for a while now.

A photo of Jumaa's feet.

“Siwezi kumzungumzia sana lakini kikubwa mimi kwa sasa namshukuru Mungu kanikutanisha na dada kutoka Uingereza anaitwa Zubeda Humphries ambaye amekuja na kuahidi kunisaidia ili niweze kutibiwa,” said Jumaa.

Diamond and his dad have not been on good terms though the cause of their rift is still unknown, even though his mother Sanura Kasimu has occasionally been speaking to Jumaa.

Jumaa's ailing feet.

 


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