Jewel Platnumz’s stepfather Mzee Abdul Juma is asking for help to treat an ongoing disease that has been affecting his legs for quite a long time.
In an interview with a Tanzanian news source, Mzee Juma said he has since been diagnosed to have skin cancer.
“Walinikata nyama wakanicheck kisha wakaniambia kwamba niko na matatitzo ya cancer ya ngozi. Nikaenda kwa waganga wa kienyeji. Mara nyingi nakua okay mara nyingi ugonjwa unanirudia,” he said.
Mzee Abdul hailed his daughter Zubeida, who lives in the UK, for assisting him with medical.
“Alinisaidia sana kupita kiwango. Ni mtoto wangu wa ukweli mwenye roho ya imani. Namuombea Mwenyezi Mungu amfungulie pepo la kheri. Namshukuru. Namshukuru sana.”
Mzee Abdul says that his alienated child Diamond Platnumz had promised to take him abroad to look for better treatment.
This changed after the artist abandoned him last year after it arose that his dad was the departed Salum Iddi Nyange.
“Familia niliyokua nayo ya kwanza waliniambia watanipeleka nje. Nilikua nilishakua na imani lakini bahati mbaya ilikua sio riziki. Ikatokea tofauti.”
Abdul Juma asked well-wishers for help, saying: “It is hard for people to understand what I am going through.”