Diamond Platnumz family is in mourning.

Early Thursday morning, Diamond Platnumz stepfather, popularly known as Uncle Shamte, announced on his Instagram that his father had passed on.

Diamond Platnumz’s father captioned his Instagram post,

“14 May 2020. Mzee Shamte Baba Yangu Mzazi” ending with a praying emoji

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14 May 2020. MZEE SHAMTE BABA YANGU MZAZI 🙏.

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One hour earlier, Mama Dangote, Diamond Platnumz mother and Uncle Shamte’s wife had revealed to her Instagram followers of her father in law’s death.

Mama Dangote had simply captioned her image, “Mzee Shamte.”

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Mzee Shamte…

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The death of Uncle Shamte’s father is a big blow to the entire family considering how close they all are. Uncle Shamte seems to have a close relationship with Mama Dangote’s children, Diamond Platnumz, Esma Platnumz, and Romy Jones. Uncle Shamte has her wife’s kids picture on his Instagram page.

Mama Dangote and Uncle Shamte are mourning the death of their father barely one month after rekindling their romance that the two love to publicize. The two had broken up reasons known to them and their close family members.

As of the time of publishing this article, the cause of Mzee Shamte’s was still unknown to the public.

We belong to Allah and to him we shall return. May his soul rest in eternal peace.