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Diamond’s Wasafi TV to resume airing next month after the ban was lifted

Diamond’s media Wasafi TV will resume broadcasting from March 1, 2021.

The move comes after the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) reviewed penalties that were earlier slapped on the channel.

TCRA acting director Johannes Kalungule banned the entertainment channel for six months on January 1 after airing singer Gigy Money dancing at the Tumewasha festival while scantily dressed.

In a statement, the regulatory authority announced that Wasafi TV’s 6-month ban for ‘violating broadcast regulations’ will be lifted on February 28, 2021.

“TCRA has reviewed its earlier decision to ban Wasafi TV and therefore, it reduced the ban and it will be lifted,” the statement by TCRA Director-General James Kilaba read in part.

However, if Wasafi fails to comply with reinstatement conditions, including a demand that they honour their terms of the license, further action will be taken against the company.

“Wasafi TV will continue to serve the suspension until February 28, it is also directed to comply with the terms of the license to provide paid-for content services and if it fails, rejects, or defies this decision, further legal and regulatory action will be taken against the station,” Kilaba warned.

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Diamond Platnumz posing
Diamond Platnumz posing

Following the announcement, Diamond said he remains optimistic despite the challenges his station continues to face.

“God has allowed you to give your peers a platform where they can further develop themselves…So it is not everyone who you give an opportunity will thrive. Don’t lose hope…Accept it and continue supporting, loving and respecting them.”

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