By Bash Mutumba
A lot has been said, a lot has been done; all aiming at the direction of South African based, Ugandan socialite and businesswoman Zarina Hassan. As a public figure for over 12 years now, Zari has lived a lavish life and been at the center of controversial relationships, sextape leaks and solicited media attention. She has always managed to handle all this, but her most recent tumultuous relationship with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz has proved to be a heavier budden than any she has ever had – she has given in!
Her husband Diamond was always rumored to be cheating on her with various women; some of whom are public figures and that he had on and off encounters with his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Tanzania, Wema Sepetu. It should be remembered that Diamond Platnumz lives in Tanzania, and Zari who lives in South Africa with the kids only comes once in a while for visits.
In an Instagram post on Valentine’s Day, Zari poured her heart out in a way that was not expected – at least not on a day of lovers. Captioning a photo of a black rose, the beautiful mother of 5 said,
Understand that this is very difficult for me to do. There have been multiple rumors some with evidence floating around in ALL SORTS of media in regards to Diamond’s constant cheating and sadly I have decided to end my relationship with Diamond, as my RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DIGNITY & WELL BEING cannot be compromised. We are separating as partners but not as parents. This doesn’t reduce me as a self-made individual, and as a caring mother, and the boss lady you have all come to know. I will continue to build as a mogul, i will inspire the world of women to become boss ladies too. I will teach my four sons to always respect women, and teach my daughter what self-respect means. Unlike many, I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 12 years, and through all my challenges I came out a victor because I am a winner, and so are all of you Zari supporters. HAPPY VALENTINE'S
Rumors were last year proved right when model Hamisa Mobetto birthed a child for Nasibu Abdul Juma aka Diamond, a fact that admittedly broke Zari, but she soldiered on. Hamisa who went on to have social media fights with Zari, was first rumoured to be seeing Zari’s husband after appearing in his Salome video featuring Wasafi Records’ Rayvanny.
The two co-wives to the Wasafi Classic Baby(WCB) boss went on to hold end of year parties in Kampala where they both pulled good crowds in December 2017.
“We met on a flight and talked, and the rest as they say, is history.” Said Zari on their meeting with Chibu Dangote a.k.a Diamond, in an interview last year. Zari broke up with businessman The Late Ivan Ssemwanga – with whom they had 4 sons – a few months before his death, and ignited afire love with Tanzania’s music icon.
Zari was rumoured to have given up on Diamond when she stopped posting lovy dovy videos of them on social media. It is indeed hard for a mother to let go of her children’s father, but we pray that God strengthens Zari in this very emotional moment.