Family speaks on rumour Prof Jay has died

• Proffesor Jay is the former Member of Parliament for Mikumi, in Tanzania.

Professor Jay in the past
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The family of Tanzanian artist turned politician, Professor Jay, has refuted claims that he is dead. They have asked his fans to ignore the rumours.

The rapper’s younger brother Black Rhyno told Global Publishers that;

“It is a lie. He is not dead. Let us stop saying things that are not true.”

A Tanzanian politician by the name, John Heche, also shut down the rumours in a tweet that read;

Habari kuhusu prof Jay ni za uwongo zipuuzeni.” (News about Prof Jay are not true)

Jay has been hospitalized for weeks with some of those being spent in the ICU. He is said to be suffering from High BP and was also alleged to be battling Covid -19.

The ex-MP is currently undergoing dialysis as his kidneys have been affected. A source told Mpasho that his health is deteriorating fast but he is fighting for his life.

Speaking to the press, fellow musician Ambwene Yessayah, better known by his stage name A.Y said, 

“There is progress but let us keep praying for our brother Prof Jay’s full recovery. For now, the family has opted not to make his ailment public but all this will be disclosed in due course.” 

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