Wema Sepetu in tears as she gets jailed

More trouble for the Tanzanian sweetheart

Wema Sepetu

Bongo Movie actress Wema Sepetu has been sent to jail for seven days after being found guilty of sharing incident videos and photos on social media contrary to Tanzanian laws.

Wema, will be spending one week in prison as she awaits the court’s ruling on an appeal filed by her lawyer.

“Wema Sepetu akilia kwa uchungu baada ya kuamriwa kwenda maabusu kwa wiki moja. MAHAKAMA ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu imeamuru msanii wa filamu Wema Sepetu kukaa gerezani kwa siku nane wakati akisubiri maamuzi ya dhamana,” reads an update.

Intimate videos

The ruling comes a week after the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s court issued an arrest warrant against her for failure to appear in court over intimate videos that went viral on social media, a few months ago.

The prosecution said that Wema had gone against her bail terms, after she failed to appear in court.

Ms Sepetu’s lawyer Reuben Simwanza however, told the court that her client went to the court for the hearing as it had been ordered, but fell ill hence her failure to show up in the court room.

Intimate video

In October last year, Wema Sepetu found herself on the wrong side of the law after the video surfaced online showing her in bed making love with a man she identified as her "future husband".

She was then asked to record a statement with the police and later on banned from participating in any film-related works indefinitely with a fine of Tsh10 million.


Electronic laws

The ban was later on lifted after six months.

In Tanzania, anybody who violates the electronic laws is supposed to be banned for six months, in addition to barring them from using social media or participating in any works related to music or Film.


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