Popular Tanzanian actress, Wema Sepetu was captured on camera crying after being ordered by a court to spend seven days behind bars for posting sexually explicit videos and photos on the internet.
Her woes began in October 2018 after her Instagram account was hacked. An intimate video of herself and her now ex-boyfriend, Patrick, was shared and it went viral on social media.
The video shows the two lovebirds in bed engaging in foreplay activity.
According to Tanzanian law, anybody who violates the Electronic law is faced with a ban of 6 months and barring them from using social media or participating in any works related to music or film. The offender is also asked to issue an apology over their indecent acts.
Wema Seputu was banned from participating in any film-related works indefinitely with a fine of Tsh10 million.
The ban was later lifted after six months but the case has been pending in court.
The beautiful actress is reported to have failed to appear in court on some occasions, prompting the court to issue an order for her arrest.
When she was brought before the Kisutu Magistrate’s Court on Monday, June 17, Sepetu’s pleaded for forgiveness, saying her failure to show up in court was as a result of tight work schedule and other genuine reasons, the judge was adamant.
The resident magistrate, Maira Kasonde remanded her in police custody to reappear on June 24 when the case will be called for further hearing.
”THE CASE WILL BE HEARD AGAIN ON JUNE 24 THIS YEAR; THEREFORE, THE ACCUSED SHOULD BE LOCKED UP UNTIL THAT DATE,” MAIRA KASONDE SAID.
Sepetu was in tears as she was led out of the courtroom by prison warders. She will remain locked up until June 24 when her bail hearing is set.
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