Former miss Tanzania and actress Wema Sepetu has been sent to Jail for seven days over nudity. This follows her appearance in a raunchy video last year that trended like Desire Luzinda’s Kitone on social media.
The sentence came in over failure to appear for her court hearing by Kisutu Resident Magistrate Maira Kasonde who ordered her to be detained as punishment.
However, Reuben Simwanza, Wema’s lawyer told the court his client was in the court premises but could not get into the court room after suddenly falling ill but didn’t save her from being sentenced to a week behind the bars.
She was then arrested and taken to the police station where she will be held till June 24, when the court is set to rule on her bail terms.
The Raunchy Video
The trouble-some video was uploaded by Wema Sepetu herself on her social media, snogging and having intimate sessions with her ‘future hubby’ Patrick better known as PCK.
The post then attracted the Tanzanian Film Board’s attention and as a result, the actress was summoned to court and further banned from taking part in any local film content.
“The film board, as mandated by law, has decided to take the following action against Wema Sepetu: to lock her out of the acting and arts industry for an unknown period of time until the day the film board will be satisfied that she has corrected her behaviour,” Joyce Fissoo, a representative from the film board said.