A court in Dar es Salaam has directed that popular bongo movie actress Wema Sepetu be remanded in custody for seven days after she went against the bond terms in a case she is accused of leaking her sex tape online.
Last Tuesday, the same court issued a warrant of arrest on the actress after she failed to appear for the mentioning of the case.
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The Kisutu Resident Magistrate, Maira Kasonde postponed the mentioning of the case to today, Monday 17th June 2019, when Wema showed up.
However, in a dramatic turn of events, the court has ruled that the former Miss Tanzania 2006 be remanded until next week Monday, June 24, June, 2019 when it will make a fresh ruling on whether or not to release her on new bond terms.
Wema failed to show up for the mentioning of the case in which the state is accusing her of publishing a sex tape, featuring former lover, on her Instagram account last November.
In last week’s ruling Kasonde argued that for failing to appear before the court, Wema, who has 5.2 million followers on Instagram, had gone against the bond terms.
However, in her defense, Wema’s lawyer Ruben Simwanza argued that her client arrived for the hearing but was forced to leave the court’s premises after she suddenly developed stomach complications.
Wema Sepetu a Tanzanian actress was born on 28 September, 1988. She is the last of four children of the late Abraham Sepetu, a diplomat.
She did her primary, secondary, and high school education at Academy International School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
She later gained admission into Limkowing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia to pursue an international business course which she did for a one-year and then dropped out to pursue acting.
She was initiated into the movie industry by the late Steven Kanumba when they were dating. She made her film debut in A Point Of No Return where she played Dina.
Wema, also participated the Miss Tanzania beauty pageant which she won in 2006. She represented Tanzania at Miss World 2006 which was held in Poland.