After seven days behind bars, Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu is a free woman.
Sepetu – who was remanded by a Dar es Salam court for failing to adhere to the terms of her bond – was released Monday morning with a stern warning, cautioning her against skipping further court appearances.
Wema was remanded on 18th June, 2019 after she failed to attend hearings in a case where she was accused of posting her sex tape online.
Kisutu Resident Magistrate Maira Kasonde set Sepetus’s next hearing date for July 4th.
Court pictures published by Tanzanian entertainment outlets show a stark difference in the screen-siren’s looks and demeanor.
Not wearing a stitch of makeup, the Miss Tanzania 2006 title holder looked remorseful when she appeared before the judge.
In place of her Instagram-ready outfits, Sepetu wore a simple flowy gown and she covered her hair in a matching veil.
She avoided paparazzi and reporters after her release.
Wema’s ex-boyfriend, Patrick Christopher aka PCK, who appeared in the raunchy video clip, took to his social media pages to apologise to the actress.
“I am sorry for the troubles you are undergoing. This will pass; be strong. My heart is troubled by what has happened to you. However, this sentence is not the end of life. I believe the dust shall settle, and you will be strong once again,” PCK said in Instagram post last week.
Wema has – in the recent past – attracted multiple legal trouble.
In February 2017, Wema was accused of drug and substance abuse after 1.80 grams of bhang was found in her Dar es Salaam house.
In July last year, the award-winning entertainer was found guilty of the offence and ordered to pay a fine of Ksh.44,000 (Tsh.1 million) or serve a one-year jail term; she secured her freedom by paying the fine.