A Dar es Salaam magistrate court has finally ordered the release of popular Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu but with tightened conditions after she spent seven days in the cooler.
The actress had been sent to Segera prison after she flouted her bail terms after she was chagred with leaking her sex tape with her Burundian ex-fiance known as MCP.
On Monday, during the mentioning of the case, Resident Magistrate Maira Kasonde released Wema Sepetu on new strict bond terms. Wema will be required to show up in court in person without fail during the hearing of the case. Magistrate Kasonde warned Wema that she will remain behind bars for the entire period of her case should she go against the bond terms.
“Mahakama inatoa onyo la mwisho kwa mshtakiwa, ikitokea mshtakiwa huyu amevunja sheria kwa kutofika mahakamani bila taarifa, Mahakama hii haitasita kumfutiua dhamana” Kasonde ruled.
Wema found herself in trouble two weeks ago after failing to show up for the mentioning of the case.
The state is accusing the actress of publishing a sex tape with former lover on her Instagram account last November.
However in her defense, Wema’s laywer 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.
In the video that has landed her on the wrong side of iron fist ruler John Magufuli’s government, she was filmed making out with her ex-fiance, a Burundian identified as Patrick popularly known in Bongo showbizz circles as PCK.
Wema Sepetu ended up in a nasty fight with PCK and later had a bitter break up with him after she accused him of blackmail and conning her some good amount of money. The pair has been embroiled in bitter exchange or words on social media.