Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu is in India for medical treatment, her mother Mariam Sepetu says.
Mariam told a Dar es Salaam court on Tuesday that her daughter, who is facing drug-related charge, could not attend court proceedings because she was “away on treatment”. Mariam did not disclose what Wema is suffering from.
State prosecutor Constantine Kakula enquired why the actress wasn’t physically in court, expressing doubts on Mariam’s revelation, saying there was no evidence to prove that Wema Sepetu was unwell.
Mariam, thereafter, produced travel documents, which showed that her daughter had flown to India; for medical treatment? EDAILY could not independently verify.
The judge, Thomas Simba, said travel documents do not prove hospitalisation, and, therefore, ordered Mariam to ensure her daughter is produced in court on June 13, when the case will be heard.
Wema Sepetu is facing bhang-possession charge, which has been in court since February, 2017.