Celebrated actress and model Wema Sepetu is in India for fertility treatment, a section of Tanzanian media say.
Wema Sepetu’s mother, Mariam Sepetu, on Tuesday told a Dar es Salaam court that her daughter, who is facing drug-related charge, could not attend court proceedings because she was “in India for treatment”. Mariam did not disclose what Wema was suffering from.
And a source close to Wema Sepetu’s family now claims the Miss Tanzania 2006 traveled to India to seek, among other treatments, fertility corrective procedures.
“Wema really desires to be a mother. She hasn’t given up on that quest. She has traveled to India to receive fertility treatment. I understand she will undergo a surgical operation,” the insider told Global Publishers.
Wema Sepetu’s manager, Neema Ndepanya, however, refutes those claims.
“What I know is that Wema is in India for treatment of abdominal pains and nothing else,” said Ms Ndepanya.
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.
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.