Tanzania’s film board banned under the directive of the government banned Wema Sepetu from acting and arts industry for an unknown period of time.
Her crime? she was seen kissing her boyfriend intimately in a video that went viral. NOTE: They were NOT having sex.
Earlier on Tanzania's Assistant Minister for Communication, Juliana Shonza, had vowed to take action against the actress over the video.
Shonza said the country's film board and communications authority will interrogate the actress and other celebrities who posted sexual content on social media.
Joyce Fissoo, a representative from the film board, said the actress had disgraced the nation by making viewers imitate to behaviours, habits and culture, which are inappropriate.
“You have gone against the country’s national values and brought shame to it. The film board, as mandated by law, has decided to take the following action against Wema Sepetu: to lock her out of the acting and arts industry for an unknown period of time until the day the film board will be satisfied that she has corrected her behaviour. The film board will closely monitor her,” she said.
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Who is Wema Sepetu?
Wema Sepetu is a Tanzanian actress and beauty contestant who won the Miss Tanzania contest in 2006 Miss Tanzania. She represented Tanzania in Miss World 2006, which was held in Poland. She later became an actress. she acted in over 20 movies and won some awards too.