Wema Sepetu has been in the news of late after rumours circulated linking her with her ex-boyfriend Diamond Platnumz following the long overdue demise of his relationship with Zari Hassan.
And since then, many in the Tanzanian blogosphere have linked her directly to the demise of Diamond Platnumz’ relationship. Whatever the case may be, I do not care and neither should you. Today’s sermon is about how she treated the late Steven Kanumba’s mother.
Now, say what you will about the late Tanzanian actor and the manner in which he met his death (I for one believe he met a well-deserved death) but the fact that he was well loved by the Tanzanian domestic film audience is irrefutable.
Tanzanians love their own movies and he was a huge movie star so naturally, they loved him.
Kanumba was involved in a clearly inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth Micheals who was a minor at the time. The two fought and Elizabeth Micheals is currently cooling her heels in a Tanzanian prison where she will remain for the next two years.
His mother, however, has lost her son. And as such, she has been reaching out to players in the Tanzanian film industry for support and so she reached out to Wema Sepetu who welcomed her to her house.
But when Flora Mtegoa arrived at her house, she was met by a rather rude shock as a neighbour narrated:
Nimeumia kweli. Mama wa watu alituambia kuwa aliwasiliana na Wema, akamuambia aje nyumbani wazungumze sasa ameﬁ ka hapa, geti halifunguliwi,” a neighbor Abdul Ndeki told Tanzanian daily Global Publishers.
Another neighbor, Msodoki, says they were surprised to find Kanumba’s mother stranded outside Wema Sepetu’s gate.
“Sisi majirani hapa tumeshamzoea, hata ugonge vipi geti hawezi kukufungulia kama huna ‘apointment’ naye. Sasa kwa mama Kanumba ndio imetushangaza sana. Huyu mama tunafahamu alikuwa mkwewe, kuja kwake hapa tunaamini kwamba pamoja na kuzungumza naye, pengine angepaswa hata kumsadia chochote kitu sasa kweli ameﬁka tangu mchana hadi jioni Wema hafungui geti, hii ni sawa na kujitafutia laana,”
And here’s the kicker, Wema Sepetu used to date the late Steven Kanumba back in the day!