Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu on Tuesday failed to appear before a Dar es Salaam court for the mentioning of a drugs case.
The former Miss Tanzania was expected to appear before Resident Magistrate Thomas Simba in Kisutu to make a plea in a case she is charged with being in possession of bhang as well as consumption of hard drugs.
Instead, it is the actresses mother, Mariam Sepetu, who showed up.
According to Mariam, her daughter is ailing and travelled to India for specialized treatment where she is expected to undergo surgery.
Although Wema's illness remains undisclosed, Mariam produced travelling documents to prove her claims.
However, the prosecutor Constantine Kakula wasn't convinced and expressed worries that the accused could be merely giving excuses for deliberately missing court sessions.
"I am surprised that the accused didn't show up today. She also didn't attend the last session," Kakula submitted.
The prosecutor pleaded with the court to take appropriate action against the accused for her no show in court since there was no sufficient proof that she is indeed ailing.
"Even with the claims that she is sick, there is no proof to that" Kakula submitted.
The Magistrate postponed the case to June 13, 2018 when he will make his determination.