The East African region was earlier this week shocked when a High Court in Dar es Salaam sentenced Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael “Lulu” to two years in jail.
Lulu was found guilty of manslaughter for the death of former Bongo Movie Star Steven Kanumba.
The late Kanumba died on April 7, 2012, at Sinza Vatican areas in Kinondoni District after a quarrel with the actress, with whom he was reportedly in a romantic relationship with.
Following the ruling on Monday, Lulu who was initially shocked by the ruling, has since come to accept it saying it was God’s decision.
And although her lawyer, Peter Kibatala, had indicated that he would appeal the ruling, Lulu has reportedly instructed against it.
According to Lulu’s fellow actor and a very close friend Muhsin Awadh popularly known as Dk Cheni, Lulu has been brave amidst the circumstances saying two years is a short time.
“Kusema ukweli Lulu alijua lolote linaweza kutokea ila la kufungwa ni kama hakulipa kipaumbele sana, jaji alipomaliza kusoma hukumu alishtuka kama sisi wengine wote lakini ajabu alikuwa wa kwanza kurudi katika hali ya kawaida na kutoa kauli za ujasiri,” Dk Cheni said.
“Sipingani na maamuzi ya Mungu, haya ni maamuzi yake na nimekubaliana nayo. Ana makusudi yake kunipa hiki kilichotokea leo. Acheni miaka miwili siyo mingi, sitaki kupingana na mahakama , naheshimu maamuzi ya mahakama, acheni nitumikie kifungo changu,” Lulu was quoted saying by Dk Cheni.