Popular East African gospel musician Rose Muhando could face up to 7 years imprisonment if convicted of abortion charges facing her. Muhando, known for her amazing and electrifying music hits was last week alleged to have aborted her 7 month pregnancy.
If she had carried her pregnancy to fully cycle, she would have given birth to her a fourth child. Her close show performer is alleged to be responsible for the pregnancy. Following these allegations, millions of her fans, fellow gospel musicians, law practitioners and several leaders were astonished besides the entire world of Gospel music.
A popular law practitioner who sought anonymity said abortion is a crime in Tanzania punishable to both the lady who decides to abort and the medical practitioner(s) involved in the process.
“It depends on whether she aborted for her to restore her health which is okay, but if she aborted for other reasons it is a punishable crime committed. According to the law, the doctor involved is a jail
term of 14 years, while the lady must serve 7 years behind bars.”
Gospel Artists Union secretary general Stella Joel when asked about the incident said the union does not have any information about the act, but they could take action against Rose Muhando if the police act on the crime.
“Abortion is a criminal offence, so if the police take action on it, we will also follow suit. For now we can do nothing about it. We are only hearing it in the media and social sites and when we ask her she is denying the allegations,” she said.
She hasn’t confirmed or denied the stories however this is a very big accusation against the gospel star.