All Skeem Saam auditions have been canned!
Producers' of the youth drama series have confirmed that public auditions have been stopped.
This comes hot on the heels of a stampede in Newtown three weeks ago, where more than 10 000 people pitched up for auditions.
Skeem Saam publicist Percy Vilakazi confirmed the news to Sunday World, admitting that the auditions were unlawful and too risky for people to come try their luck.
"We broke the law because the JMPD didn't know anything about the event. It was our mistake because we didn't anticipate that people will come in numbers. The auditions were just too big for us. The police told us to cancel them," Percy explained to the paper.
Following the chaos with auditions, scammers have jumped at the opportunity to make money from unassuming people. Bogus auditions are now being held across the city and scammers are charging a registration fee of R50.
Please be wary of these auditions as Skeem Saam will not be holding anymore public auditions. Producers' are now auditioning people from casting agencies.