- Skeem Saam actor Paul Sewetsi has been granted bail of R1 000 after being arrested for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes at the Polokwane Taxi Rank
- Paul, who also plays radio dramas, plays the character of a Turfloop pastor on the popular SABC 1 soapie
- The star is facing charges of contravention of the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 and dealing in illicit cigarettes
Skeem Saam actor Paul Sewetsi has been granted bail of R1 000 after being arrested for contravention of the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 and dealing in illicit cigarettes.
Paul plays the character of a Turfloop pastor on the hit SABC 1 telenovela. He also plays the part of John-John on Thobela FM's radio drama Mahlakung.
The actor was arrested at the Polokwane Taxi Rank in Limpopo for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes.
The Daily Sun reports that the 44-year-old star appeared in court with two other suspects, Charles Kgomo, 43, and Portia Ndou, 38. They were also granted R1 000 bail each.
Two other suspects also appeared in a different courtroom where they faced more charges including the Contravention of Immigration Act as they are undocumented, the publication reports.
Paul and the other two suspects will appear again in court on 5 October, and the other two foreign nationals are expected to appear again in court on 18 July for formal bail application.
In other Skeem Saam news, Briefly.co.za reported that 80-year-old actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi has cut down her filming schedule on the popular soapie. Gogo Lydia plays the character of Koko Mantsha on the show.
Last Friday, viewers were left wondering if they would ever see her character again after she relocated from Turfloop where the storyline is predominantly based.
Skeem Saam spokesperson Sumaya Mogola said she will still be in and out of the story.
"She just won't be shooting as much as she used to. Our shooting schedule gets really hectic at times and we don't want to wear her out."
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