Rhythm City ‘auditions’ are a scam

An e-mail circulating on social media, purported to come from the soap opera's actress Amo Chidi, asks people to register and pay to attend the audition at e.tv's offices on Saturday, the broadcaster said in a statement.

On their Facebook page, the show said they would be "engaging with the South African Police Service on this matter."

"Such illegal acts will not be tolerated. Anyone taking people's money fraudulently will face the full might of the law."

Auditions for the soap opera were co-ordinated through Rhythm City’s production company, Quizzical Pictures, and were free of charge. They were not organised by any third party or cast members.

People were urged not to be taken in by the scam. Inquiries about auditions could be sent to rcinfo@soapcitysa.co.za.