Skeem Saam star Mabu Sewetsi appeared at the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 9 July after getting arrested for illegal trade in cigarettes in Limpopo.

He was caught alongside with other four suspects and was let out on R1, 000 bail.

Sewetsi is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on 5 October.

According to the Hawks, a tip-off was received on Wednesday about people selling illicit cigarettes at the Polokwane taxi rank.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said when operation was conducted, the five suspects were caught red-handed.

They were in possession of 45 cartons of Remington Gold cigarettes, valued at R12,000, as well as R9,681 in cash.