7de Laan viewers are struggling to accept the end of the soapie.
In June, SABC 2 announced that the TV show will come to an end in December this year, after airing for 23 years.
The news left many sad, and a petition started by Jermaine Christians claims that SABC is placing an attack on the Afrikaans community by ending the soapie.
“This is not just an attack on us as loyal fans and viewers but on the Afrikaans community as well. This soapie is known for its large road show campaigns to interact with fans and viewers.”
The statement further called on other production companies to take up the tv drama and air it on another channel.
“The success behind the show comes from real life storylines, multiculturalism and catering for the needs of every South African who could relate.
“We, the fans of 7de Laan, would like to urge other production houses such as e.tv or even KykNET to buy into the idea of 7de Laan, not just saving the jobs of cast members and crew but also the number one Afrikaans soapie in South Africa.
“We plead with other production houses to make use of this opportunity to try and #Save7deLaan for good this time.”
Meanwhile, SABC announced that cast and crew members of 7de Laan will have a tour to greet and meet their fans.
“7de Laan actors will be touring the region between 1-2 September, making stops in three fantastic locations for meet and greets with their dedicated fans.”