Septimus van Zyl or as every South African knows him as, Oubaas is set to the leave the hit local series 7de Laan.

Pierre van Pletzen (65) who plays the ‘oom’ married to Hilda is set to leave the show and is one of the last remaining original actors and characters left who has been with the soap since its inception on SABC2 in 2000.

7de Laan spokesperson Rosa-Marie Erasmus confirmed to TshisaLIVE that Pierre had left the show but said he might later return for cameo appearances.

The spokesperson went on to say that Oubaas won’t be killed nor divorced from (his character’s wife) Hilda.

“We don’t have immediate plans for his character but the possibility always exists for him to come and visit for a story arc,” read the statement.

Well, on the bright side at least he’s not going to die or leave his love Hilda; so we’ll just have to see how exactly the producers are going to play out his departure but as for now he’ll still be on your screens since the soap films episodes some months in advance, the final scenes with Oubaas will only be broadcast on SABC2 in the latter part of 2017 during the 19th season.

But fans are still nonetheless devastated at the news:

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