‘Oubaas’ actor takes political stand: ‘Thank you for all you do’.


‘Oubaas’ actor takes political stand: ‘Thank you for all you do’.

Actor Pierre van Pletzen – who played the role of ‘Oubaas’ in the Afrikaans soapie ‘7de Laan’, has doubled down on his support for the DA.

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Former 7de Laan actor Pierre van Pletzen – who played the role of Oubaas van Zyl – has continued to show his support for political party, the Democratic Alliance (DA)

Pierre and his actress wife, Sandra Vaughn, have actively endorsed the party via their social media accounts.


The SABC 2 soapie – which aired for 23 years – was canned late last year, reportedly due to a decline in audience, increased costs, and decreased advertising revenues.


On his Facebook account, Pierre van Pletzen shared his support for the DA.

Tagging his local councillor Grant Cohen, he posted: “Thank you for what you do for our town Kleinmond, the Western Cape, and our incredible country, South Africa.

In the post, Pierre – known for his portrayal of Oubaas van Zyl – wore a blue DA shirt with the slogan “Ons is oppit” [We are on it].

Pierre’s wife, Sandra Vaughn has also endorsed the party.

Telling It Like It Is

“We’ve voting for the DA. You also have a voice on the 29th May”, she said of the upcoming general election.

The post comes days after DA Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde tweeted a picture of Pierre wearing a DA shirt with the slogan “The Western Cape works.”

He captioned the pic: “Even Oubaas agrees that the Western Cape works.”

However, X users were not convinced that it was a credible celebrity endorsement.

Tweeps were sure to remind the opposition party about Oubaas’s past transgressions during his 7de Laan storyline.

@JayJNia: “Oubaas cheated on Hilda, and I’ve never looked at him the same way.”

@_lwakhem: “He also cheated on his wife, so maybe his judgment is not the best.”

@lifeoftoka: “He is untrustworthy. Ask Hilda”

The DA posted a tweet of their celebrity endorser Pierre van Pletzen also known as Oubaas van Zyl


According to his Facebook account, Pierre van Pletzen has been busy with several acting gigs since his departure as Oubaas from 7de Laan in 2017.

This includes roles in the series Getroud Met Rugby, Fraksie, Brompot, and Arendsvlei and in movies Hans Steek Die Rubicon Oor, Meerkat Maantuig and Hardegat.

Speaking to TshisaLive, Pierre bemoaned 7de Laan’s “downward spiral” over the years. He said: “It became a situation of the bad leading the bad. They fell into a dwindling spiral downwards that was very hard to observe and be a part of”.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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