South African actor Pierre van Pletzen, who plays Oubaas van Zyl, is leaving 7de Laan.
According to a statement from 7de Laan published by TshisaLIVE, the actor will exit the popular Afrikaans soapie next month (August).
The statement revealed that van Pletzen's character will not be killed off from the show.
"He won't be killed nor divorced from (his character's wife) Hilda," the statement said.
"We don't have immediate plans for his character but the possibility always exists for him to come and visit for a story arc."
Oubaas, a fan-favourite, is one of the longest running characters on the show and is well-known for his comedic moments.