Remembering Zack du Plessis

2011-06-17 10:16
Zack du Plessis, veteran South African actor, has died at the age of 62.

The star of classic South Afican television shows Orkney Snork Nie and Vetkoek Paleis will be remembered for his dry humour and ever-present frown.

In an interview with SABC News, Zack's co-star Frank Opperman, who played his son Ou Boet on Orkney Snork Nie, said: "Ek voel soos 'n weeskind. Ek wil net vir oulaas sê, 'Howzit, Pa!'" (This loosely translates as "I feel like an orphan. I just want to say one last time, 'Howzit, Pa!'")

Du Plessis was also the presenter of a comedy show called Maak 'n Las.

We revisit some of his classic lines and funniest moments on South African TV. 

Orkney Snork Nie
Spike (Pierre van Pletzen, also known as 7de Laan's Oubaas) and Hendrik (Zack du Plessis) reminisce about their poor childhoods.

Ou Boet and Hendrik drum up a story...

Vetkoek Paleis
Worsie (Willie Esterhuizen) has won VIP tickets to a rugby game and Frikkadel (Zack du Plessis) desperately wants to be his +1.

Worsie and Frikkadel discuss a new menu.

Remember any other classic quotes from Zack? Let us know in the comments below. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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