7de Laan adds new Afrikaans family: Meet the Welmans!

2016-05-18 10:48

Johannesburg - After the recent departure of a number of key actors from Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan (2000-current), we have some good news to share with the fans.

From June, 7de Laan viewers will be introduced to a brand-new Afrikaans family that will be moving into Hillside.

Meet the Welmans, a family with a dark history and loads of money.

The difficult dad: Chris Welman

Played by: David Rees – best known as Niek Naudé from Egoli (1992-2010).

Need to know: Chris, 55, is a successful businessman who always gets what he wants. He maintains high standards and expects only the best from his family, but he never takes responsibility for his faults.

The snobbish mom: Mariaan Welman

Played by: Deirdre Wolhunter - best known as Franci Roos in Fluiters (2016-current, Tuesdays, kykNET at 20:00).

Need to know: Mariaan, 52, appears to be confident, even haughty and snobbish at times. But this is a front to a mask deep-seated insecurity. She’s obsessed with her family’s public image and will criticise them if she feels like it. She has a tendency to be over-protective of her family.

The doctor daughter: Alexa Welman

Played by: Carina Nel - best known as Isabel in Generations (1994-current) from 2013-2015.

Need to know: Alexa, 25, is a medical doctor and more reserved than her younger sister. She is bright, gentle, caring and attracts a lot of attention from the men in the Laan. But she shies away from serious relationships.

The sport-obsessed son: Rikus Welman

Played by: André Lotter – best known as evil Liam in Villa Rosa (2004-2016) from 2013-2016.

Need to know: Rikus, 27, has a degree in accounting but his heart lies with tennis. He wants to become a professional tennis player but his dad doesn’t approve.

The free spirited younger daughter: Amorey Welman

Played by: newcomer Kristen Raath

Need to know: Amorey, 22, is her daddy’s little girl and showers him with affection, but she had a rebellious side to her and questions everything.

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