'Egoli' creator Franz Marx passes away after contracting COVID-19

Franz Marx was best known for writing 'Egoli: Plek van goud' - which ran from 1992 to 2010.

South African writer and director Franz Marx. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Messages of condolences are being sent to the family of South African writer and creator Franz Marx, the man who brought us Egoli.

Marx died at the age of 78 in Pretoria on Sunday after contracting COVID-19.

Marx was best known for writing Egoli: Plek van goud - which ran from 1992 to 2010.

He started off as an actor in 1968 before he went on to become a director.

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