Popular SA soap ends tomorrow

2010-03-01 00:00

IT’S the end of an era on South African television this week. The final episode of M-Net’s popular soap, Egoli, is set to be broadcast at 6 pm tomorrow night and fans can expect a number of surprises.

As to what exactly will happen in the episode and final scene of South African television’s longest- running daily drama, only creator, Franz Marx knows.

And to keep the ending under wraps, he filmed additional scenes, only brought in the editors who worked on the final episode at the last minute, and filmed two different versions of the ending.

Burgert Muller, Egoli’s executive producer, said: “We knew that the guessing game would be on and had to go to all this effort to ensure that nothing — or nobody — spoils the story for all our loyal fans.”

The final episode of Egoli will be followed by 18 commemorative episodes covering the highlights of the past 18 years of the soapie, which will run from Wednesday, March 3 to Friday, March 26.

And fans can look forward to an Egoli feature film, which is due to be shown in cinemas from June 16.

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