Obituary

John Fredericks: 'Noem my Skollie' storyteller and ex-gangster

Life of crime and hardship turned into a hit movie and a bestselling memoir

14 July 2019 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

John Fredericks, who has died in Cape Town at the age of 73, became famous when a film he scripted about his life as a gangster, Noem My Skollie, became a box-office hit in 2016 and was SA’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar awards in 2017.

He followed it up with his equally sensational autobiography, Skollie...

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