‘My heart goes out to Connie' – Sello Maake Ka-Ncube remembers Shona Ferguson

The 47-year-old actor and producer passed away on Friday due to COVID-19 related complications.

Shona and Connie Ferguson. Picture: Twitter/@Shona_Ferguson

JOHANNESBURG – Fellow actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube has remembered the late Shona 'Uncle Sho' Ferguson as a workaholic who loved his family.

The 47-year-old actor and producer passed away on Friday due to COVID-19 related complications.

Ferguson was in ICU at the Milpark Private Hospital in Gauteng, after he had reportedly complained about chest pains and struggling to breathe.

READ: Actor, producer Shona Ferguson passes away

Speaking on 702’s Weekend Breakfast, Maake Ka-Ncube said his heart goes out to Ferguson’s wife and business partner, Connie.

“The loss is felt by her more than anyone in the world because she’s actually almost lost a part of herself. The two of them were inseparable. They worked together; I mean they did everything together.”

The couple had starred alongside each other in several productions, including one where Shona and Connie shared the screen with Maak Ka-Ncube – The Queen.

Their production company, Ferguson Films, was behind many popular local productions which include; iGazi, The Throne, and Rockville among others.

Maake Ka-Ncube said he believed Ferguson’s legacy would be carried on by his family.

“I think going forward Constance is going to find herself having to hold the forte together, but their daughters are there I guess a myriad of people that are working in Fergusons Films. I think that family will be carried on.”

Many continued to share their tributes and messages of condolences on social media under the hashtag #RIPShonaFerguson.

Industry colleagues described Ferguson's death as a loss to the country.

Members of the public shared their admiration for the couple’s very public display of their love for each and for their children.

The family has asked to be given space to process their loss.

Listen below for the full interview: Sello Maake Ka-Ncube pays tribute to late actor, producer Shona Ferguson