Why Connie Ferguson was so deserving of favourite personality award

The DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice awards saw veteran actress Connie Ferguson winning the favourite personality award. An award she dedicated to her ' best friend, someone who means and continues to mean the world' - her late husband, Shona Ferguson.

Picture: Connie Ferguson

Actress and businesswoman, Connie Ferguson deservedly walked away with the favourite personality award at the fourth DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards, held in Pretoria on Saturday night.

The awards honoured South African achievers in various categories including music, acting and television presenting.

Taking to the Sun Arena stage, Ferguson dedicated the award to her 'best friend, someone who means and continues to mean the world' to her - Shona Ferguson, her late husband, who was also honoured on the night, alongside other South Africans who passed away in the past two years.

People on social media have congratulated the filmmaker, saying no one was more deserving of the favourite personality award - calling the mother of two strong, creative and inspiring.

Other notable winners of the night were Makhadzi, who walked away with the favourite artist/group award and favourite song award; host Lawrence Maleka, who won favourite tv presenter and ultimate viewers’ choice award and The Wife actor, Kwenzo Ngcobo, who received the favourite rising star award.

"I don’t want to bore you with my favourite nominees from the Wife, but it is impossible to not talk about the incredible work by Ngcobo. He won many hearts through his stellar performance accompanied by a dazzling smile and charm on Imbewu: The Seed, and the recent success on The Wife where he plays Qhawe Zulu. We can’t deny that he is indeed a star on the rise," said Amogelang Ramela, a die-hard fan of the show.

Here is the full list of winners below:

  1. Song of the Year: Makhadzi ft. Prince Benza - Ghanama

  2. Favourite Actress: Sannah Mcunu

  3. Favourite Actor: Abdul Khoza

  4. Favourite Radio Personality: Selbeyonce Mkhize

  5. Favourite DJ: Shimza

  6. Favourite Comedian: Skhumba Hlophe

  7. Favourite Rising Star: Kwenzo Ngcobo

  8. Favourite Sports Personality: Rassie Erasmus

  9. Favourite TV Presenter: Lawrence Maleka

  10. Favourite Personality: Connie Ferguson

  11. Favourite Music Artist or Group: Makhadzi

  12. Ultimate Viewers’ Choice: Lawrence Maleka