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Connie’s heartbreaking message to Shona: I thought we’d grow old together

By Keith Mlauzi | Nehanda Showbiz |

South Africa’s late veteran actor and producer Shona Ferguson was laid to rest in a highly emotional ceremony strictly attended by his family members on Wednesday, August 4 at the Fourways Cemetery in Johannesburg.

Connie Ferguson and her daughter Alicia at the funeral of late husband Shona Ferguson
Connie Ferguson and her daughter Alicia at the funeral of late husband Shona Ferguson

The televised burial left many people emotional and Connie Ferguson’s message broke many hearts and saw her hitting the twitter top trends as many sympathized with her.

In a recorded message to her late husband, Connie said, “My love, my skatpie, never in a million years would I be in this position that I am today, speaking as I am today without your physical presence. Sho,’ I thought you and I were going to grow old together. That’s what I saw, that’s what I saw for us. That’s always been the dream.

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“I never anticipated where we are today. God brought you into my life 20 years ago, and I anticipated another 20 years with you.

“I remember when we’d see elders at Cresta Mall walking while holding hands. We’d look at them and go, ‘look at us as a couple of years.’ And we’d hold hands as if we weren’t holding hands already. I nursed you for 28 days,” she said.

Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson
Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson

Ending her tribute Connie spoke about how strong their children have been through these hard times.

“Thank you, thank you, Sho, for everything. I love you, my baby. I will always love you and this is not goodbye. But until we meet again, when God thinks it’s time,” she said.

Speakers at the funeral included Shona’s brother Dominique Ferguson, his daughters Lesedi Matsunyane- Ferguson and Alicia Ferguson, and the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

Shona passed away at the Milpark Hospital last Friday due to Covid-19 complications. Prior to his death Shona had been admitted in hospital and had a heart surgery which sent him into ICU. Telly Africa