“Shona’s love for family was unmatched”

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Emotions ran high as the elder brother to the late Shona Ferguson shared fond memories of the love they had for each other and the family.

Dominique Ferguson, family and friends are bidding farewell to the media mogul at a private funeral at the Fourway’s Memorial Park, north of Johannesburg.


Ferguson died from COVID19-related complications last week at the age of 47. Dominique says his brother’s love for and commitment to his family was unmatched.

“It hurts so bad that you are gone bro. It hurts so much so much in the middle of the night, wondering if this is a dream, if you are really gone. That I will never get to hear you call me Domdigidi again. I know you are smiling down on your wife, your kids. I’m proud of what you have achieved in your short life, of the man you became. The love and commitment to your family is all inspiring. You are a giant.”


Actor Zandile Msutwana says the passing of the media mogul Shona Ferguson has left her broken.

Msutwana acted alongside Ferguson as Vuyiswa Maake in the popular drama series The Queen.

“Broken…and it’s so hard to express the feelings because we are hurting, it’s so sore. It’s unbelievable, it’s hard to accept. He is just everywhere in the space we work in. I suppose we all share one thing, his laughter. That’s the first thing you hear, so you hear him laugh and before he even sees me, he would call me Msutswana.”

Meanwhile, colleagues and friends say they are still dealing with the shock of his untimely passing.

Actor and Filmmaker Rapulana Seiphemo says Ferguson did everything with love.

“Today is a sad day for us in this company and it’s a great loss for our industry. Shona was a good man and he gave everything with ultimate love and loved. And that he is gone is unbelievable, I really can’t believe it. I don’t know how we are supposed to carry on but this is life.”

Live proceedings of Ferguson’s funeral: