Legendary South African actress and businesswoman Connie Ferguson has revealed a touching reflection on how she met her late husband, Shona, including his final message.
The former Generations leading actress says she met the late actor when she was not ready to settle down or be in a relationship.
However, she admits she was overwhelmed and love swept her away, she says she could not say ‘no’ to the seasoned businessman who was born in Botswana.
The Queen actress, Harriet Khoza, on Mzansi Magic was speaking to Kaya 959’s Sol Phenduka and Dineo Ranaka and also spoke of her final message from the man who played the role of Jerry Maake on the telenovela.
Shona passed away in 2021 owing to complications related to Covid-19 and his passing sent shock waves to the entertainment industry.
“I remember the last thing I said to him and the last thing he said to me before they incubated him. He had suffered so much,” said the actress.
“As I was massaging his feet I told him that he is my soul mate. He couldn’t speak because he had a CPAP mask. He pointed at me too.
“Those were literally the last words spoken to each other before he went under. I said a lot of words after that to him hoping he could hear me but because of communication, that was it.”
Speaking about their first meeting, the co-owner of Ferguson Films explained that she didn’t expect to meet a loving and caring man because she had no plan to fall in love.
“It was unexpected. When I met Shona I was at a time in my life when it was just me and Lesedi. I never wanted to get married again and I wasn’t interested in a relationship,” she told the radio station.
“I remember the evening that I met him I was advocating for TB treatment at the time. I had just come back from activation and he was dropping Lorato’s friends at my house.
“I heard this laughter from my kitchen and I was intrigued. So I walked down the passage and saw this guy wearing a suit facing away from me. I think he heard my footsteps and this good-looking man turned around.”
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