MEDIA STATEMENT SABC MOURNS THE PASSING OF MR. SHONA FERGUSON

Johannesburg,- Saturday, 31 July 2021-The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is deeply saddened by the passing of former Muvhango actor Shona Ferguson who played the role of Dr. Leabua on the popular soapie. Mr Ferguson also appeared in Generations as Ace and Isidingo playing the role of Tyson.

He was a co-founder of Ferguson films, alongside his wife, former Generations actress Connie Ferguson.

The Group Executive of SABC Video Entertainment, Mr. Merlin Naicker stated that “The industry has lost a great filmmaker and actor. He has left an indelible mark and his work will remain part of the South African Film and Television’s rich archives, and will serve as a great well of knowledge for the aspiring filmmakers and actors”.

Mr. Duma Ndlovu – The executive producer for Word of Mouth, expressed his sadness “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ferguson family and fans during this difficult time, we are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear brother. We have lost a dedicated contributor in the film and television industry, who has been doing remarkable work. We remember him for his unmistakable dedication and passion” says the Muvhango Executive producer.

The SABC sends its heartfelt condolences to the Ferguson family, his colleagues, and his friends.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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