M-Net is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of actor, film producer and philanthropist, Shona Ferguson. Together with his wife Connie Ferguson, he founded Ferguson Films, and they both starred in the production company’s M-Net first series, Rockville, in 2013.
This was followed by other successful productions, such as The Throne and The Queen, in which Shona played the role of Jerry Maake. His latest appearance was on Rockville Season 5, which aired on Mzansi Magic in June 2021, where he took on the role of JB.Shona previously starred in a number of popular local TV series including Generations, Muvhango and M-Net’s The Wild.
Recently, Shona and his wife Connie launched the Ferguson Foundation, an independent programme dedicated to supporting and empowering disadvantaged individuals in navigating the film industry.Shona has left an indelible mark on the South African television and production industry. He will be greatly missed by the M-Net family and his fans.M-Net extends its heartfelt condolences to the Ferguson family and Shona’s friends and colleagues. May his loved ones find strength and peace during this difficult time.” - Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net