Veteran actress and media mogul Connie Ferguson has finally broken her silence following the untimely death of her husband, Shona on Friday, 30 July 2021.
The well-known businessman, executive producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films from Botswana died at the age of 47. He died at Netcare Hospital in Milpark, Joburg, due to Covid-19 related complications.
In a moving tribute that Connie published on her social platforms, she said:”This day, 20 years ago (31 July 2001), was the day God brought you into my life, and we haven’t looked back since! Ours is a once in a lifetime kind of love. We joked about how we were going to be in our old age. How we would take turns supporting each other and being strong for each other.
”The irony is we have already been doing that for the past 20 years! Oh how God has loved me to give me YOU! We were already planning our 20th wedding anniversary in November, assuming that we had time!????You and I were joined at the hip, now I feel completely off balance, incomplete, without my other half! My SOULMATE!????????
“I’m struggling to process everything that’s going on! It all just feels like a horrible nightmare that I can’t wake up from!??I feel like I’m living in a twilight zone!????I keep asking God WHY? Why Lord?????Please help me understand!??I trust you! I trust you to see me and my family through this!????Please give me and my family the strength to carry on, and continue our hero’s legacy!????Only YOU can!????
“SHO, my ANGEL, my LOVE, my SKAT, my LAAITIE. We share a once in a lifetime kind of love, a love like no other that surpasses all understanding! A love that outlives even death! You and I WILL meet again when God decides it’s time. In the meantime you live on in our hearts. You’ve owned my heart from the day we met 20 years ago today, and there you will live until we meet again!??Rest now angel.
As we contemplate our tomorrow, let your body rest and your spirit soar. You are reunited with the Lord, your first LOVE!????I miss you, I love you, and I will never forget you! MY ANGEL!??”
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Skeem Saam Actor Dumps The Show For Politics
MPHOZA Mashabela is going into politics.
The former Skeem Saam actor and Limpopo Artist Movement chairman is running to become a councillor in Mokopane.
He told Daily Sun if he was elected, he’d focus on service delivery and issues affecting artists. He said he was running as an independent candidate.
“I’m contesting ward 12 in Mahwelereng. I was nominated by friends who felt I could represent this ward as I understood its challenges. I was also motivated by One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane as he’s been supporting local leaders to contest elections independently,” he said.
Mphoza said he’d focus on the basic needs of the community.
“My community lacks basic services such as healthcare,” he said.
“I shall also be focusing on unemployment. Our youth is unemployed and it’s unfortunate that people from outside the area get first preference.
“I am, therefore, going to ensure our local youth is skilled and educated enough to get jobs locally.”
Mphoza said if he was elected, he’d contribute 50% of his salary to bursaries. “I’ll be doing this from my Mphoza and Friends Foundation. I will also concentrate on fixing the roads.”
Mphoza said he didn’t think his duties as councillor and chairman of the movement would clash.
“The movement is aware I’m contesting this position and I have their full support. I’ll also ensure that our interests as artists are taken seriously.”
Maimane said he was fully behind Mphoza.
“I’ve always said certain groups were underrepresented and we needed people like Mphoza to fight for them. My belief is you can’t lead the arts and culture sector if you’re not an artist.”
Drama as daughter r@ped by her dad for 9 years wants more tlof tlof from him
A 21-year-old woman who was allegedly r_ped by her father over a nine-year period has refused to end their s.e.xual relationship. The woman, who has since fallen pregnant, identified another man as her baby’s father but it was later revealed that her father had impregnated her.
The woman’s refusal to end the affair has caused a rift in the family and a team of social workers has been assigned to investigate the matter with a view to providing counseling to the family and offering ongoing psychosocial support to the woman who has suffered humiliation at the hands of her stepdaughter.
“Our team of social workers will also have sessions with the girl and provide her with psychosocial support,” said KZN MEC for Social Development, Nonhlanhla Khoza.
Furthermore, Khoza has called on police to investigate and charge the father.
“This man should face statutory r_pe since he started to sleep with his daughter while still a minor,” the MEC said.
It is alleged that the girl and her father began a s.e.xual relationship when she was 12.
It is further alleged that the 52-year-old man began raping his daughter when she would come over to visit him.
Khoza said the girl lost her mother and stayed with her sibling, father and stepmother.
She expressed shock at the incident adding that such acts showed that there were those in communities who had lost their moral compass.
Khoza called on communities to stand together and call out those involved in child abuse, r_pe, and gender-based violence.
“If the communities did not keep quiet for so long, such dastardly acts may have been averted earlier. Our communities should understand that ignoring cases of s_xual exploitation perpetuates such actions.
“We want to appeal to the SAPS to conduct a thorough investigation and put forward a strong case for the prosecution against the man. As a society, we need to send a strong message to perpetrators of such crimes that we have zero tolerance for their disgusting behavior,” Khoza said.
WATCH | Strict Teacher Shot Dead By 14-Year-Old Student In Cape Town
An eyewitness who had been preparing to guide children safely into the school grounds, has given a chilling account of how she watched two gunmen flee the scene after killing a school teacher at Heinz Park Primary school this morning.
The teacher, 53, has been identified as a Mr Thulani Manqoyi, a grade six mathematics educator who had been at the school since 2008.
No one has been arrested and the motive for the killing is still unknown but the community leaders are baying for blood, calling for the death penalty and a swift arrest.
Devastated parents, colleagues and Walking Bus members gathered in and outside the school grounds while police combed the crime scene for clues. A shocked security guard rushed to the vehicle in tears and collapsed on the ground.
The Walking Bus member who cannot be identified for security reasons, spoke exclusively to the Weekend Argus, about how she had found the teacher dead inside his car moments after he had been shot.
“We are on patrol, we make sure the children go safely into the gates and fetch those still walking along the road,” she said.
“We were just at our point where we were taking the children in when we heard the gunshots. We then ran and when we came closer to the school grounds, we saw two people fleeing. They looked suspicious but we could not see who they were.
“We asked the security what happened? what shooting was it? Whether it was inside or outside. When we arrived at the car, as we had walked between the cars, we saw the teacher lying there, shot inside his car.
She said he was a strict teacher who cared a lot for his learners.
A teacher has been shot and killed allegedly by a 14 year old boy in Heinz Park Primary Cape Town
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Fadiel Adams of the Cape Coloured Congress who also rushed to the scene said Mr Manqoyi was a good man.
“He came here to teach and today he is dead. An entire school is traumatised. But look at the situation, look at Heinz Park and understand, why a young man from Heinz Park can think so little of life , look at the sewerage here in front of the school.
“There is absolutely nothing here for these kids. The circumstances do not change, nothing else will change and we will lose more people. Today it is a fact, the most sacrificing of professions, teachers and doctors are no longer safe.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Andre Traut confirmed two suspects had fled the scene: “The circumstances surrounding the death of a 52- year-old man are being investigated after he was shot and killed in the parking area of Heinz Park primary school while sitting in his vehicle this morning at around 7:45am.
“ Two unknown suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested.
“Any person with information regarding the murder is kindly requested to contact crime Stop on 08600 10111.”
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