ACTRESS Connie Ferguson is over the moon.

The actress, who plays the role of Harriet Khoza on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela The Queen, took to social media to share some good news.

She revealed her late husband Shona Ferguson, who passed away in July, has won an award at the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards which were held in the United States of America.

The late TV executive bagged the Best Lead in a TV series (Africa) award posthumously for his role as Simon Masire on Kings of Joburg.

Connie took to social media to share that she is beyond elated.

“Your passion, your drive, your creative genius and your undeniable talent went unrecognised for the longest time, but that never discouraged nor deterred you from your plans and vision for Ferguson Films,” she said.

“To say I’m proud of my husband would be the biggest understatement! This guy! This guy, not only was he the biggest dreamer but also the hardest worker in the room. Boss extraordinaire, with the brightest smile and heartiest laughter. Sorely missed but fondly remembered by all. Congratulations Hubby. We receive this in your honour.


“May the memory of you never fade in people’s minds and hearts! You are loved by many and remembered for how you touched people’s lives and the difference you made to them! You continue to inspire beyond the grave! You truly are one of a kind! Chosen to defy death,” she concluded.

Connie could not attend the awards ceremony, but the award was accepted on her behalf by Samad Davis, who was the co-executive producer on Kings of Joburg.

Actress Cindy Mahlangu also won an award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Phumzi on the series.