South Africa has struggled to come to terms with the death of film mogul Shona Ferguson, 47, after succumbing to COVID-19 complications.

Over the weekend, Connie Ferguson, 51 paid a moving tribute to her late on social media in the form of a letter.
“This day, 20 years ago (31 July 2001) was the day God brought you into my life,” Connie wrote as she described their love for each other as a “once in a lifetime kind of love,” Connie wrote.
“’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!

The family has since confirmed that Shona will be laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by family member on Wednesday 4 August 2021. Details of the memorial service will be communicated at a later stage. “We would like to thank our friends and the public at large for the kind words of comfort during this difficult period,” the family statement reads.