No doubt, Shona will be remembered for his involvement on SA film industry, not only for being part of it just the way he helped some biggest stars like Thembi.
Taking to Instagram, Thembi posted a video of the television executive and actor and spoke about the impact the late star had on her life.
Thembi said that when she was at her lowest, Shona helped her get back on her feet with a role in one of Netflix South Africa’s first series, “Kings of Jo’Burg.
“I remember four years ago I was at the point where I thought to myself, I will never act again because of the bad experience I had. I’m not going to get into details, but I lost confidence and I stopped believing in myself.
“I bumped into Mr Sho. And he asked if I’d ever consider acting again, but then my response to him was, if it’s your show, I’ll do it in a heartbeat,” she said.
The conversation quickly landed her on Ferguson Film’s productions “The Gift” and “Kings of Jo’Burg”.
This also led to her bagging a role on the Mzansi Magic series “Gomora”.
“I had the best time shooting ’The Gift’ and then ’Kings of Jo’Burg’ came through. ”The show was a hit. The love of storytelling came back to me after Kings. ’Gomora’ came through, shortly after ’Kings of Jo’Burg’,” she said.