Connie Ferguson was asked to comment on the uproar caused by the appearance of her ex-husband, Neo Matsunyane, on King of Joburg season 2.
After the first season’s successful premiere and launch, the actress lost her husband, Shona Ferguson.
Neo’s presence on the second season is thought to have raised eyebrows, and she was asked to address viewer criticisms while being interviewed on 702 with Bongani Bingwa.
“A point of controversy, I mean, not for you, but for certain viewers that might raise an eyebrow or two … you’ve cast Neo Matsunyane in the second season,” he asked.
Connie responded by saying she is not in charge of casting actors, she further applauded her erstwhile for being a good actor, which landed him the role.
“First of all, I’m not the casting director. Some decisions are made independently. With that said, Neo is a brilliant actor, he’s a brilliant performer and he suited the role perfectly, so why not cast Neo and why is there a point of controversy?”
The actress is blatantly unbothered by the noise from Neo’s role.
Meanwhile, she dedicated the second season to her late husband, Shona.