Shona Ferguson Is Exiting The Queen

Jerry Maake bids farewell, but Shona will still be working behind the scenes.

By  | May 05, 2020, 10:47 AM

The Queen's 'Robo Cop' will no longer be appearing on our television screens, as The Ferguson's have confirmed that Jerry Maake will be leaving the telenovela.

Jerry Maake fans will be disappointed to learn of their favourite detective's exit from the leading Multichoice telenovela.

Detective Maake, who is played by Shona Ferguson, is notorious for coming back to life, however this time, he is gone for good.

The Fergusons relayed a statement to TshisaLive where they announced the exit and also cleared the air regarding Dineo Langa's alleged firing.

Not willing to give out too much information on the details of his exit as they want to maintain that 'element of surprise'. Executive producer Connie Ferguson said that Dineo Langa's character 'Kea Khoza's exit will bring numerous and exiting twists and turns. The same way Jerry's departure will 'inject new life' to the community of Tembisa. 

"We can’t speak about how we exit the characters because that element of surprise is important. What we can say is that the exit of the character Kea is what ignites the series of events that follow, and propels the main story arc for season 5. Jerry will also be exiting the show. New life will be injected in the Tembisa world, with a lot of plot twists and surprises," 

Disheartened by the exiting of his character Jerry Maake, he spoke about how much he loved playing the character and how much he reminds him of his late father pastor PH Ferguson. 

"I loved playing Jerry Maake, he stands out as one of my favourite characters. The character was inspired by my late father, pastor PH Ferguson, so he will always be dear to my heart. I’m sad to say goodbye to him, but I’m looking forward to focusing my energy behind the scenes and developing more content for our beloved viewers and supporters," said Shona.

With the current filming of season 5, the influx of new characters does unfortunately mean the exit of some beloved characters. It was also recently reported that SK Khoza will be making his epic return from the dead and he has thanked fans for their support and the drastic measures they took to bring him back.

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