Jonathan Boynton-Lee: 'You can never replace Simba'

Jonathan Boynton-Lee: 'You can never replace Simba'

Apr 20, 2016, 04:32 PM

Jonathan Boynton-Lee is opening up about his friendship with former co-host, Simba Mhere.

Simba was killed in a car accident in 2015, and the Top Billing presenter still holds a special place in the hearts of many South Africans.

Jonathan, who describes Simba as his brother, says before his passing they planned to go into business together. 

"What people didn't know is that we were going to start our own production company. We had about three shows in the works, which we were doing together. Because Simba and I were brothers and best friends in real life, what you saw on screen was a genuine connection...it wasn't forced, and fake. Clients and sponsors loved that. It was a natural thing for us to say let's start our own little company," he said.

Jonathan said that no one could fill the role Simba played in his life.

"Every future plan I had, everything [involved] Simba; he was my boy. he was going to do everything with me... you can never replace someone like that," he said.

Watch Jonathan's full interview in the clip below...

READ: #RIPSimba trends after emotional memorial

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