Lesedi Takes The Jab

She did it for her late father Shona Ferguson

By  | Aug 25, 2021, 10:14 AM  | Lesedi Matsunyane  | Top of the

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Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson is the latest TSWAleb to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The actress took to social media to share an image of her getting the jab and she can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief as she is protected from the deadly virus.

Lesedi who recently lost her father Shona Ferguson to COVID-19 related complications captioned her post "Pfizer for Fah" which simply means that she took the vaccine in honor of her lather father, who did not receive it prior to his death.

Shona succumbed to COVID-19 related complications last month. The news of his passing sent shockwaves across the continent. Shona was a respected thespian and television producer whose career spanned several years. His death has left a huge void in the South African acting industry.

Connie's sister Atosie Pilane delivered a moving eulogy at the late media mogul's funeral that left everyone weeping. She went as far as speaking about the very first time he got weak when he contracted COVID-19.

“My brother was diagnosed with Covid-19 on the 26th of June. The treatment started at home for about a week. The symptoms worsened and he was admitted to Pinehaven hospital on the 3rd of July where he struggled with low oxygen levels. It got worse a bit and he moved to high care a week later after admission.

Connie's sister then went on to say, “On the 12th, my sister called me – I was in Botswana and we had just lost another brother to Covid – She called and said, eix Nana, I need you. Me Sho is not well. I arrived from Botswana on the 14th of July, whereby now I started helping my sister with the journey as a caregiver.

“On the 15th, the symptoms were at their worst. The doctors did what they could at Pinehaven, thanks to them. Which now resulted in him being airlifted to Milpark on the 16th of July, where he spent two weeks in ICU. During that two weeks, where we officially leaving at Milpark.”

“Unfortunately, on the 29th around 23h50 after we had spent the day there. The saying we should rush to the hospital, we spent the whole night with him, until the next day on the 30th and around past 7, the doctor came and told us to keep doing what we were doing because he is now stable and looking better. We went back home and freshened up and as soon as we were done we got another call saying come back to the hospital. Unfortunately, when we got there the doctors told us that my brother had just left us.”

Another one of our faves who recently got vaccinated against COVID-19 is Marang. The actress shared on her Instagram stories that she had the craziest side effects from getting the jab. She said, "vaccine side effects dealt with me last night whaaat?? The craziest fever, chills, headache! wow, wow, wow"

"It's normal to experience side effects. Just make sure to hydrate and take paracetamol before and after getting the jab. I'm all good good now but I do need more rest"

Image Cred: Twitter

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