Pearl Shongwe, who was a news anchor for Metro FM and The Daily Thetha, passed away at the age of 35, her family has confirmed.
“It is with great sadness that the Shongwe family announces the untimely passing of our beloved daughter Ntombifuthi Pearl Shongwe,” the newsreader’s family confirmed in a statement to News24
According to the assertion, Shongwe passed away while she was sleeping. On Tuesday, her body was found by some neighbors in her Waterfall apartment.
“Our daughter was a celebrated radio broadcaster and TV presenter. Her presence will forever live on in our hearts.”
The family has asked for privacy during this hard time in their lives, saying that arrangements for the memorial will be made at the right time.
There is yet no known explanation for the death.
The year 2010 marked the beginning of Shongwe’s career in broadcasting when she began working as an entertainment reporter for the youth radio station YFM.
After that, she became a floor MC at Silverstar Casino and a reporter for SABC Sport. Both of these jobs are still held by her today. She also did the voices for some of the most important shows on the broadcaster, like the kids’ sports show Sports Buzz.
When the news came out that she had died, there were a lot of tributes on different social media sites.
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