Television and Metro FM Radio presenter Pearl Shongwe dies, according to a report by Sunday World on Tuesday. 

Shongwe, the newsreader was currently on the Touchdown with Tbo Touch show on SABC Radio Station Metro FM.


She was found dead at her home in Polofields north of Joburg on Tuesday afternoon.

A source, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal. Told the publication that Shongwe was found dead by neighbours who alerted the police.

Popular Metro FM Newsreader Pearl Shongwe dies
Pearl Shongwe

“The police are also on the scene trying to establish the cause of her death,” said the deep throat.

Another mole said the former SABC news reader was found lying dead alone in her home.

“At the moment all I can say is that no injuries were found. It also appears that she might have died of natural causes. She was found lying on her bed face down,” said the tipster.

Gauteng Police Spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza asked Sunday World to send her written questions. But she had not responded at the publication published the story. 

Shongwe was 35 at the time of her untimely passing. 


She was born in Soweto and was a Miss Soweto 2011 finalist.

Her career kicked off in 2010 when she worked for youth radio station YFM as an entertainment reporter. She worked alongside Mo Flava and also SABC Sport as a reporter and voice artist to their flagship programs. This  includes a children sport show, ‘Sports Buzz’.

Shongwe also featured on the SABC 24hr News channel as a sports host on Sports Live.

She also moved on to co-host Morning Live on weekends alongside Simphiwe Ncongwane.

She has become a force to be reckoned with in the media landscape. Born in Soweto, the television presenter, newsreader, voice artist and facilitator has always dreamed of a career in broadcasting – having started auditioning for TV commercials at the age of 12.