Radio and television personality Pearl Shongwe was found dead at her home on Tuesday 8 November. Here’s five things we know about the Metro FM newsreader.Shongwe, a news reader on Tbo Touch’s afternoon drive show, Touch Down, was found dead at her home in Polofields north of Joburg in Gauteng in November last year
RIP PEARL SHONGWE
Sunday World reports that Pearl Shongwe was found dead at her home in Polofields, north of Joburg on Tuesday 8 November. A source told the publication that Shongwe was found dead by neighbours who alerted the police.
“The police are on the scene trying to establish the cause of her death,” said the source.
Another source told the publication that Shongwe was found lying dead alone in her home. The source also claimed that no injuries were found on the body.
“At the moment all I can say is that no injuries were found. It appears that she might have died of natural causes. She was found lying on her bed face down,” said the source.
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1. SHE WAS BORN IN SOWETO
According to Sunday World, Pearl was born in Soweto.
2. PEARL WAS A MISS SOWETO FINALIST
The Metro FM newsreader was a Miss Soweto finalist in 2011. She revealed that she wanted to be a model but she felt like she didn’t quite touch it – via an Instagram post. Take a look…
“I’ve always wanted to be a model. I could never quite cut it though. Not tall enough, not skinny enough, not dark enough, or light enough. And when the world wouldn’t have that anymore, the goal posts too would shift to not edgy enough, not nude enough, not cool enough,” she wrote in September 2021.
3. SHE WAS A NEWSREADER
Pearl was on the Touchdown with Tbo Touch show on Metro FM.
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4. PEARL WAS A TELEVISION HOST
The newsreader was also a television host on SABC 1’s The Daily Thetha.
5. SHE IS ALSO A VOICE OVER ARTIST
According to her Instagram biography, Pearl was also a voice over artist.