The entertainment industry is mourning the death Metro FM and Daily Thetha anchor Pearl Shongwe.
There are still no details regarding her cause of death, however according to several reports, she was found dead in her Polo Fields home. The SABC has confirmed her untimely passing through a tweet “The SABC has learned through the family of Pearl Shongwe that she has sadly passed away. The SABC extends its heartfelt condolences to the Shongwe Family.”
— SABC (@SABCPortal) November 8, 2022
On social media, a WhatsApp message is circulating from a neighboring forum and it reads “We regret to inform you that one of our residents has passed away inside her Unit. The family of the resident has been notified and is at The Polofields presently.
“You may notice police, ambulance and coroner vehicles in the Estate during the day. Please do not be alarmed as they are attending to the situation. Currently, there is no reason for concern.”
South Africans are shattered by the news, and they have taken to social media to share their heartfelt condolences.
The EFF sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Metro FM News Reader Pearl Shongwe.
When death visits, it is never pleasant for anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shongwe family.
May they be comforted and may her soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/FyhdS6YodY
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) November 8, 2022
— Thabiso (@Thabiso_T_) November 8, 2022
Yoh the news of Pearl Shongwe's passing has literally broken me. I have been such a huge fan of hers from her Fresh Breakfast days, Morning Flava… Yoh! 💔💔😭😭
— THAMSANQA NOGWANYA (@Nogwee) November 8, 2022
Rest in peace to a friend, my One Day Leader colleague & a shining star, Pearl Shongwe. You left an unforgettable mark in every space you occupied & your presence lifted those around you. May God be with you through eternity. Your memory will live in our hearts forever. ❤️🙏🏾 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/YibP8WT2mH
— Tebogo Ditshego (@TebogoDitshego) November 8, 2022
Rest easy sis Pearl Shongwe. You were always a positive person and such a career driven individual.
It was an honour working with you and knowing you. Condolences to your family, friends and colleagues.
RIP 🕊️💔 pic.twitter.com/0yZlFFeOzW
— The Best Thing Ever Official (@SabbyTheDJ) November 8, 2022
I'm deeply hurt, RIP Pearl Shongwe 😭😭🕊🥺🥺
— Mshay'Wesinqa (@EyakwaZulu) November 8, 2022
Pearl Shongwe you are free now , you lived your life and I’m sure when your soul left your body you reflected on your life here on earth and I’m sure you smiled like you always do …. All we can do is to celebrate you for we have gained a beautiful energetic sweet Angel. pic.twitter.com/JPMQ8qh1aQ
— Thulani Mathebula 👁👑 (@chrisreymond89) November 8, 2022
So sad to learn about Pearl Shongwe’s passing man! 😢
Life is fragile and fleeting!
What a talent? What a beautiful mind?
May her soul rest in peace!
Condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and supporters! 💕💐 🙏🏾
— Kokeletso.L (@l_keletso) November 8, 2022
I'm so heartbroken. I loved the way #pearlshongwe read the news. She had such a beautiful laugh & voice. Wow.💔
— Raised in Africa💫 (@paballo_patsa) November 8, 2022