Tbo Touch , Pearl Shongwe (News) and Morena Mothupi (Sports)
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The media personality, who worked with the newsreader on his show The Touchdown, did not say much in his Instagram post on Wednesday, 9 November, as he said he is still dealing with the pain.


Captioning his post, Tbo Touch wrote: “Farewell, my friend. I can write volume after volume about our journey on and off the air. But allow me to deal with this pain for now. PLEASE ”

In the video, the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California, described Pearl Shongwe as a wonderful and beautiful soul.

“It seems as if just a few days ago that I was on the show with Tbo Touch and Pearl was on with us,” he said.

Bishop Jones also praised her for her intelligence and her talent.
“It is so painful for us to have lost such a wonderful and beautiful soul in such a sudden kind of way. It is so heart-rending because the gift and the talent that this lady possessed were way above average; she was par excellence in the things she did.”

“I’m telling you, her questions and intellectuality, cognitive energy and ability were profound; it’s like we lost a thousand lives in an instant.

“And I want to say to those who love her so much and loved her so much to please remember all the beautiful and wonderful things that she represented … All of what she could have become … Rest In Peace, Pearl Shongwe,” he concluded.


Pearl Shongwe’s death was confirmed by her family on Tuesday, 8 November, saying she died in her sleep.

The 35-year-old news and sports anchor was reportedly found dead in her Polofields home in Johannesburg.

Read more: The SABC's Metro FM news presenter Pearl Shongwe passes away in her sleep.

Family spokesperson Khehla Tshabalala said: ” It is with great sadness that the Shongwe family announces the untimely passing of their beloved daughter Ntombifuthi Pearl Shongwe.

“Our daughter was a celebrated radio broadcaster and TV presenter. Her presence will forever live on in our hearts,” he said.

The family also asked for privacy to mourn her passing and said further details will follow in due course.