Cliff Saunders death happened Monday May 6th, 2019. Cliff Saunders SABC died of heart failure at 79 at his home in Northcliff, Johannesburg.
Before his death, Cliff was a former SABC journalist and political correspondent. Cliff worked for the SABC for 33 years and interviewed well-known politicians such as Nelson Mandela, PW Botha, FW de Klerk and Pik Botha.
Cliff Saunders death:
Announcing her father’s death, Cliff’s daughter Yolande told Netwerk24:
“My dad has been struggling with his heart for the past three years and has been systematically deteriorating. He didn’t want to go to hospital, but to die at his home.
“Until his death, my father was still surprisingly strong. He climbed the steps of his townhouse up and down every day and did biokinetic exercises for an hour.”
Cliff Saunder funeral service, as announced by his family, will hold at 11:00am on Friday at the Presbyterian church in Randburg on the corner of Eliseweg and Malibongwery Avenue.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Ria, who he was married to for 57 years. He is also survived by their 4 children – Cliff, Yolande, Albert, Ilette, and six grandchildren.
Read touching tributes from Cliff’s loved ones and friends below:
- From Juanita Rudolph on Facebook:
Cliff’s humor and love for his country and his people will always stay with me.
- From Juanda Best Louw:
“Cliff was always there for me with wise words and a joke to make me feel better. Go and miss him.”
- Hanlie Gorman writes:
“RIP Cliff, we shall miss the power of your intellect. Very sad day for us! “
May his soul rest in perfect peace.